Reagan Ranch Visitors Center
Historic building transformed into museum of national interest
Stonemark provided full preconstruction & construction services for renovation of this significant historic downtown Santa Barbara building into a museum of national interest. The Museum features Ronald Reagan’s life at Rancho del Cielo - his private and rugged retreat he largely built himself. The planning phase involved multiple layers of complexity including negotiating agreements with numerous City of Santa Barbara agencies to obtain approvals, overseeing a series of hazardous materials abatement requirements and championing value engineering and contractor negotiations to bring the project within budget. Stonemark managed all aspects of the project including procurement of museum exhibits and furnishings that required coordination early in the construction sequence, a crane to lift into the Museum a large section of the fallen Berlin wall and the jeep Reagan used to tour then Russian President Gorbachev around the ranch.
Jan Hochhauser, AIA
Hochhauser Blatter Associates