Local Architect Drawing Harvey House Final Touches

The Larchmont Chronicle published a feature on our very own Richard Herman, A.I.A., the Los Angeles-based architect drawing Harvey House final touches.

Richard "Dick" Herman is the architect working on renovations for the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station, one of the last Harvey Houses in operation before it closed in 1967.

The article goes on about the Microbrewery on tap, stating: The historic Art Deco site is set to open within a year as an 11,000 square-foot microbrewery and gastropub, depending on landlord Metro’s construction timetable, estimated to be about eight months after the go-ahead from the city regarding building permits. Beer will be made in three large vessels, under the restaurant’s three-story-tall geometric-designed arched ceiling, and filtered into 18 tanks to ferment up to 6,000 gallons of ale at a time.

“It’s a fantastic space,” said Herman. “Because it’s extremely historic, we can’t do anything to existing walls."

The article goes on to share that the original kitchen, which had five exhaust fans, will have one large exhaust fan. A basement, which had shower facilities for the “Harvey Girls” waitresses who lived on site, will store grain and tank coolers and have offices. Opened in 1939, Harvey House was part of the 80-plus restaurant chain at railway stations throughout the country. Most were designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, the architect who also designed buildings in national parks.

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The Gallery Restaurant Announces Ground Breaking

The Galley Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Santa Monica, CA dating to the early 1930’s, announces ground breaking for mid-June 2010.  R.S. Herman Architects is working with the owner of the restaurant and the design review board to remodel the patio and provide significant accessibility upgrades.


Sutton and Sepulveda Apartments Engages RSHA

Sutton and Sepulveda Apartments engages R.S. Herman Architects for design phase of 13 condominium homes in Sherman Oaks, CA.


Pacific Truck Equipment Mid-March Ground Breaking

Mid-March ground breaking expected for Pacific Truck Equipment in Whittier, CA.  R.S. Herman Architects completed drawings for the 24,600 square foot industrial manufacturing building which are in plan check with the various departments of the County of Los Angeles.


Construction Commences at Eegee's

Eegee’s in Casa Grande, AZ announces construction commencement for late April 2010.  R.S. Herman Architects (RSHA) is working with an associated design firm for this new 2,900 square foot restaurant.  The architectural drawings are in plan check and RSHA continues to work on clearing the project for the permit which is scheduled to be received by late March.


Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Expands to N. California

R.S. Herman Architects works with a large franchisee to expand Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf into the Northern California market.  Two new Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf locations may be acquired as early as mid April. 


Johnny Rocket's Opens at Burbank Collection

R.S Herman Architects announces Johnny Rocket’s at the Burbank Collection, a mixed-use commercial center, grand opens after final inspections.


Single Family Housing in Fountain Valley, CA

R.S. Herman Architects starts preliminary phases of laying out various design schemes for a single-family housing tract on 18 acres in the City of Fountain Valley, CA 


Restoration of Rose Garden at Glendale's Fremont Park

Local Architect, and avid gardener, Richard S. Herman, president and owner of R.S. Herman Architects, volunteers to restore Rose Garden at Glendale’s Fremont Park. The Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale & Neighborhood Services partnered with the Los Angeles Tinseltown Rose Society and the Community Services and Parks Department to revilatize the garden. Close to 400 new rose bushes were planted in the neglected garden.


Resurrecion Begins CA Architecure Licensing

Ray Resurrecion, associate architect with R.S. Herman Architects and former Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student, begins acquisition of California architecture licensing.


Owner Starts LEEDS Certification

Richard S. Herman, president and owner of R.S. Herman Architects, starts classes for LEED certification.


The Winehouse Feasibility Study Completed

R.S. Herman Architects completes financial feasibility for The Winehouse, a boutique restaurants and large wine and spirits retailer with wine tastings and wine classes in West Los Angeles, CA.  RSHA continues to work with The Winehouse on feasibility studies to acquire the adjacent property to expand the nature of services. 


RSHA Completes Drawings for Wahooz Addition

R.S. Herman Architects completes design and drawings for Wahooz, Meridian, Idaho, a 55,000 square foot addition to an existing family entertainment with go cart tracks and a water park.  RS Herman Architects continues to work with a large team preparing the interior architecture drawings. 


Johnny Rocket's Selects RSHA for Store Renovation

Johnny Rocket’s at Hollywood and Highland selects R.S. Herman Architects for store renovation.  Remodel drawings have been completed, building permit has been received and work on the project continues.


Sycamore Creek Senior Housing Inks Deal with RSHA

Sycamore Creek Senior Housing, a 175-unit senior citizen multi-housing community on six acres located in the City of Westminster, CA contracts R.S. Herman Architects.