Stanford University

East Gate Clock Tower with blue sky and palm trees

Historic and iconic, Stanford University is a dream site for many. Located in Palo Alto, and known for modernity and innovation, this highly ranked university welcomes thousands on campus each year.

Since 1988 ARG has been a resource for the University in all aspects of building and outdoor art conservation. We have helped solve waterproofing and building envelope issues for many of the University’s historic masonry buildings and authored a study in 1988 that continues to provide guidance on the maintenance and conservation of these important buildings.

Over the ensuing years we have prepared several studies, executed multiple condition
assessments, and provided architectural services for rehabilitations to major facilities.
Select work to date includes:

  • Old Student Union Exterior Conditions Assessment
  • Old Winery Rehabilitation
  • Main Quadrangle Buildings Restorations & Studies
  • Main Quadrangle Portals Conservation
  • Maya Lin Timetable Feasibility Study
  • Mechanical Engineering Studio Renovations
  • Roble Gym Exterior Conditions Assessment
  • Row Houses Renovations
  • Stanford Mausoleum Conditions Assessment
  • Stanford Memorial Church Materials Conservation
  • Stanford Wood Study
  • Toyon Hall Reroofing


In order to simplify contracting for exterior building assessments, ARG became certified in the
use of boom lifts as early as 1994 when we undertook the evaluation of the Stanford Museum.


In 1996, we operated a 138-foot boom lift, the largest available at that time, for our first
inspection of the Old Student Union and its two domes.

Photos courtesy of Architectural Resources Group and David Wakely

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