Fresno, Calif.–based Arthur Dyson Architect received a 2015 Residential Architect Design Award for the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1955 Fawcett House in Los Banos, Calif. Some of the major work included returning the concrete block walls to their original color, and replacing colored concrete walks. According to the project profile from Residential Architect, sister publication to Concrete Construction:
[The] extensive restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1955 Fawcett House in the San Joaquin Valley community of Los Banos, Calif., has allowed the home to reclaim its place as representative of the master’s later work. The 3,800-square-foot single-story structure had suffered structural failures, leaks, out-of-date building systems, and various additions that detracted from its utility and the rigor of its triangular grid-based design. Consulting with a cadre of Wright experts—including Wright’s grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, and the original owner’s daughter—Fresno, Calif.–based Arthur Dyson Architect brought the three-winged structure back to life by preserving when possible and restoring when necessary.