Renown for our vast expertise in historic renovation, the LDS Church has entrusted us to sustain and restore some of its most iconic landmarks—including our work on the Provo Tabernacle, which was ravaged by fire in 2010. Jacobsen recently transformed this historic structure into the Provo City Center Temple.
Preserving the building’s 3,500-ton exterior was critical to the transformation. After much planning and preparing, we placed the structure on 40-foot-high stilts in order to begin construction in the basement (which we had to excavate first). To protect the exterior shell, two layers of brick were removed from the entire perimeter of the structure; we then secured the remaining three layers of brick with steel ties. For additional stabilization, concrete was applied through rebar grating that was erected around the interior perimeter of the structure.