Reuben Lombardo has extensive experience in the preservation field, and is a key team member of Spectra Company’s Historic Division. His areas of expertise include Ornamental Concrete/Plaster, Granite/Marble, Tile/Stone/Ceramics, Historic Murals/Decorative Painting, Sculptures, Mold Making, Wood Restoration and Metals. Although well versed in many aspects of historic restoration, Reuben has a particular affinity for the more artistic elements of preservation work. He is an artist by trade, but has coupled his practical historic knowledge with construction and project management skills. Reuben is a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA.
Reuben has utilized his expertise on numerous restoration and waterproofing projects. They include such noteworthy landmarks as the Hoover Dam in Boulder City, Nevada, the Catalina Island Casino in Avalon, The Hearst Castle in San Simeon, the Fine Arts Building in Los Angeles, Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Anaheim Citrus Packing House, The Santa Barbara Mission, multiple University projects at UCLA, Mount Saint Mary’s, and California Institute of Technology, and varied projects for the city of Santa Monica including the City Hall, the Marion Davies house, the Police Station, the Municipal Pools, and Ocean Park Library.
Reuben has been an important part of the project team to receive over forty different preservation awards for his work on various projects throughout California. He has done multiple presentations and workshops on the restoration and preservation of historic structures for WCAPT, APTI, CPF, LA Conservancy, APF (Arizona Preservation Foundation), and CRA (California Redevelopment Agency). Reuben Currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Western Chapter of Preservation Technologies International (WCAPTi).