JR van Dijs, Inc. helped to bring life back to the Arts Building, which had lost some of its historical elements and had been previously neglected. Acting as a general contractor, our company completed a full renovation of the building while respecting its character-defining features. After its completion, The Arts Building became occupied by American Career College and is now used as an educational institution.
In 2012 JR van Dijs, Inc. was honored to see The Arts Building receive the 2011 Annual Preservation Award from Long Beach Heritage for its respectful rehabilitation.
-Built in 1933
-Art Deco Style with Egyptian and Churrigueresque Influence
-Concrete and Masonry Construction
-Prior Uses: Newspaper Headquarters, Educational Space, Office Space