Long Beach Transit

Owner: Long Beach Public Transportation Company

Architect: VBN Architects

Landscape Architect: MIG

General Contractor: Fast Track Construction

In 2010 Long Beach Transit began a $7 million renovation project to upgrade and modernize the Long Beach Transit Mall. Improvements included night lighting, and newly designed bus shelters along with upgraded landscaping and public art including Lithomosaic. Lithomosaic is Shaw & Sons’ and artist, Robin Brailsford’s, unique patented method for installing traditional mosaic tile in architectural and structural concrete. It provides a much more durable and flatter finish with better structural properties than traditional mosaic.

The Shaw installation guys are stellar. Their work ethic and their attention to detail perfection is astonishing. More than any other crew we have worked with, they treat each other with trust and respect - and all the other workers on site too. In the office, the samples, colors and aesthetics are top shelf. The bigger the challenge, the better opportunity for excellence. No wonder Shaw & Sons is the innovative, creative brains of the concrete world.

– Robin Brailsford, Brailsford Public Artt