A project of the Earthen Architecture Initiative

The Seismic Retrofitting Project (SRP) seeks to combine traditional construction techniques and materials with high-tech methodologies to design and test easy-to-implement seismic retrofitting techniques and maintenance programs to improve the structural performance and safety of earthen buildings while minimizing loss of historic fabric. Read More

Testing & Modelling

Testing and modelling structural behavior of earthen buildings


Designing and applying updated retrofitting techniques


Promulgating GCI-developed retrofitting techniques

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Getty Conservation Institute Council
The Seismic Retrofitting Project is supported through the generosity of the
Getty Conservation Institute Council.

Page updated: September 2017