The B.L. Engineering Inc. archive contains the papers of the civil engineering firm B.L. Engineering, Inc., including contracts,
project files, financial records, plans and drawings. The firm, founded in 1969 and owned by the Cuban American Carlos Sebastian
Lorente, worked on projects throughout Los Angeles and the region.
B.L. Engineering, Inc., was founded in 1969 by Carlos Sebastian Lorente (owner), and partners Thomas Buenafe and Walter Gregory.
The firm was a civil engineering consulting firm that did work for a number of architectural firms, engineers and government
agencies. In the 1970s, the firm did a significant amount of work for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City
of Los Angeles. Many of their projects were for educational institutions, but they also consulted on the construction of
churches, bus maintenance facilities, and civic centers. The firm was dissolved after the death of Lorente in 1993.
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