The exterior of the Mullen Automotive Museum

The Completed Mullin Automotive Museum

Allied Roofing and Waterproofing, Inc., ARWP,  was contacted by architect David Randall Hertz to assist in the roof design and installation for the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA. This was no ordinary design and installation project as Mr. Mullin’s museum was being built to house the world’s largest collection of vintage Bugatti’s and French race cars of the 1930’s;  including the world’s most expensive Bugatti. This project had to be designed and built to highest standards, using the best materials and the most qualified contractors as any construction defects could result in damage to a significant piece of history.  

The museum was established in 2010 and occupies the former Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum project included the design and reconstruction of a 45,000 square foot structure. The design was inspired by the era of Mr. Mullin’s car collection. As you stroll through the museum you are surrounded by elements of the Art Deco style. The museum is a mix of history and modern day innovation as it was designed to be more energy efficient, achieving this goal through the use of solar panels and heat reducing reflective roofing.

Mullen Automotive Museum Project in Progress

Mullin Automotive Museum Project in Progress

Justin Ewart and his team at ARWP worked with Interscape Construction Inc. of Montrose, CA to execute the roofing designs. The new roof installation included R-30 rigid insulation and 60 Mil Versico TPO Thermoplastic Single Ply Roof Membrane mechanically fastened to the wood substrates.  The Thermoplastic Single Ply Roof Membrane was installed beneath the photovoltaic solar panels and green roof viewing decks.

The entire ARWP team was honored to have been selected to work with architect David Hertz, general contractor Steve Russell and owner Peter Mullin on implementing and installing an energy efficient roofing system.