The Hope’s® historic retrofit project at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, which included the installation of 1,700 custom, handcrafted steel windows, received a 2014 Preservation Honor Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation.
The design-build project was the work of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii to retrofit the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard/Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY/IMF) Building 155–with the mandate to maintain the structure’s historic window features.
Hope’s, widely regarded for customizing its hot-rolled steel windows to virtually any design vision, went one step further and literally created a new product line for Building 155: the Hope’s One55™ Series Steel Windows.
The preservation award was announced in late May as part of the foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration. The foundation stated, “[Building 155] is a contributing building to the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark. The project successfully combined efforts to design, fabricate and install specially-produced windows that match the historic profile and meet historic preservation requirements while providing improved safety and visibility for personnel.”
Hope’s was singled out for its work on the project, along with Mason Architects, Inc. of Honolulu. The contractor for the project was Manson-Nan Hawaii, J.V.
Building 155 was originally designed by industrial architect Alfred Kahn and was built in 1941.
“This is a proud moment for Hope’s,” says Randy Manitta, CEO/President of Hope’s. “It is deeply satisfying to be honored for work that in itself was its own reward considering the sacred place Pearl Harbor occupies in our nation’s history.”
Photo: Danielle Jones, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard/Intermediate Maintenance Facility