Herrmann Hall (Hotel del Monte)

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

This project included the total rehabilitation of the two Herrmann Hall Wings known as Buildings 221 and 222. The wings were first built in 1888 as part of the Hotel Del Monte. The two wings consisted of five story, wood-framed structures built on masonry foundations. The original wood structures were clad in wood siding as designed by Arthur Brown, Sr. in the Swiss Gothic style. After a fire in the 1920s, the center structure of the Hotel Del Monte was reconstructed in the Spanish Revival style. The two wings that survived the fire were remodeled in 1926. The wood siding was covered with a furred-out wall and a plaster finish. The roof shingles were replaced with clay tiles to match the Spanish Revival style of the new central structure.

The design-build project included a complete seismic and structural retrofit of the existing structures. The designed maintained the historic exteriors and interior public spaces as defined in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the Naval Postgraduate School, the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.  We were the Historic Architect on the design-build team. Heritage’s scope of work included:

  • Field measurement and documentation of existing conditions for the 110,000 square foot buildings
  • Preparation of existing condition drawings for the buildings
  • Coordination with other consultants for proposed work
  • Coordination with SHPO for review and approval of proposed design build scope, review of all construction documents for compliance with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the MOA requirements, construction observation for compliance with the approved drawings.
  • Soltek Pacific
    • Site Documentation
    • Construction Documents
    • Section 106 Compliance
  • 2013
    • ♢California Preservation Foundation Design Award
    • ♢ACHP Chairman’s Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation
    • ♢Excellence in Construction “Eagle Award” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)