Mason Architects designed the renovation of Buildings 550 and 551 in Quadrangle E, built in 1920 to house infantry regiments and now included in the Schofield Barracks Historic District and listed on the National Register. The goal of the design was to retain and restore the historically significant characteristics of the buildings' exteriors while gutting and reconstructing the interiors, except for floors and stairways.
The design-build renovation, completed with Nan, Inc., is part of the Whole Barracks Renewal program, in which Mason Architects previously participated as historical architect.
Building 550 now houses a battalion headquarters, operations facilities for four companies, and storage areas for equipment and arms.
Building 551, once three open floors of barracks, is now partitioned into 66 two-person living units and 18 one-person units for enlisted men and women.
Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), sustainability, and ADA accessibility are integrated into the renovated structures.
The project achieved a Silver level under the Army's SPiRiT rating system.
AWARD: Historic Preservation Honor Award from Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, 2008.
Building 550 and Building 551 were built in 1920 on two sides of Quadrangle E.