Three of MASON’s projects received Awards at the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s (HHF) 48th Annual Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony. Ann Yoklavich, our recently retired Architectural Historian who currently consults on a few projects, received the Frank Haines Award for Lifetime Achievement!

MASON is honored to receive recognition from HHF for these projects and we were delighted to nominate Ms. Yoklavich for her lifetime contributions to the Preservation community.

Building 97 flight simulators, Photo courtesy of Ralph S Inouye Co Ltd

Recognition for awards are:

Renovation and Addition to Building 97 (Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Education Center)

The project involved a wood WWI II building that was neglected for more than 30 years.  Built in 1942, originally the Link Trainer building, Facility 97 served as a combat training site for Navy aviation pilots during World War II. The facility is a contributing feature of the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark.

The dilapidated 4,400 SF building was renovated to serve as a modern education center for the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Education.

Building 97, left image is during construction, right image is after construction in use by the public.

Rehabilitation of the Coronation Pavilion, located on the ‘Iolani Palace grounds

The Coronation Pavilion was constructed in 1883 to provide a focal point structure for King Kalakaua’s coronation.  After the coronation the wood structure was moved to its current location. 

The project repaired the extensive concrete spalling of concrete slab and columns, salvaged the original historic glass windows, reconstructed the frames and some window sashes, replaced rotted wood structural elements and door, replaced the decorative arches on the roof while maintaining the historic integrity of the structure.

Coronation Pavilion

Restoration of the Queen Emma Summer Place Edinburgh Room

The Queen Emma Summer Palace was constructed in 1847, and the Edinburgh Room was added the Palace in 1864. The project restored the room by removing alterations and restoring the original features including the wallpaper, windows, doors and frames.

Left image is the original damaged backing for the wallpaper. Right image is the restored window frames and wall paper detail.

Edinburgh Room after construction

Individual Achievement Award

Architectural Historian Ann Yoklavich’s lifetime passion has been to research and record Hawaii’s history through the lens of the built environment. Her investigations into historic properties – both military and civilian - have spanned not only the Hawaiian Islands, but also remote sites throughout the Pacific. As an architectural historian who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for history, Ms. Yoklavich worked with MASON for over three decades earning a reputation for scholarship, accuracy and rigor. During her time with MASON, she conducted exhaustive research throughout the State of Hawaii as well as in Japan, Guam, Tinian, and Midway Atoll.

Ann Yoklavich, left image is at Ford Island Trail Dedication Ceremony, May 21, 2019.

About the Preservation Honor Awards

HHF’s Historic Preservation Honor Awards are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects, organizations, publications or individuals active in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or interpretation of the State’s archaeological, architectural, and cultural sites. Recognizing achievements in interpreting, preserving or restoring Hawai‘i’s historic and cultural resources.

The Individual Achievement Award honors a leader in the preservation field who has made achievements in preserving places significant to the history of Hawai’i in either/both site-specific or broad-based efforts.

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