The Ewa Community Church project began with stained glass window repair and grew into a condition assessment to establish interior and exterior maintenance and repair priorities, structural repair requirements, and plans to improve accessibility and campus-wide electrical service.
Once the renovation priorities were established, MASON developed a set of all-inclusive design plans in order to obtain a building permit. We also assisted in the acquisition of a preservation grant from the Freeman Foundation (managed by Historic Hawaii Foundation) while the congregation raised additional funds internally.
With close cooperation among the client, contactor and design team, the Phase I improvement project tackled high priority maintenance and repair tasks while maintaining all aspects of the church’s integrity as a contributing property on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Ewa Sugar Plantation Villages Historic District.
Stained glass windows, before and after repair
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Historic Preservation Honor Award, 2017