Glavé & Holmes Architecture’s work on the U.S. Naval Academy Administration Building/Larson Hall earned the Maryland Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship by a Government Agency! Thank you to the Maryland Historical Trust for presenting us and the rest of the team with this honor. We had the pleasure of working with Clark Nexsen as the prime architect, Whiting-Turner as the general contractor, and the United States Naval Academy as the Owner.
G&HA was commissioned by the United States Naval Academy, as part of the construction team, to provide services as the Quality Control Specialist for Historic Preservation. For this particular National Historic Landmark Property, our primary role included reviewing, based on Construction Documents provided by another firm, all construction methods and techniques and evaluating preliminary and completed work to ensure that it was completed according to preservation standards. This is the first time the NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Command) and the U.S. Naval Academy have incorporated a professional for Quality Control in Historic Preservation at the Naval Academy, owing to the sensitive nature of the restoration work.
Located in the core of the campus, the Administration Building (c. 1908) is subject to review by the Maryland State Historic Preservation Office, NAVFAC, and is a contributing structure to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Historic District. The work primarily involved rehabilitation of the existing structure, including repair and restoration of historic glazed brick, repairs to the slate and copper roofing, and restoration of original interior finishes and millwork. A small addition was incorporated on the rear. G&HA provided reviews of all specialty contractors and regular observation of restoration work, to ensure compliance with the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.