This video documents a visit to the Maritime Center during the renovation of this historic building - it shows the 1943 building lifted up off the ground to allow workers to install a new foundation, shows the "secret exit" for children to slide down from the second floor, and reviews the history and original design thinking about the Maritime Center.
“Riveting in Richmond” was the editorial feature on Maritime Center in the March/April issue of Green Building & Design, including an interview with H+A principal Chad Hamilton.
By: Leslie Henslee
Hamilton + Aitken Architects and associate architects Siegel & Strain Architects received an Honor Award in the Historic Preservation category at the San Francisco AIA Awards for the LEED Gold, Rehabilitation of the Maritime Center in Richmond. Chad and Susan enjoyed the Gala at the SFJazz Center but didn’t take any selfies.
H+A’s Historic Rehabilitation of the Maritime Center recently won a City of Richmond Historic Preservation Award. The Maritime Center was one of two childcare centers built to accommodate Rosie the Riveters working in the nearby Richmond shipyards during World War II. This historic center was preserved, adapted for contemporary joint educational and recreational uses, and designed to meet the requirements for LEED Gold for Schools certification. For more information about tours of the National Park Service’s interpretive exhibit room at the Maritime Center, visit the NPS Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front site: https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm