Architects were retained by the Golden Gate National Parks
Association (Conservancy) to provide consulting preservation
services for the Warming Hut project which consisted of
rehabilitating and restoring the existing Fort Point Mine
Depot building (Building 983), a 1909 Army storehouse
in the Presidio of San Francisco, and adaptively reusing
it as a visitor contact center with an information center,
café, and bookstore.
Lerner+Associates Architects assisted the Conservancy
and the National Park Service architects and project managers
in determining a rehabilitation strategy that recognized
the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Included in developing this strategy was an evaluation
of the character defining elements of the structure and
how they would be treated in the rehabilitation scheme.
Lerner +Associates Architects attended design and
site meetings to discuss and view the work proposed and
made recommendations based on these meetings and visits.
The resulting project is a showcase of sustainability
both inside and out that respects the Secretary of the
Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.