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The purpose of the
Monterey Wine, Art & Architecture Center (MWAA) is to preserve and
restore one of Monterey Peninsula’s finer examples of contemporary
architecture built in the 1960’s. The
building was designed by the local architectural firm of Hall and Goodhue
in collaboration with the late internationally known architect Nathaniel
Owings of Skidmore Owings and Merrill.
The building is an icon to that era of banking architecture and the
family of the late Robert Littlefield.
MWAA is conceived as
a means to support preservation of this significant piece of architecture
and to become the cultural center of art and architecture of the Monterey
area. That, coupled with the
support of the local wine industry and other related businesses provide
the economic basis for the building’s preservation.
building’s courtyards provide the opportunity to display important
examples of contemporary local sculpture.
The vast first floor interior space is to be utilized for wine
boutiques and a café. The
large open area will be used for receptions and special events.
The mezzanine will provide changing and permanent displays of local
architecture and design. It
will also feature a bookstore devoted to architecture and design.
The basement will provide offices for local design related
non-profit professional design organizations.
State of the art conferencing facilities will be provided for local
businesses and organizations.
Copyright © 2006 Dennis Hodgin AIA Architects. All rights reserved.