Document and Illustrate the Preservation of Historic WWII Hangars for Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL
R&K prepared a book, 3D architectural model and architectural video of the Landplane Hangar Historic District to meet historic preservation requirements.
Following the decision by NAS Jacksonville to demolish WWII-era hangars which posed safety risks, NAS worked with the Florida State Historic Preservation Office to mitigate the adverse effects of demolition.
The resulting Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) required development of a booklet about the design, construction of the hangars by architects Albert Kahn, and Robert & Company within the context of World War II Naval Aviation and Architecture. Hangar 116 remains as an example of the Landplane Hangars, and NAS Jacksonville provided all plans and photographs to the Florida SHPO for curation in the Florida Archives. It also loaned associated artifacts to the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History (MOSH).