Historic Projects

Historic East-West Courthouse Renovation

Described by County of Monterey Project Manager Judy Jeska as the "Jewel of the County," the East-West building sits on a site that has functioned as a county seat of government for nearly 140 years.  WRD Architects transformed the interiors of this existing 1937 WPA-era…

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Holman Building

Built in 1924, the Holman Building has seen a myriad of uses: the most famous being Holman’s Department Store, which was immortalized in John Steinbeck's book "Cannery Row." Over the years, the building was remodeled with disregard to its past and ultimately fell upon serious…

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Café Trieste

WRD Architects worked closely with the property owner and the City of Monterey to remodel a fire-damaged historic building with existing restaurant use on the ground floor and offices on the second floor. A change of use was approved to convert the second floor to residential…

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Tanimura & Antle’s Wharf Marketplace

A showcase in adaptive reuse, WRD Architects transformed Monterey’s old Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station into a local marketplace featuring Monterey County produce and artisanal foods.  Inspired by Seattle’s Pike Place Market and San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza, the Wharf…

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Move Studios

With the help of a visionary owner and the City of Monterey, the dilapidated historic Union Ice facility at 600 East Franklin Street was transformed into Move Studios, a state-of-the-art dance and movement center. As designed by WRD Architects, the newly restored buildings…

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