Louis Berger was awarded a Preservation Commendation by the Historic Hawai’i Foundation at the 2016 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. The award recognized the outstanding preservation efforts in preparing the first comprehensive report on the history of the U.S. Navy's ammunition storage facilities in Lualualei, West Loch and Waikele.
In collaboration with Navy Region Hawai'i, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawai'i, the NAVFAC Hawai'i Historic Preservation Division (EV5) Team and Wil Chee Planning, Louis Berger’s cultural resource experts consolidated historic research, overview surveys, historic mapping and photography into a comprehensive report that addressed gaps in information and augmented previous research. The report, entitled "The Naval Ammunition Storage Facilities Historic Context Report for Lualualei, West Loch and Waikele," provides a basis for preservation planning of the remaining facilities and supports the U.S. Navy’s management of its cultural and historical resources.
Founded in 1974, HHF is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to exploring and preserving Hawaii’s history and culture. The organization encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites and communities and is a source for the island’s history.
Each year, HHF recognizes organizations for their outstanding work to support the historic preservation of Hawaii’s historic and cultural resources. The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects, organizations, publications or individuals active in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or interpretation of the state’s archaeological, architectural, and cultural sites.