Renovation + Historic Preservation

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA

MASON Architects was hired to study options for increasing the meeting space at the resort, add 25 guestrooms within the core hotel area, and relocate the loading and receiving function away from the porte cochere. Our study determined that adding meeting spaces within the main building would seriously impact the guest experience and was not..

Hotel Julia Concept, Pasadena, CA

In 2012, Lowe Enterprises asked Peter Mason and his team at HKS/Hill Glazier Studio to participate in a developer RFP by the City of Pasadena for the adaptive reuse of the 1921 Julia Morgan designed YWCA.  Located on a 1.35 acre site across the street from Pasadena City Hall, the YWCA was corner stone of..

Big Sur Smokehouse at Ventana Big Sur, CA

Joseph Post, one of the original Big Sur settlers, built a small homestead in 1865, adding a two story section in 1877.  The Post Homestead was placed on the National Registry of Historic places in 1986.   Adjacent to Hwy 1 at the entrance to the Ventana Inn, the structure served as employee housing for..

The Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA

The iconic and historic Hotel Del Coronado is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world. It has been featured in numerous movies and books, and has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities. In..

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA

In 2005 Peter Mason* and his team began a 3 year long, $180 Million renovation of the landmark Reginald Johnson Four Seasons property in Santa Barbara for Ty Warner Resorts & Hotels, with the idea of returning it to its heyday as one of the world’s great resorts.  The Spanish Colonial Revival historically significant building..