HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
CLAREMONT, California

Chattel evaluated Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, for historic significance and assessed the cultural resource impacts of the 2010 Master Plan Amendment. Developed between 1957 and 1972, the historic core of the Harvey Mudd College campus is significant for its design and planning by architects Edward Durell Stone and Earl Hetschmidt, as well as landscape architects Thomas Church ad Ralph Cornell. The 2010 Master Plan Amendment included demolition of one contributing building, Thomas-Garrett Hall, and replacement with a new building.

Chattel found that loss of the building did not significantly impact the potential historic district, and collaborated on the design of the replacement building with Portland-based Boora Architects to make sure the design was in conformance with the Secretary’s Standards. Chattel also worked with an architectural photographer to implement Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Level II documentation of Thomas-Garrett Hall and its setting.