In 1996, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates prepared renovation and repair documents for the Wright Brothers Monument which was originally designed and constructed between 1929 and 1932. The work included repair and replacement of failing mortar joints and flashings, and a thorough cleaning of the interior and exterior granite. The entrance doors and hardware were cleaned and repaired. A dehumidification system was installed to minimize condensation occurring on the interior granite walls. The most significant repair included the restoration of the beacon and its motor to operational status. Ground lighting for illumination of the monument was also repaired and added.
In 2002, MMPA prepared drawings for the construction of a new Pilot Facility adjacent to the First Flight Airstrip. Services included coordination with several agencies and the donor, and construction administration oversight. This building provides a place for pilots to prepare flight plans, check weather, and relax between their arrival and departure. Toilet facilities are open to the public from the exterior of the building.
In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Flight, MMPA worked closely with the First Flight Centennial Foundation and the National Park Service in designing and overseeing construction of the Centennial Pavilion. Services included working with several local agencies and exhibitors that occupied the facility during the Celebration and beyond. This multi-purpose Pavilion is used regularly by the National Park Service.
In 2005, the First Flight Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service requested that MMPA evaluate the condition of the Monument and to prepare documents for continuing the ongoing renovation and restoration work. The design work is ready to be delivered to the contractors for bidding and implementation.