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NAIOP Hawaii Kukulu Hale Awards 2013

Recognizing Excellence in Hawaii's Commercial Real Estate Industry

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2013 Kukulu Hale Award Winners

New Project Award – Commercial/Other 40,000 SF or Less

McDonaldʻs of Lahina Rebuild

Entrant: McDonaldʻs of Hawaii
Developer/owner: Grelyn of Hawaii Inc. & McDonaldʻs USA
Lead Design Firm: McDonaldʻs USA

The Rosario Ohana has owned and operated this restaurant for the last decade. In 2012, they partnered with McDonald’s USA to rebuild from the ground up. The project features a custom building that captures the spirit of historic Lahaina through a Western-style design. The contemporary interior improves energy efficiency and maximizes operational efficiencies

New Project Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF

15 Craigside

Entrant: Nordic PCL Construction/Obayashi Design Group, Inc.
Developer/Owner: Craigside Retirement Residence
Lead Design Firm: Obayashi Design Group, Inc.

15 Craigside is Hawaii’s newest continuing care retirement community, offering 170 apartments, a nursing facility, assisted living services as well as activities and entertainment in a new, 13-story building in Nuuanu. The project, located in a special design district, successfully navigated development, financing and construction challenges.

New Project Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF

The Plaza at Moanalua

Entrants: Wattenbarger Architects
Developer/Owner: MW Group/Sound Health Hawaii
Lead Design Firm: Wattenbarger Architects

The development team reinvented the assisted living care model in Hawaii and created a unique design platform that produced a rental assisted living and memory care community that is beautiful, yet affordable. The Plaza provides the highest level of services by a professional, nurturing staff in a comfortable residential setting.

New Project Award – Commercial/Other 40,000 SF or Less

University of Hawaii West Oahu

Entrant: John Hara Associates Inc.
Developer/Owner: University of Hawaii West Oahu
Lead Design Firm: John Hara Associates Inc.

The design for the six buildings that make up the first phase of the new U.H. West Oahu campus is based on the intrinsic idea of a distinct university within a vibrant neighborhood, with a rural, agricultural past and respect for community, history and topography.

New Project Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Entrant: Shimokawa + Nakamura
Developer/Owner: RCUH/University of Hawaii
Lead Design Firm: Shimokawa + Nakamura

Designed unlike any other cancer center in the world, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center features open breezeways and outdoor meeting spaces to invite collaboration and interaction in its daily activities. It is one of the first five centers in the country with labs designed as neighborhoods. Glass exteriors provide natural daylight and great views.

Renovation Award – Commercial/Other 40,000 SF or Less

Hyatt Regency Maui Lobby Transformation

Entrant: Armstrong pacific LLC
Developer/Owner: CCHH Maui LLC
Lead Design Firm: Huston/Tyner Architects

Enhancing the arrival experience at this premier hotel was the goal of this project. High quality custom design combining natural colors and modern touches created a vibrant, luxurious and inviting entryway that accentuates the surrounding natural beauty. Especially noteworthy is that all work was conducted during occupancy, with minimal disruption to guests.

Renovation Award – Commercial/Other 40,000 SF or Less

Pali Momi Medical Pavilion

Entrant: Architects Hawaii Ltd.
Developer/owner: Hawaii Pacific Health
Lead Design Firm: Architects Hawaii Ltd.

The challenge was to transform a former retail store into an outpatient medical clinic with a spa-like healing environment. Light was brought into the windowless space by creating an open circular staircase and a light well along with solar tubes. A sculptural waterfall symbolizes rebirth and rejuvenation.

Renovation Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF

Six Eighty Ala Moana

Entrant: Architects Hawaii Ltd.
Developer/Owner: Kamehameha Schools
Lead Design Firm: Architects Hawaii Ltd.

This former office building was converted into a mixed-use building with 54 studio and one-bedroom apartments and 9,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Targeting the young professional market, the center provides appealing amenities such as a media room, lounge room for gatherings, and small rooftop recreation deck.

Renovation Award – Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF

The Towers at Kuhio Park

Entrant: Architects Hawaii Ltd.
Developer/Owner: The Michaels Development Company
Lead Design Firms: Architects Hawaii Ltd. & MVEI Architects

As Hawaii’s largest public housing – and first private-public partnership to transform public housing – the renovation of The Towers at Kuhio Park addressed the needs of its residents and the community. From new paint finishes to introducing new amenities and sustainable features, exterior and interior design changes enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Renovation Award – Public/Government

Hawaii State Art Museum Sculpture Garden

Entrant: Group 70 International, Inc.
Developer/owner: State of Hawaii
Lead Design Firm: Group 70 International, Inc.

The project vision was to create a usable, educational space in the existing unused pool area/courtyard. Art and architecture are integrated to flow seamlessly, discovering new aspects of the pieces like the morning sun casting patterns through Satoru Abe’s copper railings and walking in the evening on Doug Young’s Waikui water piece.

NonProfit Project Award

Cenral union Preschool & Kindergarten Phase 1

Entrant: Group 70 International, Inc.
Developer/owner: Central Union Church
Lead Design Firm: Group 70 International, Inc.

This is the first step of redevelopment for a school with an 80-plus-year history. The new campus has begun to emerge in forms that are playful and welcoming, but also pay homage to the historical lineage of the church. Integrated landscaping provides historical reference to 1931 foliage while enfolding the school in a garden-like environment.

NonProfit Project Award

St. Damien of Molokaʻi Church

Entrant: Nordic PCL Construction, Inc./Territorial Architects Ltd.
Developer/Owner: St. Damien Catholic Parish
Lead Design Firm: Territorial Architects Ltd.

The church is the first tilt-up, modern construction of its kind on Molokai. The project team overcame the challenges of working on an island of remote accessibility, on an extremely narrow building site in urban Kaunakakai, within a restrictive budget and timeframe to complete the new spiritual center long awaited by this close-knit community.

Green Building Award

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Entrant: Shimokawa + Nakamura
Developer/Owner: RCUH/University of Hawaii
Lead Design Firm: Shimokawa + Nakamura

The center has earned LEED Gold certification and is the first project in Hawaii to utilize chilled beam technology, offering a low-energy solution for cooling the building. Write-up spaces are located at the building perimeter, separated from the labs by glass partitions to maximize the use of natural light and reduce lighting energy by approximately 5%.

 

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