CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

RESTAURANT / HISTORIC

CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani

ROLE: Architect of Record
CLIENT: DHL Mahi Associates LLC, an affilicate of California company ProspectHill Group
PHOTOGRAPHY: Courtesy of Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection Press
PRESS: Auberge at Mauna Lani Opens 
RIM Architects served as Architect of Record for the famous CanoeHouse, which is the Mauna Lani Resort’s iconic signature restaurant. During design and construction, the restaurant was largely preserved structurally, maintaining the large volume ceilings and heavy timber beams. The interior and exterior spaces, including the central bar, were completed renovated with a wide range of casual seating opportunities and exquisite décor. The CanoeHouse is recognized as the kitchen where modern Hawaiian cuisine pioneer Alan Wong made his mark. CanoeHouse is carrying on this tradition under Chef Matt Raso.
Alyeska Roundhouse

Alyeska Roundhouse

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Alyeska Roundhouse

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: Seibu Alaska, Inc.

The Alyeska Roundhouse was originally built in 1960 at the upper terminus of Chair 1 at Mount Alyeska. RIM’s connection to the Roundhouse project spans over a decade. During the late 1990’s, RIM was involved in early concept planning to restore the structure, serving as the main interface with the National Park Service regarding its historical preservation. RIM continued the partnership by providing information for a business plan to fund the rehabilitation of the facility. In 2003, the building was placed on the National Historic Register.

 

Overall, the project was completed in four phases: design, foundation and support construction, roof system and interior renovation, and finally interpretive display. During the interior renovation and interpretive display phases, comments gathered from a large stakeholder group were integrated into the design of the facility. The stakeholders’ input played a key role in the direction and execution of the design.