MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

FEDERAL

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: NAVFAC Pacific 
AWARDS:

2015 (Merit Award) in the Design-Build/Design-Assist Construction Category – GCA Build Hawaii

2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards in Category Aviation – National Design – Build Institute of America (DBIA)

SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver (pending) & LEED Gold (pending)

This Design-Build MCAS operations Complex consists of two buildings—an Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station (AFRS) and a Terminal and Operations Building. It also includes a central plant, an airfield, and parking. The terminal building includes a main terminal with passenger check-in, customer service, security, agriculture room, departure and VIP lounge, baggage claim, exhibitory display, snack bar with full kitchen, baggage handling, related offices, and typical scanning and other equipment used for airport terminals. It houses a cargo area with special equipment for moving and stacking pallets with rooms to support the cargo activities including a locker room and office, supply storage and mail room. The ground floor also houses an operations center with offices and a conference room. The second floor provides conference rooms, offices for various functions such as forecast, flight planning, and maps, break rooms, lockers rooms, planning rooms, and bunk rooms.

The AFRS building is a dedicated fire and rescue station for aircraft. It consists of an apparatus bay for its trucks, office space, work equipment area, conference and training room, as well as dormitories, recreation area, full kitchen, fitness area, and a dispatch office tower (similar to a control tower) which has the capabilities to double as a control tower.

The complex includes 2,884 energy efficient photovoltaic panels capable of producing enough energy to zero out what it consumes. The terminal is LEED Silver certified (pending) while the ARFS building will be LEED Gold certified.

Auberge at Mauna Lani

Auberge at Mauna Lani

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Auberge at Mauna Lani

ROLE: Architect of Record, Construction Administration
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 served as Architect of Record for the newly opened Mauna Lani Hotel, located on the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii. As the first Auberge Resorts property in the Aloha State, this popular, luxury hotel was thoughtfully redesigned to celebrate the history, archaeology, nature, and culture that make its site unique. The resort includes 333 guest rooms, suites and private bungalows, three new pools including one with an infinity-edge for adults only, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. The centerpiece of the resort’s cultural heritage is a 15-acre fishpond complex, dating back to the 1200s. Mauna Lani, which means “mountains reaching heaven,” is also home to 27 parks and two historic trails sprinkled with ancient artifacts. 

The famous Canoe House, which is the resort’s iconic signature restaurant, was largely preserved structurally, maintaining the large volume ceilings and heavy timber beams. The interior and exterior spaces, including the central bar, are completely new with a wide range of casual seating options and exquisite décor. Recognized as the kitchen where modern Hawaiian cuisine pioneer Alan Wong made his mark, Canoe House is carrying on the tradition under Chef Matt Raso. 

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

COMMERCIAL / OFFICE

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

 

ROLE:  Architect
CLIENT:  Cook Inlet Regional Inc.
SUSTAINABILITY USGBC LEED Gold
AWARDS: Merit Award for Commercial Office Building  
PRESS Fireweed Business Center Windows 

This 110,000 SF, 8-story new office building is designed to achieve a high mark for sustainability while emphasizing a quality work environment within. Special features include daylighting that is enhanced through ten-foot high ceilings, and an open office concept that allows stunning views. Shared amenities include video conferencing labs, conference rooms, large break areas, and exercise rooms. The lobby features an espresso shop with an atmosphere similar to a living room, including a fireplace.

The building’s design provides enhanced technology for corporate offices and also reflects the values and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the region. For example, the light fixtures mimic traditional drums and salmon drying racks—prevalent in traditional society, and still in use today. Patterning and colors for the flooring showcase regional natural forms. First-Alaskan artwork, both traditional and contemporary, is featured throughout. The new headquarters building balances the familiar and the newstrengthening the image and identity of one of Alaska’s most successful enterprises. 

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Amangiri Resort

ROLE:  Architect of Record – Aiken Architects
CLIENT:  Canyon Land Development, LLC
PROGRAM 34 Guestrooom Luxury Resort with 12,000 SF Spa

Located in the canyon lands of southern Utah, this ultra-luxurious resort is set among the layered landscape at the north of Lake Powell. Overlooking starkly beautiful desert scenery and the Southwest’s iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations, Amangiri (‘peaceful mountain’) is located in the USA’s Grand Circle region. Five national parks, numerous national monuments, and the Navajo Nation Reservation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States, surround the resort 

The resort’s abstracted ruin forms are realized in cast concrete, steel, and glass. The heart of the resort is the large swimming pool which is engaged into the site’s natural rock formation. Amenities include multiple options for dining, a yoga studio, a gallery, fitness center, pilates studio, library, and a living room.