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.
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. 

C17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock

C17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock

FEDERAL

C17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock

ROLE:  Architect 
CLIENT:  U.S Army Engineering District
AWARDS:

Build Hawai`i Award of Merit (Design/Build/Assist $1M – $25M), General Contractors Association of Hawai`i 

Grand Award Winner (Governmental over $1M), Associated Builders & Construction, Inc. 

Public Works Division Category ($10,000,001 – $100,000,000), Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards 

This design/build project involved constructing a new 30,677 SF facility to support the bed down of the C-17 mission at Hickam AFB. The facility provides aircraft hangar and nose dock areas, an aircraft fuel system maintenance shop, and administrative offices. 

As the Architect, RIM provided building design reminiscent of the historical airfield architectural style from the 1930’s to the 1940’s, utilizing art deco elements. The design is a steel super structure with CMU walls and EIFS finish on the lower half of the structure, and metal siding supported by structural steel on the upper half of the structure. A sloped standing seam metal roofing assembly was incorporated for the roof of the structure. The hangar contains a concrete floor with special epoxy floor finish. 

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

HEALTHCARE / COMMERCIAL

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board

Over 40 years ago, the “Kupuna Council” (Elder) of the Wai`anae community recognized a need for healthcare services within the community. Over the years, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) has grown from being more than just a place where one comes to see the local doctor. Today, this building project represents the vision of the Kupuna and the community. Through the guidance of WCCHC’s leadership, the design incorporates native Hawaiian healing, cultural education, practices, and traditions through native healers working in conjunction with other healthcare providers to honor the community’s traditions. This building represents the vision of the Kupuna and the community. The community has responded by taking ownership and pride in their community healthcare center.

The building materials, details, and artwork subtly reflect various local themes. Glass partitions with integrated wave patterns represent the water that integrates with the land (`aina) represented by the dark wood floors. The purple color of the Popolo berry is the basis of the theme in Pharmacy. The Popolo berry is used within the native Hawaiian community for its medicinal value much like the medication developed in the Pharmacy. The sloping roofs were designed twofold – reducing the massing from the highway and following the slope of the land that respects the pu`u (peak) on which the building is located. Finally and more importantly, illustrating how the building connects the mountain and ocean, the sloping roofs and the large glass walls allow the outside in were based upon the Kupuna Council’s request to show how the native Hawaiian community looks to the ocean and the land (moana ame aina) for its healing remedies.