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.
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. 

Paradise Inn Annex

Paradise Inn Annex

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Paradise Inn Annex

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: National Park Service

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as a National Historic Landmark, the Paradise Inn Annex in Mount Rainier National Park (Washington) reopened following a 19-month closure of the Annex wing for rehabilitation and upgrading. The massive effort, led by RIM, encompassed extensive work on both the interior and exterior, performed during severe winter conditions and at 5,400 feet altitude.    

Originally constructed in 1920, the 2017-2019 restoration/renovation of the Annex brought the structure up to date with current seismic and life/safety codes. Not only was the exterior stone foundation preserved, but original interior features such as crown molding and windows were meticulously restored. Key components of this project included removal of previous undesirable modernizations to the interior of the building, the reintroduction of the Annex’s historic interior and exterior appearance, and the retainage of the few remaining defining materials. Additionally, the work included electrical, plumbing, fire safety, and seismic code compliance as well as soundproofing, insulation, energy efficient lighting, and more. 

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.

Savage & Cooke Distillery

Savage & Cooke Distillery

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Savage & Cooke Distillery

ROLE: Architect of Record, Construction Administration
CLIENT: Savage & Cooke, LLC
PROGRAM:

Bldg 65: 18,995 SF  & Bldg 45: 16,097 SF

Total: 35,092 SF

AWARDS:

2019 Wood Design Award sponsored by WoodWorks 

2019 ENR California Award of Merit North 

PRESS:

Savage & Cooke Distillery Grand Opening 

Wine mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery 

Building 45 Steel Insert Construction Video 

This new distillery spans two historic buildings on Mare Island in Vallejo, California, Buildings 45 and 65, connected by a historic passenger bridge. First, RIM began working on Building 45 in 2014, with developer Lennar Mare Island, to determine what potential this unique historic bunker might have. Not long after, Napa Valley winemaker, Dave Phinney, took interest in the historic features of this building and its’ neighbor, Building 65, and the vision for Savage & Cooke was born.   

Representative of some of the oldest buildings on Mare Island, the distillery features many unique details including brick cisterns that remain exposed for viewing, an old military bunker now home to a VIP tasting room, and beautiful brick detailing throughout. As Architect of Record, RIM was involved in historic review presentations and approvals, permitting, design documents, and construction administration. This distillery facility includes full distilling operations, office space, multiple levels of barrel storage, a tasting room with restrooms, and a rooftop gathering space. Located walking distance from the ferry terminal, Savage & Cooke is the first whiskey distillery on Mare Island and is part of a small group of companies revitalizing this area.