JL Tower

JL Tower

COMMERCIAL OFFICE

JL Tower

ROLE: Architect 
CLIENT: J L Properties
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED-CS Certified 

This 14-story office tower features a sweeping glass façade that terminates high above the top floor shielding the penthouse and becoming a sleek internally lit beacon on the midtown Anchorage skyline. This Class A+ office building provides 360-degree views of Anchorage and its surrounding landscape. 

 The entire building embraces sustainable design technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible, creating a high-performance work environment.

Hotel Tsubaki

Hotel Tsubaki

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Hotel Tsubaki

ROLE: Architect of Record 
CLIENT: P.H.R Ken Microensia

Hotel Tsubaki is a 26-story, 350-guest room high-rise hotel project adjacent to the existing Nikko Hotel in Tumon, Guam. The scope of work involved coordination of concept design drawings from a Japanese Architect and review of the drawings for building code, local requirements, and accessibility compliance. The construction documents were completely developed in BIM, allowing the design team to coordinate the building systems seamlessly with the structural elements.

The facility is a concrete poured in place structure, with piling foundation system, post tensioned concrete floor and roof slabs, and a combination of reinforced poured-in place concrete walls and pre-cast concrete walls. The design of the facility evolved, even well after the construction documents were completed. RIM remained involved to coordinate the changes with the consultants for the building department and contractor. During construction, RIM was involved in all code and accessibility matters, contractor RFI’s and submittals, and review of work in the field. 

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. 

Nikko Wedding Chapel

Nikko Wedding Chapel

CIVIL & CULTURAL / HOSPITALITY

Nikko Wedding Chapel

ROLE: Architect, Interior Design
CLIENT: World Bridal Micronesia

The World Bridal wedding chapel is an innovative chapel concept for the Japanese wedding market. This concept includes a dramatic chapel building located on the cliff line overlooking Tumon Bay, along with three salon buildings, and an office structure that surrounds a landscaped courtyard plaza. The lighting of the Chapel includes uplighting of the majestic exterior columns with walkway lighting and tropical landscaping.  

The salons are individual residential-scale units designed to offer the wedding couple and their family a place to congregate and prepare for the wedding. The three salons allow for various wedding couples to prepare in privacy and in close proximity to the Chapel, and  they offer a convenient reception area for after the wedding. 

Adjacent to the Hotel Nikko Guam, the facility has a spectacular view of the ocean and offers a world class wedding experience.  

Eielson Visitor Center

Eielson Visitor Center

CIVIC & CULTURAL

Eielson Visitor Center

ROLE: Architect, Planner 
CLIENT: National Park Service
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Platinum 
AWARDS:

Citation Award; American Institute of Architects (AIA) Alaska; Members’ Choice Awards [Most Alaskan; Liked the Best; Most Original Design], American Institute of Architects (AIA) Alaska 

Located 67 miles inside the pristine beauty of Denali National Park and Preserve, the visitor center was designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding wilderness. Durable materials were required to withstand the extremes of winter and to perform in accordance with LEED Platinum Certification. The partial submersion of the building preserves the astonishing view of Mt. McKinley while offering panoramic views at the roof deck’s observation lookout.