65th Annual AIA Honolulu Design Awards

Island Studio, Honolulu; Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Contractor: Armstrong Builders LLC     PHOTOS COURTESY AIA HONOLULU

The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter (AIA Honolulu) honored this year’s best architectural projects during its 65th annual Design Awards.

Held annually on O‘ahu since 1958, the gala event took place July 28 in the Sunset Ballroom at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

This year’s Award of Excellence winners are:

Island Studio, Honolulu
Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Contractor: Armstrong Builders LLC
‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Campus, Hilo
Firm: Brian Strawn, AIA and Karla Sierralta, AIA, University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center
Client: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

Some of the winning entries at the 65th annual Design Awards, which were celebrated in July at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
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Honorable mentions went to WRNS Studio and Nan Inc. for their work at Waikoloa Middle School for the Hawai‘i State Department of Education; Lowney Architecture, Looney & Associates, Interstore and Swinerton Builders for their work on Waikīkī Market for Food Pantry Ltd.; and Craig Steely Architecture and Hilo Coast Construction for their work at Pāpa‘aloa Homestead on behalf of clients Gary Beuschel and John Kruse.

G70 and J. Kadowaki Inc. were presented with the Community Impact Award and Hawai‘i Energy Award for Energy-Efficient Design for Ho‘okupu Center in Honolulu on behalf of client Kupu Hawai‘i.

Architects Brian Strawn and Karla Sierralta from the University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center were honored alongside Kūha’o Zane, Nalani Kanaka‘ole and Sig Zane for their work on behalf of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. “Beyond Wayfinding: Prototypes” was presented with AIA Honolulu’s Distinctive Detail Award.

The People’s Choice Award went to AHL, Chernoff Thompson Architects and Okland Construction for work at Brigham Young University Hawai‘i’s new Science Building in Lā‘ie, while the Mayor’s Choice Award for work on Beachfront Sea Level Rise Adaptation was presented to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture, Environmental Research and Design Laboratory; Hawai‘i Sea Grant, Center for Smart Building and Community Design; and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Climate Resilience Collaborative.

All Design Award submissions were made by local AIA Honolulu member-architects and can be viewed online at aiahonolulu.org.

The 17th annual People’s Choice Award allowed the general public to determine its favorite built project via online voting during a two-week period in June, with nearly 2,000 votes cast.

All other awards were determined by a panel of jurors composed of AIA member-architects and other design professionals, including AIA Honolulu members Louis Fung, Hazel Go and Chris Hong. They were joined by Chicago-based architect Jessica Figenholtz and Seattle-based architect Michael Lee.

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