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Maui Brewing Company. PC: 2018 AIA Honolulu/AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards

At the concluding event of the 2018 Design Symposium last night at Bishop Museum, AIA Honolulu announced the 60th Annual Design Awards from the best of 44 recently completed and unbuilt architectural projects in Hawaiʻi.

Kīhei’s Maui Brewing Company and Park Lane Ala Moana won Awards of Merit at the function. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Design Awards program is Hawaiʻi’s oldest architectural recognition of its type.

Residential, commercial/industrial, institutional, interior architecture and unbuilt projects designed by AIA Honolulu member architects were eligible for consideration.  The following exemplary design projects and architects were recognized:

Park Lane Ala Moana. PC: 2018 AIA Honolulu/AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards


Award of Merit

  • Maui Brewing Company Restaurant (Kīhei, Maui). WCIT Architecture.
  • Park Lane Ala Moana (Kakaʻako, Oʻahu). Solomon Cordwell Buenz with Benjamin Woo Architects.

Honorable Mention

  • Anaha (Kakaʻako, Oʻahu). Solomon Cordwell Buenz with Benjamin Woo Architects.
  • Hale Nukumoi (South Shore, Kauaʻi). Walker Warner Architects.
  • Historical Preservation of Building 112 (Fort Shafter, Oʻahu). Fung Associates.
  • Ka ʻImi ʻIke: Leeward Community College (Pearl City, Oʻahu). Urban Works.
  • Kalihiwai Pavilion (North Shore, Kauaʻi). Walker Warner Architects.
  • King’s Hawaiian Corporate Offices (Gardena, CA). Philpotts Interiors with SAA.
  • Kohanaiki Golf Clubhouse (Kailua-Kona, Big Island). Zak Architecture.
  • Nomadic-Pneumatic (unbuilt). University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Workshop-HI.

Mayor’s Choice Award

  • Visitor Education Hale, Mānoa Heritage Center (Mānoa, Oʻahu). Geoffrey Lewis Architect.

People’s Choice Award

  • King’s Hawaiian Corporate Offices (Gardena, CA). Philpotts Interiors with SAA.

Sustainable Design Award

  • New Operations Center, American Samoa Power Authority (Tafuna, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa). Lively Architects.
  • Hawaiʻi Home + Remodeling Editor’s Choice Award
  • Hale Manini‘owali (Kailua-Kona, Big Island). Sunnland Architects.

The projects in competition were as varied as educational complexes, restaurants, stores, single-family residences, luxury condominiums, resorts and office buildings located across Hawaii and from as far afield as Tibet and Mexico.


Awards of Merit, as well as Honorable Mention, were determined by a panel of jurors from AIA Seattle.

The Sustainable Design Award is being presented for the very first time. In collaboration with the US Green Building Council Hawaiʻi, it recognizes the project that best integrates design excellence with environmental performance.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell selected the Mayor’s Choice Award from all entries. The 12th Annual People’s Choice Award is the only Design Award honor determined by popular vote.

To mark its 60th year, the honor was celebrated on the grandest scale in its history as part of the 2018 Design Symposium and presented alongside the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards. Themed “Building Voices: Livable Cities & Communities,” the Design Symposium was held earlier this week and included events for both the industry and the general public.


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