Ferraro Choi awarded 2009 Historic Hawaii Preservation Honor Award for the YWCA of Oahu Revitalization and Preservation Project

“We are proud to recognize the efforts of many organizations, businesses and individuals who are doing their parts to ensure that the legacy of Hawai‘i lives on.” – Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation

Ferraro Choi and Associates recently received a 2009 Preservation Honor Award from the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation for its YWCA of Oahu project Phase I interior renovation, refurbishment and preservation of the dining room, kitchen and Elizabeth Fuller Hall at Laniakea, YWCA of O‘ahu, Capital District, Honolulu. The March 24, 2009 ceremony took place at a luncheon aboard Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess in Honolulu Harbor.

Presented annually since 1975, the Preservation Awards by Historic Hawaii are Hawaii’s highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural, archaeological and/or cultural heritage. Honorees were selected by an Awards Committee that included professionals from the fields of architecture, history, planning, landscape architecture, architectural history and media. Nominees were not in competition with each other and were considered on their own merits.

“The recipients of the awards demonstrate various ways that historic sites are relevant to us today, and ensure that the places we enjoy will be available for future generations,” said Robert Iopa, Chair of the Preservation Awards Committee. “While each project is different, all are exemplary in demonstrating how preservation builds community.”

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is located at 680 Iwilei Road, Suite #690, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Project Information:

Client: YWCA of Oahu
Contractor: Robert Marcos, Inc.
Structural: Libbey Heywood, Inc.
Mechanical: Notkin Hawaii
Electrical: Lighting & Engineering Integrated, Inc.
Culinary/Food Service: E.F. Whitney, Inc.
Lighting Design: h.e. banks + associates Lighting Design, Inc.
Acoustical: Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Kim & Shiroma Enginners
Photography: Franzen Photography, Ferraro Choi