Bank of Hawaii Center For Excellence

Project Size:
16,900 SF
Andrea Brizzi

As part of their overall strategy to increase efficiencies of existing properties and provide added benefits to employees, Bank of Hawaii engaged Ferraro Choi to turn their former full floor printing and server room into a multifunctional office, training center, fitness center, and juice bar.

The main program requirement was to provide five training rooms with support offices for ongoing training for Bank employees, new hires, and for Bank functions. Another aspect included the addition of a new fitness center and showers to encourage employees to be active and healthy, with the added benefit of increasing worker productivity and wellbeing. A new staircase to the floor above was designed for direct access to the Bank’s cafeteria and use of their existing outdoor break area and to bring daylight to the windowless floor from the sixth floor above.

On perimeter walls, Ferraro Choi design faux window niches with translucent screens. Lighting behind the screens simulated natural light for the time of day, giving occupants a sense of connection with the exterior environment. The overall concept was to make the space feel light and airy while being easily able to maintain.