Ferraro Choi Office at the IBM Building
Project Size:5,000 SF
Awards:2011 AIA Honolulu Design Award
2011 NAIOP Kukulu Hale Award
2012 Hawaii Green Business Award
Ferraro Choi relocated its offices to the fifth floor of the IBM Building in 2010. In renovating the 5,000 square-foot lease space to suit the needs of the 25 person firm, a primary design objective was to provide an open and collaborative work environment, maximize daylight and provide sweeping views towards the ocean, Waikiki and the Koolau mountain range for all staff.
The design placed a primary focus on environmental conservation in keeping with the firm’s culture and local reputation for sustainable design. Design strategies included daylighting, efficient air conditioning and lighting, and the reuse of carpet tile, casework, workstations and light fixtures from the prior office space. The office achieved LEED v9 For Commercial Interiors Platinum certification in 2011.
The IBM Building first opened its doors in 1962. It was designed by renowned Hawaii architect Vladimir Ossipoff and is best known for its landmark decorative brise-soleil.