Linekona Art Center, Honolulu Museum of Art School

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Condemned because of the original strucutre’s poor condition, the two-story historic building had to be fully reconstructed. Bill Brooks (with CJS Group) was the project architect for the renovation and adaptive reuse of Linekona School, which is now an art instructional facility for the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

The only original architectural feature to survive reconstruction was its pre-cast masonry exterior walls that closely resemble natural stonework. The exterior and interior hallways were reconstructed to match original detailing, except areas that were modified to provide for accessibility. The room interiors were modified to suit the art program. Originally naturally ventilated, the building is now air conditioned to contend with the street noise and dust of its urban Honolulu setting.