Shriners Hospital for Children

Project Size:
140,000 SF
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Ferraro Choi teamed with the prime architectural firm of SRG Partnership Inc. to design the replacement hospital for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Honolulu. The project is a phased replacement of the present buildings originally constructed in the 1960s. The design of the new 6.58-acre campus will expand and modernize the facilities from its present 85,000 square feet to approximately 140,000 square feet. The new hospital will allow Shriners Hospitals for Children to fulfill their mission and meet the future needs of their patients as the premier Pediatric Orthopedic Hospital in the State of Hawaii.

The project commenced in 2004 with an assessment of the site and existing facilities, followed by detailed programming, planning, and design. The design is sensitive to its unique Pacific Island location and neighboring communities and reflects Hawaii’s historic Territorial Architecture of the 1920s to 1940s.

The phased construction started in 2007 and was completed in 2011. Phase 1 included the hospital, therapy yard, and site work for the west half of the site. Phase 2 included the Administration/Conference Center, Therapy Center, Family Housing, and Hospital entry canopy. The Family Quarters, Kitchen & Lounge Renovation was Phase 3 and included the addition of seven dorm-style rooms and an expanded communal residential-style kitchen and Lounge/Dining Area.