Honolulu, Hawaii

2002 Honolulu AIA Award

The foundation of the design concept is based on the values, spirit, and legacy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Consequently, choices of forms, material treatments, and character of space relate to past and present Hawaiian values and the KS/BE Mission Statement, while still providing functional, contemporary, and progressive offices by today’s standards.


The extensive KS/BE art collection emphasizing historical and depictive images of the Aina, flora and fauna, was used throughout. In addition, local craftsmen and women were commissioned to provide a few select koa wood furniture pieces and Kapa print art. The students of Kamehameha Schools also provided a multitude of original carvings, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and prints.


Delicate integration of cultural imagery that bespeaks the legacy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop intertwined with contemporary functionalism work to give this environment and its workers a sense of place.


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Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate