December 2016

Katie Stephens, AIA joins Hawaii Historic Places Review Board

In December, MAI associate Katie Stephens became a member of the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. The board, which is within the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, reviews nominations of properties to the Hawaii State Historic Register, and decides whether or not to place them on the Register.

The State Historic Register recognizes districts, sites, structures, buildings and objects and their significance in Hawai`i’s history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. The Review Board may, in addition, choose to recommend that a property placed on the Hawaii State Register also be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

(Top) One of the display markers (Bottom) Piers 12 and 15 locations with installed markers

October 2016

Historic Piers 12 and 15

In 2012 Mason Architects was contracted to support the Environmental Assessment process for improvements to historic Piers 12 and 15, which are located both within the Chinatown Special District, and adjacent to, the boundaries of the Hawaii Capital Special District. The improvements included new berthing and mooring structures to accommodate two oil-spill-response boats and one spill-response barge.

As a result of MAI’s work, an agreement was reached between the state DOT and SHPD for mitigation, to include interpretive markers to highlight some of Pier 12’s history. An additional mitigation measure was to ensure that the original coral blocks used to construct Pier 12 were protected during the improvements and will remain visible to the public.

The markers were researched and designed by Mason Architects. The design was completed in early 2014 and the markers installed after the completion of the Pier 12 improvements in 2016.

September 2016

Glenn Mason, FAIA in Hawaii Business Magazine

In the September 2016 issue of Hawaii Business, Dennis Hollier talks with three award winning Honolulu-based architects, including Glenn Mason, about their perspectives on local architecture.

The group discussed the importance of architects, architects' role in society, technology’s role in design, and the importance of preservation. They also addressed questions like “Which communities work best in Hawaii?” View the full article in September’s The Construction Issue.

Glenn Mason, FAIA

January 2016

American Institute of Architect Welcomes Glenn Mason to AIA College of Fellows

The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the AIA elevated Glenn Mason to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Mason will be honored at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.