(Top) One of the display markers (Bottom) Piers 12 and 15 locations with installed markers
In 2102 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.
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
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.