Latest News: 2017

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June 2017

Hawai‘i Public Radio

Founded in November 1981, the mission of Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) is to educate, inform and entertain by providing services to Hawaii, the nation and the international community that would not otherwise be available.

MAI has been a proud supporter of HPR since 2010. We congradulate them on their new look and are excited to contine our partnership.

May 2017

Historic Hawai'i Foundation Honors Six MAI Projects

During the 43rd Annual Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the YWCA Laniakea in Downtown Honolulu in Fuller Hall, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation presented MAI with six Historic Preservation Honor Awards. HHF’s Preservation Honor Awards are “Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore, or interpret the state’s architectural and/or cultural heritage.”

  • Treatment Guidelines for Historic Facilities at JBPHH for Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, 2017
  • GRACE Center at the historic Bond District, 2017
  • Lana‘i Hospice and Physical Therapy Office, 2017
  • Eligibility Assessment Forms for Naval Air Station Barbers Point Parcels 1-16, 2017
  • Na Kupuna Makamae Center at Kaka‘ako Pump Station, 2017
  • ‘Ewa Community Church Restoration, 2017

  • March 2016

    Coconut Island, Marine Laboratory Buildings 1 and 2 at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

    Construction is underway on the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology’s laboratory buildings at Coconut Island. Originally built in 1965, the “Old Pauley Laboratory” contains 23,438 square feet of laboratory and administration space. The project is intended to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support research aimed at understanding and conserving tropical marine ecosystems.

    The project involves structural retrofits for seismic and hurricane standards, including solid-grouting the original CMU building shell; the design of new laboratories for biologists with chemical-resistant cabinetry and countertops, and all new laboratory safety equipment; and renovation of offices for HIMB administration, faculty, and graduate students including new furniture and finishes.

    The work is staged so that construction does not to interfere with sea-water system pumped through the laboratories which maintains the marine experiments. The renovation is anticipated to be competed in mid-2018.

    (Top) Nani Street Cottage, (Bottom) Koele Street House

    January 2017

    Lanai City Infill Houses

    Among the more than two dozen Lanai City projects MAI has worked on in the last four years, are many new infill houses or renovations to existing houses. Four houses have been renovated and are being used as residences, two others have been renovated to serve as a hospice and a physical therapy building and nine other homes have been built or are under construction as infill housing.

    The new infill housing units are usually on sites no larger than 3,000 square feet and are designed to fit into the vernacular housing landscape of Lanai City: They are modestly sized, single story, post-and-pier wood structures with hipped corrugated metal roofs and exposed rafter tails.

    MAI is currently under design to repair two more of the historic houses in the business district for commercial use in the future.