Originally constructed to serve as the Non-Commissioned Officers’ Open Mess, the building’s unique form and distinctive details were overshadowed by several sizeable additions, each one further obscuring the design of the original building.
We returned grandeur to the building by removing the inappropriate additions and finishes and rehabilitating both interior and exterior to create a flexible and functional community center. The Art Deco interior design and color palette were based on the remnants of original wall murals that were uncovered during the project and the new terra cotta and copper roofing was per the 1940s design.
Hickam Community Center Restored Lanai
Building Design + Construction
Reconstruction Silver Award 2011
Building Industry Association Hawaii
Historical Grand Award 2011
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Historic Preservation Honor 2011