Our work on this project included increasing seismic resistance; making mechanical and electrical upgrades (including plumbing, fire protection, air-conditioning and communication systems); and overseeing concrete spall repairs, hazardous abatement, and accessibility alterations. We also restored both the courtyard fountain fronting the building as well as the third-floor courtroom, which involved removing the false ceiling and refurbishing the original skylight and clerestory windows.
One of the major challenges was adding significant shear walls at the ends of the 1938 wings nearest to the original section without negatively affecting the functional space in this relatively small building.
Photo credit: David Franzen
Existing courtyard and restored fountain.
Refurbished the original skylight and clerestory windows.
While the courtroom space restoration and seismic improvements were vital, the following small changes were just as important:
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Historic Preservation Honor Award, 2012