The Winners of the 2020 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards

See this year’s award-winning residential and construction projects in Hawaii.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences at Waikiki Beach
Photo: Olivier Koning

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii held its 2020 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards virtually yesterday. Read on to see the full list of commercial and residential award winners.

Newly Developed Community – More than $1 Million per Unit


Newly Developed Community
Photo: Kyle Rothenborg

Kealii is an all-new luxury home community in Kapolei, featuring 66 single-family condominium homes. It fronts the 17th and 18th fairways of Kapolei Golf Club and has easy access to the H-1 Freeway, Ka Makana Alii and other retail and commercial services.

Entrant: Gentry Hawaii

Affordable Multifamily Development – Projects up to $500,000

Kalama Kai

Living room
Photo: Jonathon Russell

Kalama Kai, a new residential workforce development in Kihei, Maui, follows Maui’s Workforce Housing Ordinance guidelines, allowing for 100% fee-simple units for qualified workforce housing families. It has ocean views, PV-covered carports and amenities, including a pool deck and covered recreation area.

Entrant: Armstrong Builders

New Commercial – Projects More than $1 Million per Unit

Keahuolu Courthouse

Newly Developed Community
Photo: Kyle Rothenborg

Justice, fairness, safety and a connection to the land and culture — Keahuolu Courthouse evokes these in its stately presence. Keahuolu is the Hawaiian name for the large ahupuaa (indigenous land stewardship area, usually extending from the uplands to the sea) in Kona, Big Island. The overall design idea was to create an iconic courthouse building that could serve as an identifiable regional landmark.

Entrant: AHL

Public Works Division – Projects up to $50 Million

Kalihi Palama Health Center

Public Works Division
Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

The Kalihi Palama Health Center consolidates and expands its much-needed services for the underserved neighborhood. The project incorporates biophilic design to positively impact health, well-being and productivity.

Entrant: AHL

Details – Commercial

Straub Medical Center – Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care

Straub Medical Center
Photo: Kyle Rothenborg

This 16,000-square-foot, two-story clinic is Hawaii Pacific Health’s largest and most comprehensive clinic in West Oahu. The design is meant to encourage greater human connection through its location and internal functionality. It also uses a modern natural motif that complements the neighborhood, with clean rectilinear silhouettes and natural materials.

Entrant: AHL

Details – Residential, New Residential – More than $999,001 & Hawaii Home + Remodeling’s Editor’s Choice Award

Waialae Timeless Modern

Hawaii Home + Remodeling’s Editor’s Choice Award
Photo: Kyle Rothenborg

This stunning property is designed as a sanctuary — exemplifying timeless design details that blend tropical serenity and modern living — and is green built, with environmental certifications that include LEED Platinum, Energy Star and EPA Indoor AirPlus.

This home won our Editor’s Choice Award; read about it here.

Entrant: Mokulua High Performance Builder & Peter Vincent Architects

Affordable Multifamily Development – More than $999,001
Koae Makana Workforce Housing
Affordable Multifamily Development
Photo: Hawaii Real Estate Photographer

This 134-unit multifamily rental community in Koloa, Kauai, provides affordable housing conveniently located near the hospitality employment center. Koae Makana Workforce Housing features garden-style apartments with a keiki play area and community center for family activities.

Entrant: Mark Development

Multifamily Development – Average Unit Price More than $800,001

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at Waikiki Beach

Multifamily Development
Photo: Olivier Koning

The Ritz-Carlton Residences brings luxury living to Waikiki, with its community-focused design. Amenities include a boutique grocery, coffee shop, dining and event spaces, and so much more for residents to enjoy.

Entrant: Guerin Glass Architects

Outdoor Living – Residential

Lagoon 5

Outdoor Living
Photo: David Croxford

This residential home’s backyard is the ultimate outdoor playground with endless ways to entertain. From the numerous water features, including a Badu jet and spa, to an outdoor kitchen, barbecue and putting green — there’s something for everyone.

Explore this family-fun outdoor space for yourself, here.

Entrant: Pacific Pool & Spa

Additional Dwelling Unit Residential Remodeling 400-700 square feet – Projects $200,001-$450,000

Aina Haina

Additional Dwelling Unit Residential Remodeling 400-700 square feet
Photo: Hawkins Biggins Photography

This thoughtfully designed one-bedroom ADU allows for flexible, additional living space. It features a modern, flat roof theme with a local flair. High windows allow for natural light and airflow, plus privacy. The spacious kitchen inside is outfitted with all the comforts of a luxury condo.

Entrant: Sandy Lau

Landscaping – Residential

Cove Big Island Pond Renovation

Photo: Olivier Koning

The 35-year-old pond and landscape of this condominium in Kailua underwent a sweeping transformation, returning it to a lush and tropical space for the community to enjoy as its focal point.

Entrant: Windward Cove AOAO

Condominium/Apartment Residential Remodeling – Projects $200,001-$450,000

Medeiros Residence

Condominium/Apartment Residential Remodeling
Photo: Franzen Photography

This townhouse blends contemporary living and ease of maintenance, with space for entertainment — all while maximizing its limited 700-square-foot size.

Read more about this home here.

Entrant: Hawaii Modern Architecture & Interior Design

Commercial Remodeling – Projects More than 15,001 square feet & Overall Grand Award Winner – Commercial Remodeling

The Kobayashi & Kosasa Family Dining Room

Commercial Remodeling
Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

The Kobayashi & Kosasa Family Dining Room at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children provides a place of “rest, respite and rejuvenation.” There’s a 9,000-square-foot kitchen, 14,000-square-foot dining room with 227-seat capacity, 1,800-square-foot outdoor lanai, three new conference rooms, and an interactive Keiki Zone.

Entrant: Peter Vincent Architects

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