Glenn Mason and the Ford Island Tower highlighted in the Star-Advertiser.
December 27, 2011
Repairs to the building shell were extensive and completed in June 2011.
June 7, 2011
The 110-year old building at 25 North Hotel Street has been vacant since 1997. The current owners committed to reviving the dilapidated space in late 2007, by which time a portion of the second floor was starting to collapse. The project has included extensive structural rehabilitation, including a complete replacement of the wood floor structures and replacement of the wood roof structure of the original portion of the building.
The original steel shutters were restored, historically compatible storefronts installed on Hotel Street and the Makai end of the building was completely opened up to an existing courtyard. The latest challenge is to save and restore the Club Hubba Hubba sign, which has been on the building since 1953 and is one of the last historic signs left in Chinatown.
As reported by Civil Beat, both the Department of Planning and Permitting and members of the Outdoor Circle are in support of saving the neon sign, a Robert “Bozo” Shigemura creation.
UPDATE: Our sign variance request to Department of Planning and Permitting was approved and the historic sign will remain.
Outdoor soccer field and basketball courts complement the interior learning environment for the school age center.
May 10, 2011
The Child Development Center, a design/build project by Mason Architects and Nan, Inc., includes activity rooms, study areas and a computer lab - but the heart of the center is an atrium, a 'mall for kids', where they can sit, talk, eat and play games. According to Hawai'i Army Weekly, "the 25,000 s.f. center and its outdoor activity spaces on a 4.2-acre site meet the Army's programming requirements and National After-school Alliance accreditation."Mandated to achieve an Army LEED Silver equivalent rating, the team decided to register the project with USGBC. The project incorporated products and materials with low VOCs; 28% of the total building materials were recycled content; and 18% were produced locally. Hot water for the entire building is provided by recovered waste heat from the air conditioners. Earning a total of 42 points under the New Construction LEED Rating System version 2.2, the project was awarded a LEED Gold Certification, the first of its kind for the Army in the Honolulu District.
This 1939 home was one of 22 types restored at Hickam Air Force Base.
April 20, 2011
At its 2011 awards ceremony in the Queen’s Conference Center on April 19, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation presented a Preservation Media Award to:
HHF also gave awards to four historic preservation projects that were designed by Mason Architects: