Honu Kai Lani

This wedding chapel on the waterfront of Ko Olina Lagoon II includes a reception building, greeting pavilion and new chapel facility in a fusion of oceanic and modern design sensibilities. The three-building project is anchored by a uniquely designed A-frame wedding chapel incorporating architectural tube steel, an apex aluminum-framed skylight, and 8-by-10 foot glass panes — the largest fabricated in the U.S. in 2010 — and features an unobstructed view of the infinity pool and ocean beyond.

Maui Ocean Center

Pacific Atelier was retained in June of 1996 for Maui’s first marine life theme park with seven major buildings housing tank exhibits, display areas, restaurant, retail shop, and administration office. The different uses demanded coordinating and detailing extremely complex interactions; Pacific Atelier was chosen from a field of five firms.

Urban Housing Development

Urban Housing Development

This project involves restoration of the existing Honolulu Advertiser Building and designing two mixed-use high-rise mixed-use buildings and parking structures. As the projected is located in the Kakaako District, Pacific Atelier assisted in preparing design drawings and documents to Hawaii Community Development Authority. The design includes 792 dwelling units, reserve housing and commercial spaces. Move cursor over the image to see before and after

El Capricho

El Capricho

Pacific Atelier entered an international design competition for a Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The design echoes to the vibrant and fun dance of Tango with a series of dynamic architectural forms, ranging from an open cone, ribbon-weaving facade, ribbed roof and waving ceiling. It also creates a dialogue with the adjacent Puente de la Mujer bridge and Casa Rosada. Natural day-lighting plays an important role in the exhibition galleries. Diffused light from various directions create very interesting quality for the interior.

Kulana Hale

Pacific Atelier was contracted by a private developer to design a 15-story building in Honolulu. This highrise housed 175 units for the elderly and the physically-challenged. Working with a multiplicity of government agencies, engineering consultants, and the State Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Pacific Atelier produced a practical and fully-accessibility-compliant structure.

Dole Plantation

Pacific Atelier were commissioned by Castle & Cooke to provide a 17,000-square-feet retail expansion including a Dole whip bar and grill, coffee mill, retail space, restrooms, storage, and back of house. The design featured a continuation of the contemporary plantation style of the original building with some European twists. The goal was to enhanced the visitors’ experiences of the plantation days.

Skyline Honolulu

Pacific Atelier employed BIM to design a residential condominium project on an uncommonly irregular site at Punchbowl Special District. The scale of this project included a hundred units surrounded a central pool deck and recreation area on the slope the hill. The client was satisfied with our skills in architectural planning and impressed with our prompt responses to his design requirements.

Green House Project

Pacific Atelier received an Honorable Mention in The Green House® Project, a senior living facility design competition. Because most of the time senior tenants may be staying in door, the design emphasizes users’ connections to nature. This project featured a central courtyard at each living complex. Natural light infiltrates each residential rooms while well-shaded by adjacent landscaping.  View video of this project.

Aloha Pacific Center

Aloha Pacific Center

In a timely manner, Pacific Atelier provided architectural design and generated condominium document before the project was constructed. This project involves a 5-story office building, 120,000-sf, and a parking structure.

Outrigger Fairway Villas

Sunstone Realty Partners commissioned Pacific Atelier to produce island living, resort-style town homes for the upper end visitor market. The project was designed as two phases consisting of four building types, 15 building, 165 units, and a total area of 283,000 square feet.

Kam Residence

Pacific Atelier was commissioned to design the Kam Residence located on the hillside slope of Aina Haina valley. To accommodate for the needs of this growing family, this 3,400-square-feet-home featured a basement wine cellar and a playroom. Also, the study room was thoughtfully positioned where it can visually monitor the main rooms of the house. The result was both elegant and practical.

Dawn Town

The competition was to provide a public icon and Museum Park to revitalize the waterfront of Downtown Miami. Pacific Atelier’s design theme was “Fun, Whimsical and… a Little Vain.” A colonnade of eight colorful 20-feet high glass sculptures and one 45-feet high Visitor Center in the shape of a shaker in stainless steel by master glass artists Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly were the main features.

SkyLot

SkyLot

“Build less, demolish less and reuse” is the theme of this competition entry. The proposed future skyscraper is not a building, but a vertical framework, which is composed of stacks of lots. Such frame work has a fixed width, sixteen feet. Three modular lengths are designated for this competition, which are 30, 40 and 50 feet. These units may be separates into four quarters for transportation convenience. Tenants will can choose a size and design the interior space. Once they select their unit, they may transport the unit from the ground via an elevator system to their lot in the sky, called SkyLot. If the tenants decide to move to another framework in the network, they will unplug their modular unit from the SkyLot, and move.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church is a community-based church complex including a 12,500 s.f. main multi-purpose hall, offices, a day care center/pre-school, and a separate 4,500 s.f. building with classrooms. Pacific Atelier provided a building based on a pre-engineered building frame with a light-gage steel shell.

Kona Sea Villas

Kona Sea Villas is a condominium complex developed by Sunstone Realty Partners consisting of 17 six-plex units totaling 72 units.

The Cole Academy

The original Cole Academy opened in 2004 in the historic Yokohama Specie Bank building in the downtown Honolulu area. This day care/pre-school project featured a touch of modern interiors and the expansion of the historic preservation of the space. Pacific Atelier was also commissioned to provide design services for the Kunia and Kaimuki campus of The Cole Academy.

Medical Office Shell at Maui Lani

Two medical office building grey shells (approximately 38,000 square feet combined) were constructed for HRT Realty at the Maui Lani property in 2007.

Union Staton

Union Station 2020 is an international design ideas competition for the conversion of Chicago’s Union Station into a high-speed rail hub, market and meeting place.

Project narrative:
Town planning by mathematical repetition of land squares organized along two orthogonal axes, cardus (Main Street) and decumanus (Tenth Street), has been a successful model for many American cities poised to become 20th century metropolises.

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SMS Research

This corporate interior architecture project featured improved furniture system layout, better light quality, new cabinets, and a powerful color scheme.

Kahala Residence

Three adjacent lots on the waterfront of the prestigious Kahala Avenue were developed for one 15,000-square-feet residence. A series of living pavilions were joined together with water features, landscaping, arcades and bridges. Materials included imported stones from India and detailed elements with teak finishes. The goal is to create a fusion of Southeast Asian and modern design sensibilities.

Central Pacific Bank

Central Pacific Bank’s Lihue Branch on the Island of Kauai was an interior architecture and design project aimed to create an upscale and accessible banking experience for the customers.

Robin Residence

The Robin Residence was featured on a local television series covering its entire construction from ground to finishing. This 7,500-square-feet-residence on the Portlock waterfront features a bridge walkway, a double-story-high dining area, his and her master baths, two offices, a gym, and four bedrooms.

Royal Palms at Poipu

Royal Palms at Poipu Beach is one of the south shore’s most anticipated resort communities in the last 15 years. It is a unique blend of design, style and environment. Pacific Atelier was engaged in the architectural design and construction document for the hundred-unit development.

Ko Olina Entry Gate

The entry gate is a jewel at the threshold of the Ko Olina Resort. The gateway features a double sail sculpture and custom mahogany detailing.

Ko Olina Marina

Ko Olina Marina was designed in phases starting in 1999. Located at Lagoon number IV, the Marina is touted as Hawaii’s most exclusive marina facility. Continuing plans include ocean promenade, over 300 slips, a harbor master building, picnic areas and mariners’ amenities.
Related Projects: Ko Olina Entry Gate, Ko Olina Main Entry Building, Ko Olina Maintenance Building, Ko Olina Comfort Stations Renovation, Ko Olina Sales Center, Ko Olina Ocean Tower, Ko Olina Harbor Master

Ko Olina Comfort Stations

Five comfort stations along the shore line of Ko Olina Resort were upgraded in 2011. New design includes stainless steel lavatories and urinals, water-efficient fixtures, vibrant wall tiles, new signage and lighting fixtures.

Pacific Atelier International ( PAI ) was founded in 1995 with a commission for a 17-story independent living facility resulting in numerous awards and recognition from the state and city for it’s contribution to our community’s seniors. Since then Pacific Atelier has grown into an internationally diverse firm with projects ranging from high-end residential homes to some of Hawaii’s most famous and highly visited facilities including the Maui Ocean Center, and the Dole Plantation’s New Store Expansion.

We believe that, because we do not try to superimpose an ideology of building or consistency of style thus imposing ourselves on our client, our “ways of understanding” and “ways of seeing” give us the methodology to address all aspects of architecture in their specificity no matter the scale or the budget.

Unlike the familiar image of unity of the machine, architecture for us retains the complexities of life with its continuous renewal of individual and collective aspirations.

We are Pacific Atelier.

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