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.

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.

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.

810 Richards Street, Suite 350
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813

Tel 808.533.3688

hannah@PacificAtelier.com

www.PacificAtelier.com