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.

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.

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