National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (In Progress)
The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, commonly known as Punchbowl, is located in a crater that formed approximately 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the “Honolulu” period of secondary volcanic activity. Along with more than 10,000 columbarium urn spaces at Punchbowl, 56 memorials are placed throughout the crater that commemorate soldiers of the 20th-century wars, including those killed at Pearl Harbor. Architects Hawaii was hired by the Veterans Administration to design the new two-story hillside Information and Visitors Center. It will contain the VA administrative offices that oversee the cemetery and its facilities along with an Honor Guard Room. The building has been designed to meet LEED Silver Certification.