The Towers at Kuhio Park
As Hawai‘i’s largest public housing, the Towers at Kuhio Park were renovated with a transformation plan that not only addressed the needs of its residents but also the needs of the community. Originally built in 1965, the existing conditions at The Towers represented years of deferred maintenance due to inadequate funding. The renovation of the Towers marked the 1st public-private partnership between a private developer and the State of Hawai‘i to transform public housing.
From new paint finishes to introducing new amenities, sustainable elements, and ADA accessible features, both exterior and interior design changes were made to enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. A noteworthy element of the project included its relocation plan that created an in-house “hotel” for residents to stay in while their apartments were being renovated.
- 2013 NAIOP Kukulu Hale Award, Renovation, Commercial/Other Over 40,000 SF