Stanford Carr Development, LLC


MVE & Partners


Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.


Honolulu, Hawaii


The Colony is a $100,000,000, three-phase, multi-family residential development. Each of the three phases includes a twin four-story residential building constructed over a parking garage with an overall building footprint area of approximately 75,000 sq. ft. each. In total the project features over 300 residential units that range from a one-bedroom unit of about 1,000 sq. ft. to a three-bedroom unit of about 1,600 sq. ft.

Client Benefits

The final product had the look and feel of a heavier concrete framed building at lower cost and without the constraints that a concrete building would have had on the parking layout below the residential units.

The Science and Design of Structural Engineering

Unique aspects of this project included: four-story load bearing light gauge steel walls supporting a steel deck and concrete floor system. This project utilizes the California-style “four over one” podium concept. The first level is constructed with a column layout that creates a highly efficient parking level. The four residential levels above utilize load bearing walls located to create the most desirable unit layouts. A thick podium slab transfers the wall loads above to the columns below without any transfer girders.