Hale Kalele

Hale Kalele is a public-private partnership to transform a State-owned, underutilized urban parcel into a mixed-use development featuring a 20-story affordable rental tower, two-story Juvenile Center, and six-level parking structure. To support the project’s long-term needs durability of the tower and its units was of utmost consideration, so an all-reinforced concrete system utilizing tunnel-form construction… Read More


This 41-story mixed-use development features 942,000 SF of built area including a residential tower, common and amenity spaces, retail space, mechanical and support space, and six stories of above-grade parking. The tower is highlighted by undulating architectural columns at its exterior facade, evoking red sugar cane reeds that were formerly grown on plantations nearby. The… Read More


This 40-story mixed-use residential and retail project of approximately 1.2 million SF is part of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in urban Honolulu. The project includes a 33-story residential tower atop a seven-story parking and retail podium. The retail component, anchored by a 60,000+ SF Whole Foods Market, is on levels… Read More

The Tsubaki Tower

This 26-story luxury hotel includes 340 guest rooms; lobby and all-day dining on the first floor; a club lounge on the 25th floor; and amenities such as a specialty restaurant, “sky wedding” facility, bar, and party room on the 26th floor. The total gross square footage is approx. 476,000 SF Guam has extremely stringent seismic… Read More

Whole Foods Market, Ward Village

Located on the ground level of Ae‘o in Ward Village, the flagship store has 72,000 SF of retail space on Level 1 with additional outdoor seating space and bar on the 2nd floor. The interior of the store features a monumental staircase with a central stringer and cantilevered steel plate treads. A large hanging soffit… Read More

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is a facility of approximately 55,000 SF of shaded or enclosed space, more than doubling the size of the original visitor center. Since the original visitor center was built in 1980, the differential settlement of the building caused a considerable amount of concern. Extensive geotechnical and structural studies were conducted, providing… Read More

Repair Building 26A to Relocate CENSECFOR

Located on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Building 26A was originally constructed as an aviation storehouse and airplane hangar. Seventy-five years after Building 26A survived the surprised attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy elected to convert Building 26A into a training facility for the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR). This conversion entailed upgrading… Read More

Safeway Beretania

A 118,000 SF podium style facility including 59,000 SF of Safeway retail and outdoor dining space on the second floor, 6,600 SF of retail space and 52,400 SF of parking, circulation and access space at the ground floor. The elevated podium housing the supermarket is constructed of a cast-in-place concrete long-span beam system to minimize… Read More

SALT at Our Kakaako

This redevelopment of an entire city block included the renovation of six existing structures and construction of two new buildings to create commercial and residential spaces. The commercial project is a collection of buildings, most of them adaptively reused to preserve the area’s history and sense of place. SALT was named after the salt ponds… Read More

Schofield Barracks UEPH

BASE was the structural engineer of record and AT/FP consultant on this 74,500 SF, competitively awarded design-build project that called for 96 identical living units to house 192 soldiers in one six-story building constructed using cast-in-place concrete tunnel-forms. Progressive collapse avoidance was performed in accordance with UFC 4-023-03 and the design included integration of the… Read More