ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project includes the renovation of an aging 2-story, 11,220 square foot building to turn it into the flagship branch of the Honolulu Federal Credit Union. Ushijima Architects’ use of stone, wood, and glass gives this “jewel” of Moiliili a fresh and modern look. The interior design incorporates “teller pods” instead of traditional teller lines to give credit union members a more personal banking experience.
Substantial demolition of the existing exterior CMU and concrete stairwells, second floor walkway, and interior precast concrete tees and slabs were required and completed safely to install a new elevator shaft, stairwell, exterior windows, and awnings. Exterior improvements include new EIFS and porcelain tile cladding, dual glazed windows, aluminum trellis and sunshades, and silicon roofing. Interior improvements include all new drywall, acoustical, gyp, and wood slate ceilings, decorative acoustical wall paneling, solid surface millwork, glass partition walls and doors, luxury vinyl, carpet, ceramic and stone floorings, electrical, lighting, communication, fire alarm, security and AC systems for new restrooms, break room/kitchen, meeting spaces, vault, and executive offices. A polycarbonate skylight provides natural light to a central aluminum and glass staircase and creates a focal point and connection between the 1st and 2nd floors.
RSI and our subcontractor team worked in partnership with the architect and owner to provide early budget pricing, VE ideas, and constructability reviews. This helped maintain the project construction budget.