Maui County Service Center

Kahului, Maui

To accommodate office space needs for current County employees as well as projected growth needs through the year 2030. The new Service Center provides easily identifiable public and county areas, and aims to work with nature for the benefit of the community. The overall approach for the construction methodology and choice of materials for the project was based on cost efficiency, ease of procurement, buildability and proven effectiveness and maintainability. The “L” shape design of the building provides a presence along Ho‘okele St. while protecting the main entry from the elements. At the heart of the building are the entry lobby and feature wall, designed to establish a feeling of welcome for the community at large. The entry lobby spans vertically across two levels as it directs views towards I‘ao Valley and Mauna Kahalawai, as the angle of the feature wall is poised to direct views toward Haleakala. The functional grills and trellis patterns flow mauka to makai along the façade, individual panels are derived from the Koa‘e ‘ula bird, fish scales, the kupukupu furn, and Maui Niho. Interior and exterior floor and wall treatments along with interior lighting emphasize an origin point, a piko, in the central lobby.

Client: Maui County Department of Management

Location: Kahului, Maui

Size: 62,000 SF

Completion: 2021