University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Life Sciences Building

Honolulu, O‘ahu

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Life Sciences Building encompasses 76,000 SF of the University’s life sciences program. Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and the Pacific Biosciences Research Center will be housed within the new building. Previously these departments were sprinkled around the University campus in older spaces that were lacking adequate facilities and preventing department’s from receiving grants for further research. The building is a new state of the art facility with flexibility built into the design to allow for the ever-changing needs of research and teaching as technology is constantly making new strides in the fields of life sciences. The Life Sciences building program consists of teaching laboratories, research laboratories, computational laboratories, and associated offices and support spaces. A large central atrium serves as a collaboration area that facilitates interaction and spontaneous dialogue between building patrons to encourage the free flowing of ideas and collaboration. The building is on track to receive LEED silver certification and will have a low life cycle cost for the University compared to the previous spaces.

Awards: AIA Honolulu, Mayor's Choice Award, 2022; NAIOP Kūkulu Hale Awards, Nonprofit Project, 2022

Client: The University of Hawai‘i

Location: Honolulu, O‘ahu

Size: 76,000 SF

Completion: June 2020