Ala Moana Shopping Center

Ala Moana Shopping Center expansion was designed to add approximately 50 new tenant spaces above an existing below-grade parking structure. Previous code revisions mandated a seismic upgrade to handle the additional load mass prior to renovation. Steel was chosen for the support system and Stearns was approached to provide design assistance, value-engineering expertise, and material selection for the seismic upgrade of the operating Ala Moana Mall facility. Providing the appropriate structural steel system brought the project to completion on time and within budget.

Project Details

Client: Ala Moana Shopping Center

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Contractor: Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

Architect: Anbe, Aruga & Ishizu Architects, Inc.

Engineer-of-Record: Englekirk Partners

Size: 281,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 2

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2003



Special recognition award by Better Homes & Gardens

Past recipient of Design and Development Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)