Royal Hawaiian

Stearns assisted with the steel design of the much anticipated Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center renovation project. A once outdated center dominated by heavy concrete has turned into an upscale lifestyle center bathed in light and featuring locally inspired design elements. The center's pedestrian traffic now flows outdoors and more intimately connects with palm trees and tiki torches. Several lanai decks feature vistas of the surrounding area. The use of extended beams and trellises provide a natural filter to the bright Hawaiian sun.

Stearns design assistance and system recommendations allowed them to procure materials prior to design completion. The renovation was constructed in phases to minimize tenant closure. The goal was to revitalize the mall and create an architectural theme expressive of the Hawaiian culture to visiting tourists. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is a major attraction in the city of Honolulu offering over 110 shops and restaurants and is one of Hawaii’s largest shopping malls.

Project Details

Client: The Festival Companies

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Contractor: Charles Pankow Builders

Architect: Calison Architecture, Inc.

Engineer-of-Record: KSF, Inc.

Size: Retrofit

Number of Levels: 2

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2006 



2009 American Institute of Architects Design Award

National Award 2010 by International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) MAXI