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University of Hawaii WO Library

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Certification level: Gold

Project info

Size60,065 sq ft

Site Description: The University of Hawaiʻi Library Building is located on the UH West Oahu campus is a 60,000-square-foot building at the heart of the West Oʻahu campus. It features high ceilings and plentiful daylighting. The library includes facilities for students, faculty, and the public to study and socialize. The building also houses the ʻUluʻulu Archives, the Noʻeau Center, and IT services

LEED features: The building earned the LEED Gold rating for integration of sustainable design elements such as providing daylight and views to 90% of spaces, using low-emitting materials, providing thermal and lighting comfort, and many more.

Designer: The facility was designed by Honolulu-based architecture firm John Hara Associates.

Awards: 2013 AIA Honolulu Award of Excellence, 2013 Building Industry Association of Hawaii Award of Merit - New Commercial, 2013 NAIOP Kukulu Hale Awards - Commercial Project Award, 2012 Masonry Institute of Hawaii Project of the Year.

Photo credit: John Hara Associates