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AIA Plans Heroic Canstruction
Choice Award winner. AIA Honolulu also is continuing its Kids Can Corner. Between 10 a.m. to noon, AIA Honolulu member architects will lead keiki ages five to 12 in building a special structure with thousands of cans of their own. Children who bring in at least five cans of food as a donation can join in the fun. “Decanstruction” of the structures will occur on Oct. 21, Over six years, Canstruction has raised more than 204,000 pounds of canned food for the Hawaii Foodbank, enough food for more than 160,000 meals for the hungry in our community.
The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu chapter, will hold its seventh annual Canstruction competition on Oct. 6 at Pearlridge Center. This year’s theme is “CANtastic Heroes,” inspired by the shopping center’s free summer exhibit entitled “Hall of Heroes.” A dozen teams comprised of local architects, builders, and allied design and engineering professionals have signed up to “canstruct” giant structures made entirely of thousands of cans of food, all of which will be donated to Hawaii Foodbank. The creative showpieces will be on display for two weeks. In addition, the general public is encouraged to participate by visiting Canstruction and bringing canned food donations to support Hawaii Foodbank. The structure that receives the most votes (one can of donated food equals one vote – but only cans count!) during the two-week exhibition will be named People’s
The theme for last year’s Canstruction event was “Canned Cinema – Dinner and a Movie,” in which the InSynergy Engineering team earned the jurors’ favorite award for its Monsters, Inc. structure.
Ward Retail Expanding
The Howard Hughes Corp. announced on July 25 its plans to develop the second phase of Ward Village Shops, which will encompass a new 57,000-square-foot, two-story retail center along Auahi Street. Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. is the general contractor for the project, and ELS Architecture and Urban Design is the architect. It will be located in front of the Ward Village Shops parking structure and adjacent to T.J. Maxx. Construction was scheduled to start soon after the announcement. Expected to open in the fall of 2013, the second phase will house both established, popular stores with new locations within Ward Centers along with other well-known national brands. Across the street from the new development, Ward Center itself is undergoing a multimillion dollar facelift and soon will be anchored by a 30,000-square-foot Bed Bath & Beyond, which will be opening this fall in the former Border’s Books space. “We are pleased to move forward with this important second phase of Ward Village Shops, adding to the momentum that’s building within ... Kakaako,” says David Striph, senior vice president, Hawaii, The Howard Hughes Corp. “This latest addition demonstrates our commitment to creating one of the premier shopping districts in Honolulu for our customers.”
The new two-story complex will add 57,000 square feet of retail space to Ward Centers.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - September 2012
NEWS BEAT: Construction Begins on Rail Maintenance Facility
UH Manoa to Get New Athletics Complex
Courtyard at Marriott Opens on Maui
AIA Plans Heroic Canstruction
Summit to Build Kau Gym
Servco Gives Back
Lahaina’s Golden Arches Goes Green
HSWAC Awards Third Construction Contract
Kiewit Supports Higher Education
Spotlight on Success: Paanau Village, Phase 2
Building Industry Magazine - September 2012