Klipper Golf Course – Marine Corps Base

Ki Concepts lead the design-build team for the Klipper Golf Course Ponds Restoration Project, located at MCHB Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Existing retention ponds were cleared of debris and invasive alien riparian plants. A wetland restoration plan was developed to restore native riparian species and provide habitat for native Hawaiian waterfowl at 3 non-tidal ponds Read more about Klipper Golf Course – Marine Corps Base[…]

Honolulu Zoo Asian Tropical Forest Elephant Exhibit

Ki Concepts was charged with creating a lush Asian Tropical environment taking visitors along the edge of a forest looking into a clearing where the elephants gather at a watering hole. Trees and taller plants on the north side of the path serve as the forest edge and focus visitor’s attention into the exhibit. The Read more about Honolulu Zoo Asian Tropical Forest Elephant Exhibit[…]

Hilo Bayfront Beach Park Master Plan

The Hilo Bayfront Beach Park is located on Hilo’s largest and most important beach, an iconic ¼ mile crescent of black sand that is fringed by vegetation.

The terrain of this park was extensively reshaped by both the 1946 and the 1960 monumental tsunamis that devastated the Hilo Bay Harbor and the existing shore front Japanese camps that resided there. It is now considered a well-known flood zone that cannot sustain any permanent structures and therefore lends itself more to waterfront recreational and cultural activities rather than to shoreline development. The current layout of the site has arisen more or less by happenstance and is not the most suitable arrangement in terms of function, equitability, or aesthetics so a proposed masterplan, created by Hawai`i County Department of Parks and Recreation and Ki Concepts, was created to address this lack of functionality and to improve the area. […]

NOAA – Pacific Regional Center

LICH – La `au Ku Kahi Award of Excellence 2013

HHF – Preservation Honor Awards, Citation for New Addition and Adaptive Use 2014

LEED Gold Certification

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new Pacific Regional Center is located on a national historic landmark site of Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, originally known as Moku ‘ume‘ume, or “the isle of attraction”. The project expresses the strong environmental ethos of both NOAA and that of the indigenous Hawaiian culture. […]