Alapai Transit Center

AIA Hawai`i –  Award of Merit 2013

Ki Concepts provided landscape architectural services for the Alapai Transit Center for the Department of Transportation Services, City and County of Honolulu. The design intent was to separate pedestrian use areas, maintain visibility for the safety of users, screen the adjacent Honolulu Police Department garage wall, and to meet low maintenance requirements.


Hele on Kaka`ako

Ki Concepts aims to increase public awareness of local culture, environmental sustainability, community and health through imaginative, aesthetically pleasing and practical designs. Community service and volunteerism is an integral part of our firm’s culture.


National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Ki Concepts is leading a multi-disciplinary team to provide major improvements to this historic and cultural landmark, the 116 acre memorial cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii located in Puowaina Crater, also known as Punchbowl. Punchbowl Cemetery is one of Oahu’s most visited destinations. The team was tasked with assessing the cemetery’s expansion capacity while maintaining and enhancing its unique historic, cultural and visual character. The project’s program includes increasing interment capacity by 9,000+ columbaria niches to accommodate projected burial capacity for fifteen years; demolition of the existing Administration and Visitor facility; construction of a new Public Information Center and Administration (PIC/Admin) Facility with LEED Silver certification; renovation of an existing maintenance building; new Memorial Walls and other infrastructure improvements to the cemetery.


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. […]