Kona Judiciary Complex

Administering justice in accordance with the law.

The new Keahuolū Courthouse centralizes the
West Hawai‘i Judiciary operations into a single location. The previously existing courts
in Kona occupied adapted space in existing buildings originally designed to
house different types of functions and are not conducive to efficient court
operations.  Kona Judiciary Complex
houses three circuit courtrooms, two district courtrooms, two family
courtrooms including judge’s chambers, holding areas for Third
Circuit departments, and programs including Juvenile/Adult Client Services,
Legal Documents and Drivers Education. The new courthouse expresses the
Judiciary’s forward-thinking vision, transparency, and drive to provide justice for the
people. In honoring and respecting the land, the Complex pays homage to its surrounding landscape and the cultural heritage of Hawai‘i and the law. The design of the building subtly
integrates the ideas of the Hawaiian theme and articulates it in a symbolic

project details


Kona, Hawai‘i



  • 2020 Building Industry and Construction Award for New Commercial