Pacific Guardian Center

Merging old and new in downtown Honolulu.

The cultural importance and historic beauty of the Dillingham Transportation Building ignited the design for this 620,000-square-foot downtown office building. Economics dictated tearing down a portion of the historic building, but AHL devised a plan to join old and new that preserved the stately cultural landmark and created an open green space for pedestrians. Energy-efficient reflective glass serves to double the green space and simulates a “see through” perspective with the ever-changing scene of clouds and view planes.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i



  • LEED Gold, U.S. Green Building Council