Walgreens Flagship Store

At the corner of Kapi‘olani and Ke‘eaumoku.

The 36,700 SF Walgreens Ke‘eaumoku Flagship Store is located on the corner of Kapi‘olani and Ke‘eaumoku, the center of Honolulu, known to many as “the corner of Main & Main.” For Walgreens, this bustling location was the perfect place to create their first-ever, new construction Flagship store. The store needed to support a more pedestrian friendly, architecturally diverse vibrant area. Since there was no precedent, all options were on the table—a rarity for a client of this magnitude.  For the design team, this was a blank canvas, and an ideal opportunity to compose a truly unique space.

The team designed a building that was locally inspired, locally relevant, and architecturally significant to represent the Walgreens brand in one of Honolulu’s primary gathering places. It pays homage to Hawaiian culture in a modern and contextually appropriate way, using the Ala Moana region’s storied past—a popular fishing area—for inspiration.

project details


Honolulu, HI



  • ICSC VIVA Award Retail Store Design
  • ICSC U.S. Design and Development Award Competition, Gold Award
  • Building Industry Association, Grand Award for New Commercial Projects more than 15,001SF
  • CSC U.S. Design and Development Award Competition, Gold Award
  • GCA of Hawaii, Excellence Award for Design Assist/Design Build
  • GCA of Hawaii, Grand Award