COURTESY PETER VINCENT & ASSOCIATES LLC
This Mokulua hillside home won the Overall Grand Award for residential remodeling of more than $500,001 in the BIA-Hawaii 2007 Renaissance Awards, given out yesterday. Architectural firm Peter Vincent & Associates LLC entered the project.
BIA-Hawaii award winners named
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii handed out honors yesterday in Waikiki
The glitterati and cogno-scenti of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii gathered for the trade group's version of the Oscars last night.
The 2007 Renaissance Awards for residential and commercial projects were presented in the Monarch Room at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
The four overall grand awards and a Carl Reppun Award were bestowed for work in new construction and remodeling.
The Carl Reppun Award, recognizing a small contracting company for a residential project, went to Homeworks Construction Inc. for the Cottage at Kau Hale, by Kailua Beach Park.
Homeworks also handled architecture and interior design for the entry in the $750,001 to $2 million category of the new residential division.
The owners bought the property and razed a ramshackle, abandoned house for the vacation home to which they will eventually retire. Designed to capture the feel of old Kailua, it wraps around a garden and stone-lined pool.
The other top accolades were overall grand awards for commercial and residential remodeling and new construction.
The overall grand award for residential remodeling went to the Mokulua Hillside Residence, for the transformation of a Lanikai property.
Entered by architectural firm Peter Vincent & Associates LLC in the more-than-$500,001 category, the project was built by the Renovators. Josephine Fisher Interior Design did the interior.
COURTESY HOMEWORKS CONSTRUCTION INC.
The Cottage at Kau Hale, across from Kailua Beach Park, stands on the site of a former abandoned, dilapidated structure. The new home, above, designed and built by Honolulu-based Homeworks Construction Inc., won the BIA-Hawaii 2007 Renaissance Overall Grand Award for new residential construction from $750,001 to $2 million.
Its new colonial plantation architecture, new windows and other elements cleared previous viewplane obstructions and allowed for wrap-around, second-floor lanais.
In the commercial remodeling division, the overall grand award went to architectural and interior design firm KY International Inc. for the Mandalay restaurant, in the 7,501 to 15,000 square foot category.
The firm and HM Builder Inc. rebuilt the dark, long-vacant, Yong Sing Restaurant into a light and modern upscale restaurant.
The new residential division's overall grand winner, in the $2,000,001-plus category, was Hale Maha, (House of Rest), an old-Hawaii-style retreat on Lanai entered by Welch and Weeks LLC. The 3,241-square-foot home has back-to-back, coral-clad fireplaces in the great room and covered lanai. Armstrong Builders LLC construction was augmented by interior designer Michelle Uchiyama of Ecletix Design.
The overall grand award for new commercial construction of 5,001 to 7,500 square feet, was presented for the modernized ABC Store at Ala Moana Center, entered by ADM Retail Planning & Architecture Inc.
Owner MNS Ltd. wanted ADM and contractor Construction Associates Inc. to create a flagship store to present the brand "in an upgraded, elegant and inviting way," according to ADM's project statement.
Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards
Grand Award-winning projects
Division: Residential Remodeling
Category: Major residential, more than $500,001
Category: Residential from $350,0001 to $500,000
A Mountainside Retreat
Division: Commercial Remodeling
Category: Projects from 5,001 to 7,5000 square feet
Ola at Turtle Bay Resort
Category: Projects from 7,501 to 15,000 square feet
Division: New Residential
Category: Residential from $350,000 to $750,000
Hale'akea Plan 5 - Palehua
Category: Residential from $750,001 to $2,000,000
Kamilo Model Home at Mauna Lani Resort
Category: Residential more than $2,000,001
Miller Residence, Maui's North Shore
Division: New Commercial
Category: Projects more than 15,001 square feet
Honolulu Design Center
Category: Projects from 5,001 to 7,500 square feet
Kauna'oa Country Club
Category: Projects under 5,000 square feet
Crazy Shirts - Waikiki Beach Walk store
Category: Commercial remodeling
Rainbow Bridge over Anahulu Stream, Hale'iwa
Davies Pacific Center Plaza
Division: Hawaii BuiltGreen
Category: New commercial
Hawaii Baptist Academy Middle School
Category: New residential
Hale'akea Plan 5 - Palehua
Division: Kitchen & Bath
Category: More than $50,001
Hale Aina By the Sea
Category: Up to $50,000
The Garden Spa
Bamboo copper wall sconces
Source: Building Industry Assoc. of Hawaii