Kapiolani Boulevard is becoming a magnet for new hotel projects

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Source: Star Advertiser
Published: September 29, 2019

No one is redrawing the edge of Waikiki, but a growing number of planned hotel projects on Kapiolani Boulevard promise to stretch the primary urban zone for vacation accommodations on Oahu.

A local high-tech entrepreneur is the latest developer to propose a hotel on Kapiolani — and it’s the biggest one to date by far.

Fred Chan of KC Rainbow Development Co. unveiled plans last week for a 45-story hotel with 785 units close to the Hawaii Convention Center on a site next to the planned Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences tower slated for 125 hotel rooms and 99 residential condominiums [in partnership with Design Partners Incorporated].

Honolulu officials unveil plans for affordable senior housing at former Aiea sugar mill site

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Source: Star Advertiser
Published: October 5, 2019

The city is on the verge of signing a development agreement with a nonprofit organization that is designed to transform the former Aiea sugar mill site into an affordable rental housing complex for seniors.

City officials and others involved with the project, including the nonprofit developer EAH Housing [in partnership with Design Partners Incorporated], were on hand today at the property to announce the 140-unit complex, which will be called Halewiliko Highlands, or “house of sugar.”

The project is designed to charge rents affordable to seniors – those 62 and older – earning no more than 60% of the area median income. Some of the units will be reserved for those earning 50% and 30% of median income.

Honolulu Architecture Firm Design Partners Incorporated Awarded $50M Navy Contract

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Source: Pacific Business News
Published: September 3, 2019

A P-3 Orion is seen taking off from Marine Corps Base Hawaii to leave for a scheduled deployment in this 2017 photo. The base is among the Navy facilities where Honolulu architecture firm Design Partners Inc. will perform architecture and engineering services under a $50 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Aug. 30, 2019.

Waimea Huakai Housing Development will feature 67 units

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Source: The Garden Island
Published: August 29, 2019

Design Partners Incorporated was present and named at the blessing for the Waimea Huakai project. About a hundred people collected at the site for a blessing ceremony coordinated by Kaiwa Construction to prepare the land where 67 units of homeownership and affordable rentals will rise. The project, the Waimea Huakai Housing Development, is a partnership with Kauai Habitat for Humanity, the Ahe Group and the County of Kauai.


Vote for Zukeran Elementary School for AIA People's Choice Award

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Source: AIA Honolulu
Published: 7/19/2019

Design Partners Inc. entered Zukeran Elementary School for this year's AIA Design Awards. One of the categories is People's Choice Award. Go to the AIA Honolulu website to vote for Zukeran !!

Spread the word to everyone you know. Members and non-members can all vote once daily, until August 2nd.

ONE vote, per day, per person.

Three clicks (Click link, Select “Institutional: Zukeran Elementary School”, Click Submit)

Azure Ala Moana tower breaks ground

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Source: Honolulu Star Advertiser
Published: 4/23/2019

The developer of a planned residential tower with condominiums and rental apartments on Keeaumoku Street near Ala Moana Center held a blessing for construction Monday.

An affiliate of ProsPac Holdings Group held the event for its Azure Ala Moana project featuring 330 market-priced condos and 78 affordable rental apartments.

Demand is Sky High for Condo near Ala Moana

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Source: Honolulu Star Advertiser
Published: 4/13/2019

Demand for new high-rise homes around Ala Moana appears to be keeping good pace with a recent boomlet of planned towers in the area, based on interest in the latest project to hit the market.

Prospective buyer interest has exceeded availability at the planned 390-unit Sky Ala Moana condominium at 1388 Kapiolani Blvd. mauka of Ala Moana Center.

Corporate 40th Anniversary


Source: Pacific Business News
Published: January 2019

Since opening our doors in 1979, it has been our goal to create great architecture that enhances the lives of the people in Hawaii. We accomplished this within a people friendly environment that reflected the unique culture and values…

980-unit Keeaumoku project seeks height waiver

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Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Published: 10/25/2018

A landowner plans to develop nearly 1,000 moderately priced condo units on Keeaumoku Street and is offering public benefits including a bigger park in return for letting two towers rise 50 feet beyond the current limit. The owner of Keeaumoku International Village is…

Zukeran Elementary opens new facility on Camp Foster

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Source: Stripes Okinawa
Published: 9/4/2018

Zukeran Elementary School opened the doors of its new facility to parents, teachers and students for the first day of the new school year Aug. 29 on Camp Foster. The new facility will provide a more modern education environment compared to the previous campus which was in use…