First Hawaiian Bank, Aina Haina Branch

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Client: First Hawaiian Bank

Architect: Design Partners Incorporated

Completion Year: 2013

Size: 6,804 square feet

Construction Cost: $3,160,000

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The new Aina Haina branch of First Hawaiian Bank is twice the size of the original 1960 branch and includes two drive-up teller lanes, a drive-up ATM, and a drinking fountain accessible from the sidewalk along Kalanian‘aole Highway for pedestrians running or walking by. Stand-out interior features include the vaulted stained wood ceiling and hanging “spaceship” soffit light above the teller line.

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Rebuilding of the Aina Haina branch was accomplished by the team of Constructors Hawaii, Inc. (CHI) and architects Design Partners Incorporated. This project presented two major challenges—a tight schedule and precise placement of conduits for the bank’s security, information, and computer systems. In order to ensure no mistakes would occur when placing conduits for security and IT systems, the CHI team carefully coordinated with bank vendors, computer technicians, and subcontractors. Details were carefully planned and checked multiple times before permanent installation took place.

CHI is well versed in completing construction under tight schedules. Weekly meetings were held and excellent communication all involved parties. CHI ensured that subcontractors were always aware of the schedule and any changes made to it.

CHI is privileged to have an excellent working relationship with First Hawaiian Bank and Design Partners.

This successful project opened in December 2013 to an appreciative community.