Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children Playroom


Architect: Lionakis

Size: 1,500 Square Feet

Construction Cost: $270,000

Client: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

Completion: December 2017

2018 Floor Focus Design Award Healthcare Honorable Mention


This project, occupying the space between two pediatric units, includes a newly renovated, vibrant outside play area as well as an indoor space that has become the most popular location for children to socialize and have fun before or after an appointment.

The playroom was constructed in concert with the vision by architect and interior designer, Lionakis. To achieve an underwater theme, the design team called for metal panels to be laser-cut resembling coral then added a white backdrop. These panels are concealing the outdoor storage units. The walls were painted an ombre blue by professional artist, Robin Burton.


3Form’s acrylic panels were predrilled at the factory so the layout of all 177 point supports had to align with trellis beams and joists.  The panels were installed with a slight slope so the rain water could run off.  To accomplish all this coordination, a lot of hours were spent with conference calls, site visits, emails, photos, and shop drawing revisions before starting fabrication. The installation went smoothly as a result of all the effort put forth in the planning stages. 

Constructors Hawaii Inc was scheduled to finish the floor, which is made of a padded sports surface, during Hawaii’s rainy season. To compensate for the wet days, our crews utilized any sun filled day by working on the weekend and by bringing in blowers to remove any residual water.   

The playroom was finished off with a honu (turtle) and kohola (whale) seating arrangement. The cabinetry was supplied by Waihona Builders and constructed out of METEM (high-density polyethylene) to ensure its longevity.

This is just one of the many projects that Constructors Hawaii Inc has done for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Past projects include the 4th floor patient rooms and fitness center. We will begin working on KMCWC’s $8,000,000 kitchen and dining center in 2019.

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