The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a state and nationally recognized historic landmark, is the oldest cathedral in continuous use as a cathedral in the United States and one of the oldest buildings in Honolulu. Successful renovation of this church to its 19th century appearance preserves a significant portion of history for Hawaii’s current community and future generations. The project’s historical nature presented unique challenges, including research to involve custom restoration experts for the construction of new Westminster-style crypts beneath the altar, addition of custom light fixtures and specialty finishes such as salt-tolerant plaster from Germany, and reconstruction of stained-glass windows to their original design.
Entrant: Constructors Hawaii Inc.
Developer/Owner: Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii
Lead Design Firm: Mason Architects Inc.
General Contractor: Constructors Hawaii Inc.