Ushijima Architects, Inc. (UAI) was hired by the Honolulu City & County Employees Federal Credit Union (HCCEFCU) in 2002 as the prime consultant to facilitate the development of a new 115,794 s.f., five-story commercial office building for the HCCEFCU, along with a 256 stall precast parking structure.


The proposed facility would serve as the main branch of the HCCEFCU (first and second floors) and the IT hub of the credit union (located on the top floor). Other amenities included development of ground floor loft spaces for future restaurant and commercial use, grease trap accommodations, an ice plant cooling system for energy conservation, and drive through teller accommodations.


UAI worked with General Contractor Robert M. Kaya Builders to establish value engineering items to be assessed, a construction sequence that would meet the approval of the City and County of Honolulu Traffic Review Branch due to its location along Kamehameha Highway, and a guaranteed maximum price that was presented to the board for approval.


Although the Project was never constructed, UAI and Robert M.Kaya Builders took the Project through complete Construction Documents and building permit processing.