Nossaman Congratulates University of Hawaii on Nonprofit Project Award for Life Sciences Building

NAIOP Hawaii

We would like to congratulate the University of Hawaii for being awarded the Nonprofit Project Award for its Life Sciences Building, the university’s first major design-build project completed in 2020. Project leaders accepted the award at the 25th annual Kukulu Hale Awards, hosted by NAIOP Hawaii, the local chapter of the nation’s leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.

The $65 million Life Sciences Building is a new state-of-the-art facility with flexibility built into the design to allow for the ever-changing needs of research and teaching. The university’s Biology, Microbiology, Botany and Pacific Biosciences Research Center departments are now all housed under one roof to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. With 21 teaching and research laboratories, it was built to serve more than 500 students daily and support world class research. The 76,000-square-foot building also features a large student collaboration area, 52 graduate student workstations, five conference rooms and 28 faculty offices. In early 2017, the design-build project contract was awarded to Layton Construction Company, with Group 70 International as the designer.

Christine Ryan, Frank Liu and Nancy Smith provided counsel to the University of Hawaii on the project.

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