Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Address: 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96850
Building Manager: Russell Larson
Building Management Office: Hawaii Field Office
Primary Tenants: U.S. District Court, U.S. Coast Guard, Social Security Administration
Parking: No on-site parking
Public Transportation: TheBus [a nongovernment website]
Public Building Hours: Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Photo ID required to enter a federal facility. ATM machine and vending machines located inside.

USAccess operates an enrollment and activation ID/Credential Center shared by all agencies at this location. The center operates Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cafeteria 5th Floor Breakfast M-F 6:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Lunch M-F 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Snack Shop 1st Floor, Courtyard M-F 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fitness Center Suite B-163 Open to all PJKK tenants

The 32-year-old federal campus underwent a Recovery Act redesign in 2014 that included the full renovation and construction of the courthouse portion of the facility. Improvements to access areas of the building and other upgrades have made the complex more efficient and functional.

Two Open Rectangles Excentric by George RickeyArt in Architecture: Abstract sculptures by George Rickey and Peter Voulkos were installed in the late 1970s. Rickey's kinetic sculpture is composed of burnished stainless steel surfaces that catch and reflect light. Balanced with counterweights, the lightest air current sets the sculpture in motion. According to Rickey, the paths of Two Open Rectangles Excentric move in an unusual way – they are strictly controlled and never cross. If they appear to be on a collision course, it is because of our early conditioning to movements along a straight line. The movement, in response to the breeze, is random though the path is not. The rectangles are open and transparent. Each can be seen through the other; the buildings and the sky can be seen through both as they frame a constantly changing landscape.

Barking Sands by Peter VoulkousBarking Sands is named in honor of the Hawaiian beach near where Voulkos was stationed as a United States Army Air Corps pilot in 1944. According to Voulkous, time frequently mellows artworks and people. Just as time will enhance the induced patina of his sculpture Barking Sands, so has his work changed over the years. This sculpture—and perhaps any good sculpture—contains its own message.

Last Reviewed 2016-06-02