Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and US Courthouse

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building

300 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96850

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The 32-year-old federal campus underwent a 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.

Building information

Public Hours: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.

Parking and public transportation

There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via TheBus.

Public access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at all entrances to the building.

Key tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Coast Guard, SSA, IRS, and Honolulu Passport Agency. In a 2016 Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 83% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

Find additional information for tenants on this page.

Building services

Amenities Open to Location Hours of operation
Cafeteria Public 5th floor M–F 6:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Snack shop Public 1st floor courtyard, Suite 1-133 M–F 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Vending machines Public Basement, 3rd-9th floors 24/7
Rainbow Schools Childcare Center
Public and federal employees 1st floor, Suite 1-108 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Credit Union/ATM Public 1st floor, Suite 1-317
Fitness center Federal employees only Basement, Suite B-163 24/7
Health unit Federal employees only 5th floor, Suite 5-204 M–F 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public art

Abstract sculptures by George Rickey and Peter Voulkos were installed in the late 1970s.

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


The building won the Hawaii Green Business Program Award in 2013.

Occupant information

Access and hours of operation

The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including federal holidays. A key card will be required for access at all times.

Key cards are available for tenant agency employees for after-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted on agency letterhead through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval.The GSA Property Management Office is on the first floor in Room 1-336. Our phone number is 808-541-1950.


Contract guard service is in place to protect the property and the tenants. Your help is needed; cooperation and awareness will help them do their job. Guards are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week (including holidays). For all emergency or security concerns, or if no guard is available please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 877-437-7411.

Joint use/shared services

Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.

Conference rooms: Located on the fourth, fifth and seventh floors there are four joint-use conference rooms available for tenant use.

  • Room 4-127 seats 30
  • Room 5-159 seats 20
  • Room 5-161 seats 18
  • Room 7-214 seats 30

The conference rooms are available for building tenants from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Room use outside these hours is possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.

Please call the GSA Property Management Office at 808-541-1950 to schedule use.

Building operations

Maintenance and service requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 808-541-1950 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Custodial services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; and window washing. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.

Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 808-541-1950.

Utility closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the GSA front desk at 808-541-1950. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.

Tenant-controlled space alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.

Miscellaneous topics

Occupant emergency plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it, and participate in Building Security Committee meetings.

Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager at 808-541-1995. Displays may be posted on the building bulletin boards in the elevator lobbies, but again, please contact the GSA Property Management Office prior to taking any action.

Personal property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.

Loading dock: The loading dock is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA front desk at 808-541-1950. A guard must be present at all times while basement doors are open, so it is imperative that GSA or the on-site maintenance contractor be informed at least 24 hours advance to make these arrangements.

There is no available parking along the loading dock. If you have a delivery that will bring supplies, material or equipment into the building, please have the material off-loaded onto loading dock and the vehicle removed from building. This is a building security requirement.

Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the the GSA front desk at 808-541-1950.

Last Reviewed: 2021-07-28