Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and US Courthouse

300 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96850

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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.

Building Information

Property Manager: Andrea Kalahiki

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 [a nongovernment website].

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 the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 83% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

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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
808-541-1701
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

Two Open Rectangles Excentric by George RickeyAbstract 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 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.

Awards

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

Last Reviewed 2016-10-28