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