Bachman Hall, UH Mānoa
University of Hawaiʻi
Kapaʻakea, Mānoa, Oʻahu
The ongoing renovation of Bachman Hall offers significant parallels to the transformation envisioned for the library project in terms of both the scope of the renovation and design-build delivery method in collaboration with the UH Office of Project Delivery. The design for Bachman Hall, arguably the most historically significant building on the Mānoa campus, preserves the existing character of the renowned Ossipoff structure while addressing needed exterior repairs, removing unsightly exposed equipment, replacing windows, and modernizing all building systems in alignment with DOI preservation standards and in consultation with SHPD.
New design elements and finishes echo the building’s original mid-century detailing and materials, but also enhance connectivity, technology, and building performance. Although not explicitly reflected in the design, the Bachman Hall project also demonstrates requisite experience in the design build execution process at UH, typical RFP requirements, familiarity with UH building design and performance standards, LEED certification, space standards, material preferences, and critical maintenance/operations considerations.