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University of Hawaii-Manoa, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Kaka’ako. Design: Shimokawa Nakamura/ZGF.   

University of Hawaii-Manoa, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Kaka’ako

Budget: $103 million.

Size: 150,000 ft2.

Project team: Shimokawa Nakamura Inc., Honolulu and ZGF Architects LLP, Los Angeles (architects); Jacobs Consultancy, Tarrytown, N.Y. (lab consultant); Kobayashi Group, Honolulu (project manager); A.C. Kobayashi Construction, Honolulu (contractor).

Completion date: 1Q2013.

Description: Five-story building will provide biomedical research labs and related office space. Because the project came in under the original budget, a shell space addition on the east side was added for $16 million. The lab building is adjacent to the UH-Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kaka’ako on the island of Oahu, Synergy between the Cancer Research Center and the Burns School is expected to foster synergy for the state’s developing biotech industry, and lead to novel strategies and interventions. Three large healthcare providers are also allied with the Cancer Center, creating a pipeline to the clinical setting. LEED Silver is targeted, with strategies including a chilled beam system, a green roof and lighting sensors.

Contact: Debra Barbour, ZGF,