Honolulu has identified three development teams that include architects such as NBBJ, Gensler and MANICA, and contractors such as PCL and Turner, as  the finalists to build a stadium within a new entertainment district.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to select three highly qualified potential partners who are as committed and passionate about moving the [stadium district plan] forward as we are, particularly at this time when Hawaii needs to spur our economic recovery and sustainability,” said Chris Kinimaka, public works administrator for the city Dept. of Accounting and General Services.

Rendering shows planned Honolulu stadium in a developed entertainment district. 
Image: Crawford Architects

A request for proposals from the finalists comprises the second stage, which will be sought in mid-2021 and includes development and maintenance of the stadium—the centerpiece of a hoped-for entertainment and commercial complex intended to enliven the city's Halawa district.

One team, led by John Laing Investments Ltd., Civil & Building North America Inc. and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. as investors, names NBBJ Hawaii and RMA Architects as the design team.

A second team, led by Plenary Americas US Holding and PCL Investments Canada Inc. as developers, identifies M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates and KYA as the design team.

A third team, led by developers EllisDon Capital, Kobayashi Group and BSC Acquisitions, has Design Partners Inc. and MANICA Architecture as designers and Turner Construction Co. and Nan Inc. as the construction team.