- Location Honolulu, O‘ahu
In 2000, renovations transformed Ala Moana Center into an open-air shopping and dining experience surrounded by lush native Hawaiian gardens and ponds. With over 20 shops on four levels, Ala Moana is currently the world’s largest outdoor shopping center. PBR HAWAII was part of the design team, including Pua Kanahele, selected to create the open air, native Hawaiian garden experience.
Various types of Hawaiian gardens dapple the shopping center. A Hawaiian rainforest garden shades shoppers as they rest. An agricultural garden and taro lo’i (a pond with varieties of taro plants), provides an area for play and exploration. The landscape and signs give visitors an opportunity to become aware of native Hawaiian plants and culture. The changes have helped to make Ala Moana more than a shopping mall; it has become a visitor destination in its own right.
As the mall continued to grow, PBR HAWAII remained involved with the expansion. PBR HAWAII was also involved with the landscape design of the addition of 200,000 square feet on three levels of retail space, as well as the planning, design, and construction of the Nordstrom expansion.