Diversity Under One Roof
The historic Alexander & Baldwin Building is a study of diversity and ingenuity brought together in a complementary whole. It is distinguished by subtle Chinese motifs as well as Mediterranean, Italian Renaissance, Buddhist, Tibetan, Japanese and Hawaiian elements and ornamentation, and it remains one of the most attractive buildings in Hawaii. Designed to suit its tropical climate and geography, it was built with some of the finest materials at the time and featured innovative plumbing and ventilation systems. Careful repairs, refurbishment and system upgrades in recent years have transformed the 90-year- old building into a modern and efficient workplace while retaining its timeless grace.