University of Hawaii Manoa Frear Hall

Project Location
Manoa, HI

University of Hawaii, American Campus Communities

CDS International

Education, Higher Education

General Contracting, Green, Self-Perform


Swinerton Office Location
Honolulu, Hawaii

Engineering Excellence Award, LEED Silver Certified, Demolition, Energy Efficient

This public/private partnership project includes the demolition of the existing Frear Hall and construction of a new student housing complex in the heart of the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.

The New Frear Hall is a 197,000-square-foot facility consisting of two 12-story post-tensioned concrete towers joined by a “bridge” at each level. Frear Hall includes 810 beds in 240 units, classrooms, and shared common areas. Includes separate timber structure for entry lobby and front desk, as well as a separate pre-engineered steel building for bike, moped, and surfboard storage. Some of the amenities include a social lounge, game room, conference rooms, and private study rooms. Project achieved LEED Silver Certification.