Shangri La

Preserving a historical and cultural site

Shangri La, built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, is now a museum for learning about the global culture of Islamic art and design, inspired by Duke's extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Repair and replacement of existing exterior structural columns were needed because of the degradation caused by the elements along with converting the existing sea water swimming pool into a recirculating fresh water system. Preserving the historical and cultural aspects of the site and building was imperative to the success of the project.


Honolulu, HI


Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Year Completed

  • 2018


  • Construction Management


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