FY16 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Kaneohe Bay, HI

This $58.7M military housing facility included new construction of 102 rooms to accommodate 204 enlisted personnel within four floors and totaled 100,000 SF. This project includes new construction and demolition of multiple infrastructure types including residential, non-residential/warehouse, alteration/renovation, and site improvements. The BEQ has been designed and is being constructed with the intent of achieving LEED Silver certification. Sustainable features include:

  • Providing 75% daylighting to regularly occupies spaces
  • Direct line of sight to the outdoor environment for 90% of regularly occupied spaces
  • 7kW DC photovoltaic system contributing to 38% energy use reduction45% water use reduction
  • Use of low-emitting materials, lighting controls and task lighting, recycled content, regional materials, maximized open space, storm water quantity control, and water efficient landscaping and irrigation.
  • High performance building envelope and mechanical systems combined with daylighting strategies accomplish a 38% energy savings when compared to a similar building of standard construction

On west side of building during excavation – we found bone fragments that appeared human (large femur). The Navy provides an archaeological monitor whenever earth disturbing activities happen. We coordinate with them to observe during any digging. We were anticipating we would come across something/artifacts or bones. The Navy performed a dig in the area looking for additional bones but found nothing else. History: 1920-1930 this area was a swamp.  Corp of Engineers dredged it and brought in fill from other parts of island.  Fill came from ancient burial grounds. Preconstruction discussions with Navy stated this could happen. This stopped work for 44 days.  They have issued us a change notice to extend the schedule 44 days along with all associated overhead ($500,000 currently in negotiations).

Quick Facts

  • $56,600,000
  • Design-Build
  • Designer – WJA Design Collaborative


  • NAVFAC Hawaii