A new standard in tower design and quality

Designed by Esteemed architecture firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), Ae`o sets a new standard in tower design and quality.

Located at the corner of Queen and Kamake‘e Streets, Ae`o is at the center of the new Honolulu. Its slender form is oriented towards both mauka (mountains) and makai (ocean), allowing for sweeping views from every residence. Ae`o offers an unprecedented level of amenities, and is conveniently connected to Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market. Here, residents experience the best of urban living in the heart of Ward Village.



The Hawaiian stilt bird, or Ae`o, is among the area’s native species and inspired the name of 1001 Queen Street on this important site.

`ili of Kukuluae`o

Ward Village believes passionately in incorporating the history of the area into everything we do, creating buildings that respond to and draw from their natural contexts. This is especially true at Ae`o, where the history of the landscape informs the thinking behind every facet of the building’s design.

Ae`o is located on what was once known as the `ili of Kukuluae`o, a small area within a larger ahupua`a—a traditional subdivision of land. Known for its plentiful fishponds and salt pans, this resource-rich area sustained generations of native Hawaiians.

The Wind Map

Just as the winds have lifted the wings of the Ae`o, they too have shaped the land for generations. Isolated in the central Pacific, Hawaii is blessed with a nearly constant flow of trade winds bringing cool fresh air to the islands.

The perforated architectural screen that wraps the parking structure links the street to the tower above with a dramatic sculptural form.

The Façade

The wind patterns will appear from the façade, constantly evolving with the vantage point to highlight the natural inspiration for the building design.

Strategic areas will have planted edges in and around the perforated screening. These living elements will inform scale and create interest along the façade, and signify entry and gathering places at street level. The vegetated façades reinforce the idea of flow as they propagate thus transforming the building with their growth cycle, all the while creating an undeniable rich identity.


The signature “wings” of the building are designed to afford a majority of Ae`o residences spectacular ocean views. These unique windows orient each unit so the interior experience becomes linked to the ocean beyond.

With a direct, covered, connection from the Ae`o tower and entrances on Kamake‘e Street, the new Whole Foods Market offers two levels of shopping, cafés and dining spaces for residents and the neighborhood.

Building features

Thoughtfully designed by award-winning architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  1. Stunning full and partial ocean views from every residence
  2. Unique residence customization options available
  3. Wide range of floor plan options including studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, and penthouse units
  4. Rich hardwood floors in living room and kitchen areas
  5. Modern arrival experience with private residential porte-cochère, front desk and entry lounge
  6. Direct, covered connection to Whole Foods Market from residential elevators
  7. Targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification

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