Designed by famed architect, Vladimir Ossipoff, and dedicated in 1962, the IBM Building quickly became a community landmark, acclaimed by the American Institute of Architects. Its honeycomb façade was designed to keep the building cool, and this made it an early example of sustainable architecture.
Scheduled for demolition in 2008, the building’s preservation was assured when Howard Hughes made a commitment to restoring the iconic structure.
Today’s IBM Building plays an important part in the life of Ward Village and mirrors the creative energy and vision of Victoria Ward herself.
View the opening night festivities of the exhibit with Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation.
The Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation’s Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner shares how the exhibit, The IBM Building: A Colorized Look Back, takes you on a journey to the past, present, and future of this iconic landmark at Ward Village.