Laie, Hawaii LDS Temple
Nestled among lush foliage on the North Shore of Oahu is the historic Laie LDS Temple. The temple was built by local Polynesian members of the LDS church in 1919 with the structure mainly consisting of concrete made from crushed coral. Before completion, temple construction came to a standstill when the workers ran out of lumber. An answer to their prayers came when a ship ran aground on the reef and the captain offered the cargo to the locals if they would unload the ship so it could get off the reef. The cargo was the much needed lumber.
A two-year major renovation and remodel including much needed structural upgrades was completed in 2010.
Project Duration: 2009-2010
General Contractor Jacobsen Construction
Architect FFKR Architects
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers
- Scope of Work
- Fabricate and install all structural and miscellaneous steel
- Fabricate and install all exterior bronze handrails and gates
- Complete work by other bronze subcontractor in the baptistry when they walked off the job
- Apply custom patina to interior bronze balusters, handrail brackets and door hardware
- Etching of existing stainless elevator doors