Bringing out-of-the-box thinking and flexibility to dynamic project conditions which enabled successful delivery



Līlia Waikīkī is a vibrant mixed-use development that offers a modern living experience in the heart of Waikīkī. The project introduces the first new residences to be built in this iconic Hawai‘i neighborhood in more than 20 years with 401 rental units, including 38 that are designated as affordable homes. The 28-story residential building offers a collection of apartments that feature open floorplans, luxury finishes and expansive views, along with neighborhood-serving retail and lush outdoor gathering spaces that create a sense of community among residents.

Līlia Waikīkī is named to honor the life and legacy of Queen Emma, a royal member of the Hawaiian Kingdom whose favorite flower was the lily (“līlia”). Her passion for wellness, nature and traditional Hawaiian crafts was an inspiration to design a place that provides connection to the neighborhood and culture of Waikīkī and is a sanctuary for residents to proudly call home.

Early in the design and preconstruction phases, Rider Levett Bucknall guided the client through contractor negotiations that resulted in significant cost savings. With construction underway, the Rider Levett Bucknall team maintained stewardship of the budget by meticulously reviewing change proposals and preparing independent estimates to equip the client with cost certainty. Ultimately, Rider Levett Bucknall’s out-of-the-box thinking and flexibility to dynamic project conditions enabled successful delivery of the stunning building that expands the availability of quality housing options on O‘ahu.

At a Glance

  • Client
    Brookfield Properties
  • Services
    Team Performance
  • sector
  • Location
    Waikiki, Hawaii, United States