American Savings Bank

ASB Sets New Workspace Standard in Hawaii with Focus on Innovation & Collaboration


  • First new office building built in Downtown Honolulu in nearly 25 years
  • Sets new standard for workspaces in downtown Honolulu
  • First office building in Hawaii with View Smart Windows
  • The new $100 million headquarters consolidates 650+ employees previously spread out over five locations
  • Location
    Honolulu, HI
  • General Contractor
    Nordic PCL Construction, Inc
  • Architect
    Leo A Daly, hiarchy llp
  • Project Type
    New Construction
  • Project Specs
    11-story, 373,000 sq. ft.
Access to the outdoors was one of the key requests from our employees in the planning of the building. While shades are typically a must-have for buildings, especially in Hawaii, View Smart Windows provide a unique solution that not only solves our shading issues but also keeps our teammates comfortably connected to outside.
- Beth Whitehead

Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Established in 1925, American Savings Bank (ASB) is one of Hawaii's leading financial institutions with assets totaling over $7 billion. Successful financial institutions focus on delivering exceptional and personalized customer experiences, with the customer needs front and center. ASB understood that building a superior employee experience within the organization would translate to a superior customer experience as well.

To execute this vision, ASB constructed a new state–of–the–art headquarters with its employees' health and wellness at the core of its design. The campus promotes a culture of collaboration, efficiency, and innovation. ASB's new $100M, 11–story, 373,300–square–foot headquarters brings together employees from five locations across the island of Oahu under the same roof. The campus provides employees with a more collaborative, flexible, and innovative workspace and features new amenities such as a fitness center, breakroom, coffee hui, relaxation rooms, arcade, and two 5,000-square-foot outdoor lanais.

ASB Sets New Workspace Standard
ASB Sets New Workspace Standard
Our experience with View has exceeded our expectations. We were especially surprised that when the AC system shuts down, View smart windows maintain a comfortable temperature level unlike our past experience behind low–e glass.
- Allen Kubota

Senior Vice President & Director of Corporate Real Estate

When designing the ideal workspace, ASB knew they had to manage the challenge of the bright Hawaiian sunshine. View Smart Windows allowed ASB to develop its new HQ with both workspace and energy efficiency in mind. View's smart glass windows provide predictive, optimized natural light – without blinds or shades – and allow employees to benefit from outdoor views. Natural light has been shown to increase alertness, increase productivity, and reduce headaches and eye strain. In addition, controlling the heat and glare coming in the building allows the floor space near the windows to be more efficiently leveraged, lowering the cost of operations.

The new campus, which opened in Spring 2019, allows employees and customers to meet and work together in a modern interior environment flooded with sunlight, without the heat and glare – making a delightful and collaborative environment.