University of Hawaii Aloha Stadium

Manoa, Hawaii

General Contractor: Pankow Builders
Contract Value: $1.7M
Year Completed: 1994
Scope of Work: Site Utilities, Plumbing
Design, Detailing, Fabrication, Installation
Delivery: Design-Build


The 187,000 square feet sports arena at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, renamed the Stan Sheriff Center, was the State’s first design/build contract. The $32.24 million facility has a seating capacity of 10,031 with reinforced concrete exterior, aluminum geodesic dome, is able to withstand 120 mph winds, and can support 25 tons. Its first athletic event was on October 21, 1994, for Wahine Volleyball vs. San Jose State.


After a lengthy and detailed pre-qualification period which included a design competition, Murray Company began construction in February 1992. Although this project was not complicated by an over aggressive schedule, it did present some challenges as the design and coordination effort was remote, performed in Hawaii.  However, with the help of an ambitious partnering agreement with a local contractor, Murray Company successfully engineered and executed this job on time and under budget.  This was one of the very first projects which we drew and detailed completely 100% AutoCAD.