Shangri La

Honolulu, HI

Market: Cultural


Historic Resources Group
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Mason Architects


Shangri La Honolulu
Shangri La Honolulu
Shangri La Honolulu

Built in 1937 as Doris Duke’s Hawaiian estate, Shangri La is now open to the public for viewing the heiress’s extensive collection of Islamic art. One of Hawaii’s most architecturally significant homes, the complex is inspired by and features Islamic art and architectural elements throughout the many structures, including a 14,000 sq ft house, playhouse, pool, and series of interlocking spaces bridging indoors and out. As part of a multi-year master plan to preserve and adapt the historic residence and grounds, SGH collaborated with Historic Resources Group to complete a condition assessment and prepare a Historic Structure Report. Working as a consultant to Mason Architects, we subsequently designed split-slab roofing replacements.