do.co.mo.mo Talk Story with Assistant Professor Lance Walters "Breeze-Blocks: Don't call it a Comeback"
Joern Vallesteros, Michael Honyak, Jayna McClaren
Candidates, Doctor of Architecture
Doctor of Architecture candidate
Judith Stilgenbauer, Matthew Gonser
Lower Lyon Arboretum, Diane Moore (ARCH 743)
Assistant Professor and licensed pilot Lance Walters
Wave Sets Lectures
Nicholas de Monchaux
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Senior Director, MASS Design Group Ltd., Boston
Kiel Moe, AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy , Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
Michael Monti, PhD
Executive Director, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Washington, DC
Susannah Drake, FASLA, RLA, RA
Principal, DLAND studio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, Brooklyn
Martin Felsen, AIA
Associate Professor, IIT, Principal, Urban Lab , Chicago
Parametric comparison of rail station roof skin. #archawaii #architecture #hawaiiTOD #buildingperformance... https://t.co/sM58KPOeIL
Rail station design. Transit Oriented Design Honolulu studio project. Building skin optimized for shading.... https://t.co/pghzIYfCPe
Got my work published in today's Honolulu star advertiser newspaper. It is only preliminary design work for a... https://t.co/dZHxti1QbJ
Agora of Oakland, student competition. Net zero architecture. Group project with @kjugueta @kykylani #archawaii... https://t.co/IZ9kkefVnr
Agora of Oakland, student design competition. Net zero architecture. Group project with @kjugueta @kykylani... https://t.co/wUYZVuvBdY
Hale Lokahi, studio project University of Hawaii School of Architecture. Mixed-used High-rise. #architecture... https://t.co/yxpP8Y01cS
Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of the natural ventilation for the Zhaoshe Elementary School Gymnasium... https://t.co/FCJfbDOpn8
PAN UPDATE! Unfortunately PAN this month will be postponed until April. Until then, keep checking in for our upcoming events!
Kaaha street mini park
Stick field study
Welina me ke aloha,
Welcome to the School of Architecture. We offer the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawai‘i’s only accredited degree in architecture. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation for careers in the design and building industries, including landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management. Our accredited graduate program prepares students to enter the professional workforce, eligible for licensure as registered architects in 53 U.S. jurisdictions and Hawai‘i, fortified by the country’s only D.Arch. degree, which embodies dissertation-level research in diverse topics relevant to twenty-first century practice.
Hawai‘i offers students one of the world’s richest settings for the study of built and natural environments. UH-M is a land, sea, and space grant university especially well-situated to engage design inquiry and experimentation. Among the members of our distinguished full- and part-time faculty, we count experts in tropical and landscape architecture, affordable housing, digital fabrication, design communication, building performance, Asian and Pacific urbanism and urban ecological design, as well as uniquely interdisciplinary joint appointments with the Office of Public Health Studies and the Sea Grant College Program.
Our programs explore the ways architecture and design can ensure vivid, meaningful, and healthy environments for our communities, and at the same time elevate and ennoble community values, aspirations, and new ways of thinking. Engirding our programs is a commitment to the interdependency between disciplinary and professional perspectives, linking the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and urban design to its ethical and material requirements in practice.
In addition to being the only school in the United States to offer the professional D.Arch. degree, our programs orient to the kuleana of the University of Hawai‘i as an indigenous-serving Hawaiian Place of Learning. The Hawaiian ethos is the intellectual and professional foundation on which we build our mission and curriculum. Aloha ‘Aina and pono serve as the unifying context that drives sustained exchange between the academic and professional communities. Work proceeds apace on the planning of a new Master of Landscape Architecture degree, which will enrich our programs and expand our contribution to urban ecological integrity and the well-being of communities here and around the world.
This is the second full year of our new 4+3 curriculum, comprised of the 4-year pre-professional B.Env.D degree and the D.Arch. Our new structure builds on the achievements of past programs, continuing to refine and strengthen the educational experience for all our students. This new structure ensures that our students receive a superior foundation for advanced graduate work, that they know how to situate the principled design of buildings, communities, and their urban and natural settings within the larger context of twenty-first century grand challenges—the environment, energy, urbanization, information, health, and social equity.
Please visit soon, and when you do, please consider our office at your service.
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Daniel S. Friedman, PhD, FAIA
Dean and Professor
The UHM School of Architecture provides the opportunity for a student to earn an accredited degree in the field of architecture. The only U.S. school of architecture in the middle of the Pacific region, it has been actively and directly engaged in the life and mission of the Mānoa campus through design/research/outreach efforts on campus and in the community.
The University of Hawai‘i is one of the most diverse universities in the United States, so the student body and faculty within the School are naturally diverse. The University is a Carnegie tier-one research institution, and the only National Resource Center for Pacific Island Studies, and one of the only nine National Resource Centers for Southeast Asian Studies. This status provides many opportunities for pursuing funded research unique to the region, resulting in an exceptional level of support for many of the research and study areas the School has chosen to pursue. The Asia Collection in Hamilton Library on the Mānoa campus is recognized as one of the nation’s best, and the Hawai‘inuakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the only one of its kind. The rich cultural diversity of the faculty and student body, the emphasis on bridging between Asia and the West, the close ties with institutions in Korea and China, and the curricular structure of the program itself directly address the current global context.
The School of Architecture offers the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawaii‘s only accredited degree in architecture. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation for careers in the design and building industries, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management. Our accredited graduate program prepares students for leadership in the professional workforce. Students who earn the D.Arch. are eligible for licensure as registered architects in all 54 U.S. jurisdictions, including Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i offers students one of the world’s richest settings for the study of built and natural environments. UH-M is a land, sea, and space grant university especially well-situated to engage design inquiry and experimentation in a twenty-first century context.
Our programs orient to the kuleana of the University of Hawai‘i as an indigenous-serving Hawaiian Place of Learning. The Hawaiian ethos is the intellectual and professional foundation on which we build our mission and curriculum.
1946 Architectural education at the University of Hawai‘i begins with a Pre-Architecture program offered in the College of Applied Science with an inaugural class of 25 students.
1960 The university transfers all pre-architecture courses to the Department of Art.
1965 The faculty establishes the four-year B.A. in Pre-Architecture.
1967 The Department of Art becomes the Department of Art and Architecture and the B.F.A. in Environmental Design replaced the B.A. in Pre-architecture.
1969 The College of Arts and Sciences forms new Department of Architecture, with Bruce Etherington as founding chair.
1971 The university approves the Master of Architecture program.
1972 The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) awards the M.Arch. initial accreditation.
1976 The faculty reorganizes the Department of Architecture and develops a professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree.
1976 The NAAB accredits the B.Arch. program.
1980 The School conferred the first B.Arch. degree.
1985 The Hawaiʻi State Legislature budgets funds to construct a new building adjacent to George Hall.
1993 Raymond Yeh succeeds Elmer Botsai as dean.
1994 The university completes the school's present building at 2410 Campus Road, designed by John Hara, FAIA.
1996 The School received full-term NAAB re-accreditation for both its existing B.Arch. first professional degree and its M.Arch. first professional degree.
1999 The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa proposes the Architecture Doctorate degree and the first class to enroll enters the program.
2004 The National Architectural Accrediting Board recognizes the Doctorate of Architecture D.Arch degree as a professional architecture degree, and makes the program's accreditation retroactive to January 1, 2001, to be concurrent with the terms of accreditation for the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs.
2005 The Arch.D. replaces the M.Arch. degree.
2007 Clark Llewellyn succeeds Raymond Yeh as dean.
2008 In accordance with the 2004 NAAB Conditions of Accreditation, the school changes its degree nomenclature from "Architectural Doctorate" (Arch.D.) to "Doctor of Architecture" (D.Arch.).
2011 The school introduces the Global Track/China Focus program, which features a dual professional degree with Tongji University in Shanghai.
2012 The school separates the 7-year D.Arch. program into a 4-year pre-professional B.Env.D. (Bachelor of Environmental Design) degree, and the 3-year NAAB-accredited Doctor of Architecture.
2014 Daniel Friedman succeeds Clark Llewellyn as dean.
2015 The school signs a Memo of Understanding with the Nagaoka Institute of Design in Nagaoka, Japan, establishing a student/faculty exchange program.
Global Connection + Diversity
The University of Hawai‘i is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the United States, and the student body and faculty within the School reflect that diversity. The extensive opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration in coursework and research, the availability of a wide range of scholarly and research options on campus, the proximity of the East-West Center and the surrounding Honolulu community, all support the mission, goals and programs of the School.
Connections are the essence of architecture which is complimented within our diverse school of architecture student body consisting of 300 students, representing over 14 countries. These students are encouraged — even required — to step outside the normal bounds of their cultural comforts and pursue experiences far and wide. Our Study Abroad and Practicum Firms opportunities further our vision of establishing global connections, providing the opportunity to experience a growing list of 50 professional practices. These highly involved firms are globally respected and connected.
The UHM heavily participates in exchange agreements with various universities in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Students have also participated in short term international exchange experiences between architecture schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Thailand. Recent class and student organization trips include Japan, Europe, Peru, Korea, Alaska, Samoa, Los Angeles, Oregon, London, Florida and Malaysia.
Asia Pacific Focus
Our international collaborations lend to a multi-perspective lens, providing greater marketability in a global world. The School is evolving its educational mission and research efforts to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that result from this diversity and Asia Pacific Focus.
The Doctor of Architecture degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Architecture, offers the following NAAB accredited degree programs:
Doctor of Architecture
- Track I (pre-professional degree in architecture [126/120 credits] + 90 Graduate credits)
- Track II (non-preprofessional degree [120 credits min.] + 108 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit: 2018
A copy of the latest NAAB Conditions for Accreditation for Professional Degree Programs in Architecture, and a copy of the NAAB Procedures for Accreditation of Professional Degree Programs in Architecture are available online at www.naab.org. A copy of the SoA Visiting Team Report and SoA Annual Reports for NAAB are available in the SoA Student Services Office and can be viewed at any time during normal business hours.
The accredited degree program must demonstrate that each graduate possesses the knowledge and skills defined by the criteria set out below. The knowledge and skills are the minimum for meeting the demands of an internship leading to registration for practice. The school must provide evidence that its graduates have satisfied each criterion through required coursework. If credits are granted for courses taken at other institutions or online, evidence must be provided that the courses are comparable to those offered in the accredited degree program.
Student Performance Criteria
The criteria encompass two levels of accomplishment:
- Understanding — the capacity to classify, compare, summarize, explain, and/or interpret information.
- Ability — Proficiency in using specific information to accomplish a task, correctly selecting the appropriate information, and accurately applying it to the solution of a specific problem, while also distinguishing the effects of its implementation.
The SPC are organized into realms to more easily understand the relationships between each criterion.
Realm A: Critical Thinking and Representation
Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts. Graduates must also be able to use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing and modeling.
Realm B: Building Practices, Technical Skills, and Knowledge
Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions. In addition, the impact of such decisions on the environment must be well considered.
Realm C: Integrated Architectural Solutions
Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution.
Realm D: Professional Practice
Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public.
‘āina land, especially Hawaiian ancestral lands
‘ono delicious or tasty
ahupua‘a land division
akamai smart, clever, intelligent
aloha love, affection, hello, goodbye
hālau long house, as for canoes or hula instruction; meeting house
hale house or home
haole a foreigner; Pidgin slang: Caucasian
Hawai‘i the Big Island
hele move, go, travel
hui group, organization
humuhumunukunukuapua’a the state fish. a Triggerfish
Kaho‘olawe the Target Island
kahuna expert. a priest, minister, or an expert at any profession
kama‘āina “one of the land”. native-born but also used as a long-term resident of Hawaiʻi.
Kaua‘i the Garden Island
keiki child, offspring, or children
kokua help, aid, provide assistance
Lāna‘i the Pineapple Island
lani sky, the heavens
lei a necklace, usually of flowers. also, shells or kūkui nuts.
mahalo thank you
maika‘i excellent, goodness
makai towards the sea; the ocean side
mālama to take care of, preserve, maintain
malihini newcomer, visitor
Maui the valley island
mauka towards the mountain; the side facing the mountain
mele chant or melodic song for hula dancing
Moloka‘i the friendly island
nalu wave, surf
Ni‘ihau the forbidden island
O‘ahu the gathering place
‘ohana family, kin, relative
pau done, finished
ukulele stringed instrument, small guitar
wai water, usually fresh water
wikiwiki quickly, fast