SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

February 9, 2017

Building Voices Design Festival Announced

BuildingVoices

April 22, 2017 @ the Hawai’i State Capitol

Official festival website:

https://www.buildingvoices.org

An ideas + action festival that collects diverse perspectives surrounding
DESIGN as a framework for addressing the challenges and opportunities
facing Hawai’i.

EVENTS include: a symposium, an
international design competition, a
traveling exhibition, a published book
and other design-focused initiatives.

EARTH DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017:
a free symposium and exhibit will be open to the public. Other related events will be held throughout the month of April for National Architecture and Landscape Architecture Month.

VENUE: THE HAWAI’I STATE CAPITOL.
See the main website calendar for
other event locations.
We gathered community leaders,
government officials, students, faculty members, and designers to ask what
they felt the most pressing issues and
opportunity areas are for the future of Hawai’i. Five main themes emerged:

1. ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE
2. RESOURCE INDEPENDENCE
3. HEALTHY CITIZENS
4. COMMUNITY MOBILITY
5. HOUSING FOR ALL

ALL VOICES are invited: community
members, citizen-experts, students,
artists, inventors, designers, architects, landscape architects, planners,
engineers, builders, developers,
and city and state officials.

 

December 13, 2016

2016 Spatial Explorations Design Competition

Competition and Jury Event on September 29, 2016

Arch 101 Basic Design Studio

1st year BEnvD

The first year basic design studio displayed over 500 models that explored a variety of materials, volumetric operations and spatial qualities for the inaugural “Spatial Explorations Design Competition”. Each student presented one drawing, eight models and a brief description of their investigation. A jury of guest critics selected three noteworthy projects. The first prize was awarded to: “Square Splendor” by Reid Kaneshiro. Nathan Nishimura received the second award with his project titled “Flux” and “Incomplete Cubes” by Sean Nada received third prize.

The students were guided by Assistant Professor Karla Sierralta together with Teaching Assistants Vincent Au, Matthew Kubota and Jayna McClaran.

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Selected Student Models

October 31, 2016

Conceptual Design of Kupu Youth Facility Published on Mānoa Horizons Journal

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Kristoffer Jugueta

4th year BEnvD candidate

Kristoffer Jugueta’s creative work research is one of twenty undergraduate student works featured in the inaugural issue of Mānoa Horizons, Vol. 1, Fall 2016.  Mānoa Horizons is a peer-reviewed academic journal that showcases high-quality research, creativity, and innovation produced by undergraduate students at UH Mānoa.

 

During his third year in the architecture program, an assignment, in Assistant Professor Wendy Meguro’s Arch 314-Intermediate Design Studio, was “to conceptually design both environmentally friendly architecture and urban landscape located on Honolulu’s coastline at Kewalo Basin.” Kris learned “that the value of design has the potential to solve many of today’s issues when incorporating problems like climate change, the social environment and the preservation of cultural values during the attentive design process. The project expresses the importance of human life by providing opportunities for the community to learn, serve, and restore.” 

See more of the published work in the link below.

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Landscape Design


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Architectural Building Design

October 26, 2016

Grand Prize Award: Internship and $1000

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Joo-Hyun Park

DArch Candidate

JooHyun Park receives the Grand Prize -- paid internship in summer 2017 at BLT Architects (BLTa) and a $1000 prize award --for his entry in the BLTa 2016 Student Design Competition.  His award winning project entitled, “Vault Shaped Housing” provides unique experiences for retail and public spaces, including a variety of unit types for single and family dwellers. He  incorporated prefabricated systems, the focus of his doctoral thesis, and precast concrete in his design, which complements the riverside historical bridge and captures the city’s rich history 

 

BLT Architects, Inc. is a Chicago-based architectural firm specializing in the evaluation and renovation and repair of existing commercial and residential buildings. This is the 6th year that BLTa invited undergraduate and graduate architecture students to propose imaginative design ideas for a real-world building site. This year’s challenge was to create a mixed use development for an underutilized riverfront site in a Philadelphia business district, at the foot of a unique historic bridge on the Schuylkill River, 

 

JooHyun values the guidance he received from Professor David Rockwood.

 

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October 17, 2016

2016 Nupath Sculpture Competition - Third Place Winner

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Joo-Hyun Park

DArch Candidate

Joo-Hyun Park, third year doctoral candidate, was awarded third place in the recent NuPath Sculpture Competition for his design entitled, “Demountable Box.”  This prefab wood structure is constructed with CNC cut recycled lumber and connected with steel rods.  The box-shaped design allows for assembling, dissembling, and re-assembling into an assortment of pleasurable socializing configurations providing for unique experiences in a revitalized outdoor space.  It also serves as an art piece with the idea of memorializing loved ones, with elements of sustainability and creative installation.  His third place award included a $200 prize.

 

The Nupath Sculpture competition provided the opportunity for art and architecture students to collaborate in designing a single sculpture or installation to provide people with disabilities the support needed to live, work, learn, grow and participate to their fullest potential in their communities.  The awarded design concepts and ideas have the potential of being built in the later phases of the currently planned Outdoor Sculpture Park on New Boston Street in Woburn, MA.

 

NuPath Inc. is a leader in the human services arena, providing a network of creative day services and residential options for people living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury.

 

Joo-Hyun credits his work from the advice he received from Professor David Rockwood.

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October 12, 2016

SoA hosts national conference on design + health

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Sara Jensen Carr

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr recently co-chaired a national joint conference for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, focused on the topic of design and health. Titled “Building for Health and Well-Being: Structures Cities Systems” this conference was the first such joint conference between the two entities.

 

Hosted at the East-West Center at the UH Manoa campus, and with co-chairs Billie Faircloth, partner at Kieran Timberlake, and Dr. Howard Frumkin, immediate past dean of the School of Public Health at University of Washington, Professor Carr welcomed 50+ presentations focused on research on built environment and public health and its applications to pedagogy, design, and policy. Topics ranged from studies on healthy food access to improving hospital design to youth environments.

 

The opening night of the conference welcomed Healoha Johnston, curator of Arts of Hawai’i at the Honolulu Museum of Art, to speak about Native Hawaiian culture and its influence on Honolulu’s built environment. The second night welcomed three keynote speakers: Steven Luoni, director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, John Bela, director at Gehl Studio, and Dr. Bon Ku, MD, emergency physician and Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University. In a discussion moderated by Dean Daniel Friedman of the School of Architecture, the three panelists discussed the role of design and design thinking in improving the well-being of communities.

 

Mahalo to our guest co-chairs, ACSA, ASPPH, and all our presenters and speakers for traveling to Honolulu and making this conference so memorable!

More Photos:


Traci Rider of North Carolina State University presents “Exploring Opportunities at the Intersection of Design and Public Health Pedagogies.


John Bela, Bon Ku, and Steve Luoni discuss the role of design in healthier communities


Dr. Bon Ku and Stephanie Carlisle present their collaboration to map a better emergency department


John Bela of Gehl Architects presents at Building for Health and Well-Being: Structures Cities Systems

October 10, 2016

Parklet is Re-Built in the Courtyard

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Mike Poscablo, Chris Songvilay, Christian Simafranca, Chris Gaydosh, Kris Juguetta, Melise Nekoba, Keola Annino, Eva Constantino

Cathi Ho Schar, director, HIDESIGN Studio

Park(ing) Day is an annual event which occurs worldwide on the third Friday in September to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public mini parks and gathering places. The mission of Park(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, and to generate critical debate on how urban space is created and allocated for public use.  

 

A group of mixed year UHM architecture students collaboratively designed and built a Parklet out of recycled pallets and PVC parts.  On Friday, 9/16/16 students assembled and installed a system of seating, swings, tables, platforms, planters, and shading on Auahi Street, Kaka‘ako, in front of Paiko.  At the conclusion of the event, the Parklet was disassembled and rebuilt the next day in the School of Architecture courtyard for students to gather for group meetings and to enjoy & relax between classes.

September 23, 2016

Flying Machines

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Lance Walters

Assistant Professor

Flying Machines

AA Visiting School Hawaii

 

For the vast majority of its 5000 year history the worlds first flying machine existed exclusively in Asia. During that time a complex array of designs evolved for fun, fishing, communication and surveying and now, much like Hawaii, it is a symbol of both leisure and science. Based in Honolulu, this architecture studio explored the design, construction and use of the oldest air-craft: the kite. 

Link to video:
http://hawaii.aaschool.ac.uk/video.html

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