SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

May 17, 2017

Architecture Faculty Senate Letter on Reorganization

Daniel Friedman

Dean and Professor

Last spring, following a joint meeting with the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Interim Vice Chancellor Michael Bruno, the School of Architecture Faculty Senate sent a letter to IVCAA Bruno stating its position on academic reorganization and related school and university issues. Read the senateʻs letter here.

March 20, 2017

Professor David Rockwood Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

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David Rockwood

Professor David Rockwood has been selected by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board for a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Vietnam.  Rockwood will undertake teaching and research at Danang University of Science & Technology in Danang, Vietnam during academic year 2017-18.

Rockwood will collaborate with students and lecturers in the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The research will follow up from Rockwood’s Fulbright Specialist award in 2014 that focused on the examination of the existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country. This year, Rockwood and his Vietnamese colleagues will design, build, and test wall assemblies for public housing with the goal of lowering cost and decreasing heat transfer.

The Fulbright Program, established by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The flagship international educational exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.

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February 27, 2017

“Flushing Our Future” ASLO 2017 Town Hall Event on Wastewater Treatment

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Wendy Meguro and others

Assistant Professor

This town hall event will connect and engage scholars, other experts, community members, students and decision-makers in the examination of the status of wastewater treatment in Hawaiʻi.

 Hawaiʻi provides a tractable model from which to generate solutions to wastewater management in a world experiencing rapidly changing climate, population growth and ageing infrastructure.  Aging and failing cesspools, increasingly large episodic storms, and sensitive environments combine to create a “perfect storm,” a combination of factors that together result in unprecedented challenges in Hawaiʻi’s wastewater management. This leads to impacts on beaches and aquatic resources, difficulty pinpointing sources of waste contamination, homeowners burdened with upgrade costs, and difficulty navigating the waste treatment regulatory environment.

Multidisciplinary cluster faculty of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa focused on sustainability and community outreach will each provide their impressions and expertise on this issue forming, in aggregate, a thoughtful and reasoned foundation for identifying specific challenges and seeking applied solutions.  The event will include a presentation framing the challenges and current efforts, followed by small group brainstorm and discussion. 

LOCATION
Hawaii Convention Center (Room 306 A)
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

February 9, 2017

Building Voices Design Festival Announced

BuildingVoices

April 22, 2017 @ the Hawai’i State Capitol

Official festival website:

https://www.buildingvoices.org/competition/

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.

 

February 2, 2017

2X2 - Ferraro Choi X Urban Works

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EXHIBITION CONTINUES THROUGH SUMMER

December 11, 2016

AIAS National Recognizes UH Paper Architecture Night

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AIAS Hawaii

Paper Architecture Night
AIAS and AIAS Hawaii

AIAS has recognized the Hawaii chapter for our Paper Architecture Night with a great article on their website. For four years and running PAN has been a monthly staple of the Hawaii chapter, bringing students and professionals together in the School of Architecture courtyard for presentations, socializing and food. Congrats to all the members, past members and supporters of this highly active chapter who help keep PAN and the Hawaii chapter a success. 

December 7, 2016

Giant inflatable structures give students valuable experience

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Lance Walters

Giant inflatable structures, some two stories tall, took over part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus at the end of the 2016 fall semester. It is the fourth straight year the inflatable, or pneumatic, structures popped up in the lawn between the School of Architecture and Hawaiʻi Hall.

The pneumatic structures were designed and built by 43 students taking Architecture 235, a second-year design studio course. The structures were made of sheets of plastic the students seamed together with soldering irons and clothing irons. Everyday household standing fans inflated the structures.

“Typically, in design school and architecture school, you don’t get to build full size projects,” said UH Mānoa architecture professor Lance Walters, who teaches the course. “This project involves designing through representation and then constructing them. This gives them a chance to learn more about the spaces they are actually designing.”

“It’s a different experience to actually see something built,” said UH Mānoa architecture student Keola Annino, who built on one of the seven structures, which were one to two stories high. “We’re only in our second year, first semester of our second year, so having the opportunity to build something is pretty awesome.”

The assignment was to create pop-up galleries to display projects from earlier in the semester. The projects on display were of schematic designs, the first phase of basic design. The students used technical drawings, computer renderings and collages to rethink and conceptualize lifeguard towers.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

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

ONIPAʻA

NANI

ʻILIʻILI

KAHUNA

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LOKO IʻA

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ʻAKAU

MAHINA

ʻULAʻULA

ALANUI

PUKA

‘OLI

ʻAE

KUKUI

ʻILI

WAILELE

MANA‘O

HO‘OLOHE

PAU

ʻAWAPUHI

KANAKA

HO‘OKIPA

ʻŌMAʻOMAʻO

KALO

HEIAU

PIKO

PAʻAKAI

INOA

MAKANI

MAUNA

LAULIMA

PŌHAKU

ʻALANI

NAHELE

HEMA

MAKUA

ʻOHE

PONI

HELE

HAWAI‘I

MOKULELE

MAU LOA

KAHAKAI

MAUI

NUI

KAI

‘UKULELE

ʻĀKALA

AUPUNI

ʻELEʻELE

HAU‘OLI

MOKU

ʻUALA

WAHINE

MAKANA

LOA

MOʻOPUNA

NIU

‘ONO

PUKAANIANI

ʻŌLELO

MALIHINI

HALE

ALOHA

LĀNA‘I

HOKU

KĪ / LAʻI

ʻAWA

ʻUMEKE

WA‘A

MOʻO

ʻAʻOLE

MOKUPUNI

POLŪ

LOULU

NAʻAU

KAPU

LĀHUI

HULA

KĀNE

NI‘IHAU

KEIKI

POKO

KAMA‘ĀINA

KĀLUA

MANAKŌ

ʻŌHIʻAʻAI

AHU

MOMONA

HONU

KULEANA

NAIʻA

LOʻI

KUMU

KAHO‘OLAWE

HAOLE

NALU