SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

May 11, 2018

2018 Henry Adams Medal Award

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Judith Stilgenbauer

Associate Professor and Doctoral Committee Chair

The School of Architecture has nominated Diane M. Moore, D.Arch. ’18 as the recipient of the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Henry Adams Medal and Certificate. Each year, this prestigious award honors one graduate from the school’s NAAB-accredited Doctor of Architecture program who has displayed excellence throughout her academic career. Prior to the D.Arch., Diane had obtained her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree (BEnvD) from UH Manoa. Diane’s academic work at the School of Architecture has culminated in her doctoral research project entitled “Reconnecting Aloha Stadium,” in which she investigates an ecologically and socially just approach to redesigning the stadium in its context.

April 20, 2018

MAHALO SCHOLARSHIP DONORS AND SPONSORS

AY 2018-19 School of Architecture Scholarship Recipients

Karla Sierralta

Assistant Professor and Scholarship Committee Chair

On April 20, 2018, donors and sponsors with their scholarship recipients joined together in celebration at the School of Architecture annual scholarship luncheon, held at The Willows. A total of over $52,000 in scholarships was awarded to the recipients listed below:

AIA Honolulu Scholarship
   Branden Annino
   Khoa Nguyen

Allen R. Johnson - Roy C. Kelley Architectural Travel Award
   Branden Annino
   Khoa Nguyen
   Valerie Ribao

Architects Pacific, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
   Christina Holcom
   Jonathan Quach
   
Barry John Baker Scholarship
   Kristoffer Jugueta
   Khoa Nguyen
   Jonathan Quach   
   Valerie Ribao

Bergum Scholarship
   Janica Domingo

Donald Deer Memorial Scholarship
   Sharla Batocal
 
Gilman Hu Honolulu Chapter CSI Endowed Scholarship
   Valerie Ribao

HONBLUE Student Support Fund
   Ivy Tejada

Leighton Liu Endowed Scholarship
   Angeline Joven
   Nathan Nishimura

PBR Hawai‘i Scholarship
   Shun Ishimune

R. Richard Morris Memorial Scholarship
   David Liang

UHSAAA Scholarship
   Shelby Mendes
   Khoa Nguyen

We are grateful for our many donors and sponsors for their generosity and continued support.

May 23, 2018

Final Field Report from Viet Nam

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Feature Image: Students Mixing Clay for an Adobe Brick Prototype Wall Specimen

Professor David Rockwood’s Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant work at Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT) in Da Nang, Viet Nam began last August, and will conclude this June. Following initial teaching and research with a team of DUT faculty and students, a select research team was formed to prototype and test thermal performance of innovative wall assemblies. The research seeks to find high performance low cost wall assemblies able to increase human thermal comfort in passively cooled buildings.

Last March Rockwood traveled to Ha Noi to present the design of the Viet Nam Television (VTV) Outdoor Studio project to representatives of VTV, Viet Nam Institute of Urban Planning, Viet Nam Department of Architecture and Planning, and Viet Nam Ministry of Construction. Rockwood was part of the 3RockD team of foreign experts invited to lead the design for the 70-hectare site in Soc Son outside of Ha Noi. Rockwood is now working with 3RockD to write recommendations for planning and zoning for high rise buildings in Viet Nam for the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction.

Under the auspices of a Fulbright Occasional Lecturing Program grant Rockwood traveled to Ho Chi Minh City this May to deliver invited guest lectures and workshops at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) and Hoa Sen University (HSU). At TDTU Professor Rockwood lectured on Social Housing in Vietnam and on Architecture Research Methods and conducted a Worker Housing Design workshop involving 97 students. At HSU, he lectured on Research Methods in Art and Design, and conducted a workshop on Bamboo Gridshells. Also this May, Rockwood participated in the concluding Enrichment Seminar for the U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Vietnam, and attended a reception for Fulbright U.S. Grantees at Ambassador Kritenbrink’s residence in Ha Noi.



Students Constructing Prototype Wall Specimens




Thermal Testing of Prototype Wall Specimens
 



Bamboo Gridshell Workshop at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam



Viet Nam Television (VTV) Outdoor Studios, Soc Son, Viet Nam

 

January 24, 2018

Professor Despang globally peer review selected for World Atlas: “Destination Architecture” by renown PHAIDON

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Feature Image: Hugendubel Munich Bookstore

Professor Despang has been globally peer review selected for the published in November 2017 World Atlas: “Destination Architecture” by renown PHAIDON Publishers / London featuring “70 countries, 135 cities, 650 architects, 1000 buildings”.

Despang’s featured “ Urban Waterfall Subway Canopies” project in the German city of Bochum is a won competition from 2001 which after an adventurous odyssey of more than a decade:  http://despangarchitekten.com/images/pdfs/traveling_bochum_theory.pdf  got finally built in 2014 with Despang in collaboration with the onsite client of the city of Bochum remotely construction documenting and supervising it from Hawaii.

With that given his Professor position at the University of Hawaii and the project’s execution informed by Hawaii: http://archetcetera.blogspot.com/2014/07/bright-spots-for-bochum.html?m=1 is the architect representing Hawaii  (and one from the selected 65 in his native Germany):

 


Ala Moana Mall Honolulu Bookstore


Cover front and back Phaidon Destination Architecture Book


Page Despang

 

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January 8, 2018

Interim Field Report from Viet Nam

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Feature Image:  Student field trip to a traditional village outside Da Nang, Viet Nam

 

Professor David Rockwood is now at around the half-way point on his Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. His teaching and research at Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT) in Da Nang, Viet Nam began late August 2017, and will conclude at the end of June 2018. Rockwood is working with a team of 14 faculty and 25 students to design, prototype, and test structural, constructional, and thermal performance of innovative wall assemblies. This work is a follow-up to Rockwood’s Fulbright Specialist grant that allowed the study of worker housing. The aim of these two combined research efforts is to help enable the building of high-quality affordable passively cooled housing. The team completed their background investigation this past fall semester and will begin prototyping and testing this spring. Rockwood was invited to give the opening address at a symposium on sustainable design and education sponsored by the DUT Faculty of Architecture, and to offer remarks during the celebration event for the DUT Faculty of Architecture’s 20th Anniversary.

The grant started with a Fulbright orientation in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. This past December, Fulbright hosted an Enrichment Seminar for the U.S. Scholars in Da Lat, Viet Nam. Also at this time, Rockwood served on the Peer Review Panel to select Vietnamese Scholars who have applied for research projects in the U.S. Immediately following this event, Rockwood traveled to Ha Noi, Viet Nam to serve as an interviewer on the Speed Interviews for prospective Vietnamese Scholar applicants, and to attend the Gala celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Viet Nam.

The Fulbright program helps to support linkages between the U.S. Scholars and institutions in Vietnam and East Asia. Professor Rockwood has so far received two invitations to lecture, and travel funding was provided by Fulbright Occasional Lecturing Program grants. He gave two lectures at Binh Duong University (“Invention in Architecture” and, “Permanent Fabric Forming and Reinforcement for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Thin Shell Structures”) in Binh Duong, Viet Nam. And later, Rockwood gave a lecture (“Invention in Architecture, Design, and Urban Transportation”) at Hong Bang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Rockwood was also invited to give a one-day workshop on tropical screen design at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been invited to give a keynote at the 2nd International Conference on Child-Friendly Education, hosted by Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta in Central Java, Indonesia, with the support of the Fulbright East Asia & Pacific Regional Travel Program. Hoa Sen University has also invited Professor Rockwood to return to deliver a lecture on bamboo gridshells this spring.


Student field trip to condominium under construction in Da Nang, Viet Nam


Lecture at Binh Duong University, Binh Duong, Viet Nam 


Lecture at Hong Bang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 


Tropical Screen Workshop at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

 

December 15, 2017

Professor Rockwood and Associate Professor Garmire Awarded Patent

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Feature Image: View of CVT mounted on a bicycle
Rendering by: David Rockwood

 

Professor David Rockwood from the School of Architecture, and Associate Professor David Garmire from the UHM Department of Electrical Engineering have been awarded U.S. patent 9855993 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Their invention, “Variable Diameter Pulley Assembly and Continuously Variable Transmission Using the Same,” may be used in a variety of vehicles, but is especially suited to use in bicycles. The invention promises to increase the use of bicycles as one component of sustainable urban transportation by making bicycles more efficient, safer, easier to use, and by supplying riding data to the user. The invention was filed and prosecuted without the assistance of a patent attorney, and the inventors thank recent School of Architecture D.Arch. graduate David Cook for his invaluable assistance in editing the patent specification and writing the claims. Another recent D.Arch. graduate, Newton Parks, provided help with physical prototyping.
 

Exploded View of CVT
Drawing by: David Rockwood
 

View of CVT mounted to a bicycle
Drawing by: David Rockwood

October 8, 2017

The Albizia Project at Hawaii's Woodshow

Installation at Honolulu Museum of Art School

Joseph Valenti

D.Arch

Feature Image: Installation at Honolulu Museum of Art School

This year Hawaii's Woodshow is featuring The Albizia Project at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (HoMAS). The first full-scale structural arch of Protoype 1 is on display on the HoMAS lawn and a scale model is in the HoMAS lobby. This installation ties into the educational component of the event, as the structural arch was built during the Summer ARCH490 Digital Build course led by Joseph Valenti and Steven Hill. 

On Sunday October 8th at 3pm, Joseph Valenti co-host a public presentation with Matthew K Lynch, UH System Sustainability Coordinator as the closing reception for the Woodshow. Refreshments will be served as they end with a discussion around the structural arch and scale model – admission is free.


Scale model in HoMAS Lobby


Initial lifting of arch at SOA


Summer ARCH 490 class at SOA




www.thealbiziaproject.com
http://woodshow.hawaiiforest.org

September 29, 2017

Students Excel in Innovation + Imagination Challenge

Kris Jugueta and Cale Okamoto congratulated by Steven Hill

Steven Hill, IDSA

Feature Image: Kris Jugueta and Cale Okamoto congratulated by Steven Hill

Kris Jugueta (DArch candidate) and Cale Okamoto (BEnvD '17) earned first and third place in the newly minted Innovation+Imagination Student Design Challenge.  The new competition launches this year in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Hawaii's Woodshow.  The exhibitions continue a long tradition of strengthening Hawaii's forests and promoting the use of Hawaiian-grown tree species.  For the competition, high school and university students were supplied with similar bundles of donated local woods and challenged to create their own original designs.  Jugueta and Okamoto designed their entries in ARCH490 electives led by Lance Walters and Steven Hill respectively.  The exhibition can be seen at the Honolulu Art Museum School, Linekona Gallery through October 8th.  Admission is free. 


"Iris Monkeypod" by Kris Jugueta

 

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