Hana Fulghum: For Improved Growing Conditions
Hana Fulghum graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with her Bachelors in Environmental Design and Masters in Landscape Architecture. She aspires to design landscapes that highlight cultures, histories, and identity, with an emphasis on stewardship and conservation. She currently works as a landscape designer at PBR HAWAII & ASSOCIATES.
Jay Moorman: People, Place and Time
Jay Moorman completed the Doctor of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture Programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Jay has a strong connection to the ocean, and he is passionate about experiencing and preserving the coastal environment through design and community outreach. For his MLA Capstone Project, he considered channelized streams, with emphasis on resurrecting community and resiliency through stream channel restoration. Jay practices architecture at KYA Inc. and is the firm’s Lead Sustainability Coordinator.
Matt Higa: Langscape-Learning
Matthew Higa graduated from the Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Master of Landscape Architecture Program in Spring 2021. Before the MLA program, Matt received his BA in Japanese Language and Literature and BFA in Graphic Design from UH. He has worked as a translator and graphic designer, developing brands and campaigns across diverse industries and sectors. Matt finds a lot of joy in researching biocultural relationships and how language informs our levels of kinship with a place and space. Matt’s Capstone focused on the biocultural importance of the loʻi wai system and its kuauna (earthen embankments). His capstone research continues influencing his work as a landscape designer at Ki Concepts, weaving place-specific biocultural lessons into built projects.
Malu Stanich: Kuleana: From Maintenance to Stewardship
Malu Stanich is a recent graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture’s Masters of Landscape Architecture program. His work focuses on community led, grassroots design, with a special focus on contemporary Hawaiian design frameworks. He currently works at the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center helping run teams of students on proof of concept public-interest design projects.