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The pre-professional 4-year undergraduate degree program at UH Manoa, the Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD), emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and provides a liberal arts and sciences education that takes full advantage of the greater university setting. An entering undergraduate student interested in architecture may choose from one of the six undergraduate concentrations leading to the BEnvD; construction management, historic preservation, interior design, landscape design, urban design, and architecture design.






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Billie Faircloth, AIA, partner, KieranTimberlake Architects, Philadelphia, will present the firm's recent design research on Monday, March 16, at 6 p.m., in the school auditorium, room 205. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake as its first director of research, Ms. Faircloth was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she taught studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies. Her articles have been published by the Journal of Architectural Education, Princeton Architectural Press, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and ACADIA. Her book Plastics Now: On Architecture's Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, is forthcoming from Routledge in Spring 2015. She lectures internationally to academic and industry audiences, including the Australian Institute of Architects, University of Nottingham, University of Washington, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds degrees in architecture from North Carolina State University and Harvard.

Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA will present a blind peer-reviewed paper titled "Designing for the Inevitable // Amphibious Honolulu Waterfronts" in the Urban Design track of the March 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) annual academic conference.

Assistant professor Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. to Speak at National Convention:
Mitchell will be presenting her research as part of a panel entitled "Cultural Politics of Space: From Swamps to Sprawl," this March at The Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. be part of a panel on Design + Health at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) conference in Toronto, March 19-21

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. presents two papers at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference at Kansas State University, March 24-27

Recently, Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer's invited, peer-reviewed book chapter "Processcapes: Dynamic Placemaking" appeared in Routledge's new book Now Urbanism: the Future City is Here (edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom; Routledge, 2015).

Recently, Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. co-authored a paper for Preventive Medicine titled, Moving toward implementation: The potential for accountable care organizations and private–public partnerships to advance active neighborhood design.

Professor Martin Despang has received his 6th national ACSA Faculty Design Award recognition since 2007, this year for his "Academic Kindergarten" to be received at the 103rd Annual ACSA Meeting in Toronto

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