SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

September 18, 2017

‘Design Islands’, the SOA’s interactive Traveling Exhibit System is recognized with a 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Award.

Design Islands featured at the Hawaii State Capitol on Earth Day

Karla Sierralta & Brian Strawn

Building Voices Competition and Exhibition Co-Chairs

The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter presented the 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Award: ‘Honorable Mention, Institutional’ to the project: ‘Design Islands, Interactive Traveling Exhibit System’. 

Originally designed for the inaugural 2017 Building Voices event held the Hawaii State Capitol, ‘Design Islands’ is a traveling exhibit system inspired by the stick charts utilized by early Marshal Island navigators to traverse the waters of Polynesia. 

‘Design Islands’ was built by students, and was imagined as a spatial component of the identity of the School of Architecture. It is a tiny project, hoping to make a big impact. It is more than just a framework to display artwork. It is an interactive, graphic, spatial construct, an urban installation, and a space-making device. Most importantly it is meant to bring people together to celebrate architecture and design in Hawaii.

 


Design Islands Installation


Design Islands Building Voices


Design Islands Welcomes the Hōkūleʻa


Design Islands Design Process


Design Islands Team Members

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INOA

KEIKI

LOULU

ʻŌMAʻOMAʻO

HULI

MOMONA

KOHOLĀ

KAUA‘I

MAUKA

WAHINE

ĀNUENUE

PALI

WAI

ʻUPENA

ʻAʻALA

MAKANI

AHU

ʻALANI

ONIPAʻA

HĀLAU

KALO

KOKUA

ALANUI

HAWAI‘I

HAPA

AHI

PIKO

KANAKA

PAU

ʻŌLENA

PUNA

AKAMAI

MAIKA‘I

KĀLUA

MOANA

‘OLI

HULA

ʻILI

MOKULELE

HIKINA

HO‘OPONO

KAHUNA

PONI

IMU

KĀNE

O‘AHU

PUKA

ʻAWAPUHI

HONU

HANA

MAKANA

KAPU

ʻŌLELO

ʻULAʻULA

ʻUALA

MAKUA

LOKO IʻA

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ʻELEʻELE

HEIAU

IKAIKA

KUKUI

ʻŌHIʻAʻAI

KAI

UAHI

ʻILIʻILI

LEI

NAʻAU

HUI

NALU

PILI

NUI

PŌHAKU

MANAKŌ

KAMA‘ĀINA

WAILELE

MAKAI

LANI

ʻULU

NIU

MAU

ʻAE

KAHAKAI

HAOLE

UILA

ʻAKAU

PUKAANIANI

‘ĀINA

KOMOHANA

LOA

‘UKULELE

LAULIMA

POLŪ

POKO

WA‘A

HAU‘OLI