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archawai‘i offers the only NAAB accredited Doctor of Architecture

The Primary activities in the D.Arch program include: Framing architectural inquires within social, cultural, and interdisciplinary studies with emphasis on Asia and the Pacific; Investigating local/global relations evidenced in theory and practice with an emphasis on the quality of the built and natural environment; Critically testing and expanding the definitions of, and relationships between the academy and the profession; Using research as a basis for the grounding of design and as a primary means to expand knowledge in the discipline; and Participating with local and international partners in applied design research and community outreach projects.

The program integrates course work with professional office practice and provides a capstone project of research and design. Future professionals from this program are well equipped to address regional architectural issues in the Asia Pacific arena. The curriculum has a specific Asia Pacific requirement both in the studios, architectural history, and electives. Requirements: The pre-professional curriculum includes 120 undergraduate credits which may be followed by 90 graduate level credits to earn the D. Arch.






D. Arch Academic Calendar 2014-2015




Professional Studio

The Professional Studio (ARCH 547C, ARCH 547P, ARCH 547E) is a twelve-credit course that includes scholarly and research activity combined with professional experience occurring in an off-campus location. Students are able to focus as they are involved with the Professional Studio as their sole activity for the semester. Students are offered the following Professional Studio options:


ARCH 547C PROFESSIONAL STUDIO: COMMUNITY DESIGN

The studio involves professional research and design on outreach community projects that may include architectural design, technological innovation, historic preservation, urban design, or other topics that consults & benefits a specific community user group.

ARCH 547P PROFESSIONAL STUDIO: PRACTICUM

The studio combines scholarly and research activity integrated with the activities of a professional architecture, engineering, planning, construction, or development firm. Practice activities are guided by an adjunct faculty member and selected firm mentors. A focus is given to issues of leadership, critical and creative thinking, and the influence of culture on design decisions. Firms include major U.S. firms with approximately one third located internationally ( e.g., New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai ).

ARCH 547E PROFESSIONAL STUDIO: ALTERNATIVE

The studio combines research and design under the professional guidance of a licensed professional in a location chosen by the student and developed as an Alternative Experience to relate the students chosen research for the D.Arch Project to a professional work environment.

Practicum Firms

Practicum Sites

The Practicum Program is a scholarly and research activity integrated into a professional office environment occurring in an off-campus location. The Practicum integrates theory, practice, and research in a comprehensive manner in a professional office study environment. The term "professional" in this context is broadly defined, and it is a goal of the course to engage in a critique and an expansion of how professional design may be conceived and practiced now and in the future. Emphasis is given to developing the core skills of leadership, critical thinking and cultural understanding. The course is an important means of realizing the School's Mission which states, "The School of Architecture offers a global collaborative approach to improving the built and natural environment founded on intellectual inquiry, creative problem solving, and outreach with a commitment to old mission prominence in innovative architectural education, design excellence, sustainability, and research with a focus on Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and Asia."

Students have the option to choose from a growing list of firms. The list consists, but is not limited to:

1 HAWAII
Architects Hawaii
Ferraro Choi and Associates
Group 70 International
KYA Design Group
Kober Hanssen/Mitchell Architects
Phillip K. White & Associates, Ltd
Urban Works

2 SHANGHAI
Gensler-Shanghai
RTKL International, Ltd

3 BEIJING
China State Construction Engineering Corporation

4 HONG KONG
Ronald Lu & Partners

5 SEOUL
Gansam Partners

6 TAIWAN
J.J. Pan and Partners

7 SINGAPORE
Broadway Malyan-Singapore
SAA Architects Pte Ltd
Pomeroy Studio

8 SEATTLE
Mithun
NBBJ
Weinstein AIU Architects & Urban

9 PORTLAND
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP

10 NEVADA
RAFI Architecture

11 CALIFORNIA
Altoon Partners LLP
Architectural Resources Group
Architectural International
Berkus Design Studio
EHDD
Gensler-San Fransisco
Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning
ZGF Los Angeles

12 MINNESOTA
PDI World Group, LLC

13 MISSOURI
Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock

14 TEXAS
PageSoutherlandPage

15 MASSACHUSETTES
Kallman, McKinnell & Wood
Payette
Sasaki Associates, Inc

16 NEW YORK
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Perkins Eastman

17 VIRGINIA
Lessard Design

18 MIAMI
Arquitectonica







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