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ASHRAF, Kazi Professor 301-M 808-956-8311
CARR, Sara Jensen Assistant Professor 301-N 808-956-6833
DESPANG, Martin Professor 301-G 808-956-3515
LLEWELLYN, Clark Professor 309-B 808-956-0675
MEDER, Stephen Associate Professor HIG 235 808-956-4906
MEGURO, Wendy Assistant Professor 301-J 808-956-4906
MIAO, Pu Professor 301-E 808-956-3513
MITCHELL, Lauren Assistant Professor 301-C 808-956-4911
NOE, Joyce Associate Professor 301-L 808-956-0494
PARK, Hyoung June Associate Professor 301-H 808-956-8707
ROCKWOOD, David Professor 301-A 808-956-8430
STILGENBAUER, Judith Associate Professor 301-I 808-956-8724
WALTERS, Lance Assistant Professor 301-D 808-956-4910

Affiliate and Adjunct Faculty

AKIONA, Randy Assistant Professor 311 808-956-6845
BERGUM, Chris Associate Professor 311 808-956-6845
CHAPMAN, William Affiliate Faculty Moore 308 808-956-8574
KAUFMAN, Andy Affiliate Faculty St.John 110A 808-956-7958
YEH, Raymond Professor Emeritus 304 808-956-3470
ZHOU, Hongtao Assistant Professor 309-A 808-956-2859

Student Services

LEE, June Director of Student Services 202-A 808-956-3461
WORKS, Vanessa Special Projects Specialist 202-BA 808-956-8315
Student Staff Student Services Assistance 202 808-956-7225

Dean's Office

FRIEDMAN, Daniel Dean 201-B 808-956-3469
SEKIMOTO, Eva Fong Director of School Affairs 201-A 808-956-3469
STILGENBAUER, Judith Director of Academic Affairs 201-C 808-956-8724
OGATA, Diane Secretary 201 808-956-3469
LAGONDINO, Charlene Administrative Officer 212 808-956-8656
KATO, Pamela Admin Fiscal Specialist 212 808-956-7155

Center, Labs, and Student Association

CAO, Tony Director, Digital Media & Information Technology 207 808-956-6478
HILL, Steve Shop Supervisor 104 808-956-3509
MEDER, Steve Director, ER&D Lab 101-C 808-956-0487
YEH, Raymond
PARK, Hyoung June
Design Futures Lab 304
Heritage Center 311 808-956-4704
Urbanism Research Lab 301-M
CHEN, Jeff (Ching Fang) Chapter President, AIAS 217 808-956-0849

News + Events

Memorial Service Information for Professor Spencer Leineweber
Visitation:   4 p.m. July 18 at Hawaiian Mission Houses.
Services:     5 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Historic Hawai'i Foundation, Hawaiian Mission Houses Museum or University of Hawaii School of Architecture.

With profound sadness and heartbreak, the faculty and staff of the School of Architecture mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague Professor Spencer Leineweber, PhD, FAIA. Spencer was an exemplary architect, teacher, mentor, and beloved kama'aina. We offer our love and sympathies to her family, students, and friends.

Associate Professor David Rockwood's book Bamboo Gridshells, was published by Routledge, May 2015.

Associate Professor David Rockwood's gridshell structure was included in Chris van Uffelen's book Bamboo Architecture & Design, published by Braun Publishing AG, 2015.

Associate Professor David Rockwood with co-author Associate Professor David Garmire of the UHM Dept. of Electrical Engineering published A New Transportation System for Efficient and Sustainable Cities: Development of a Next Generation Variable Speed Moving Walkway in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society (published online Oct. 2014, print publication vol. 14 2015).

Associate Professor David Rockwood, with co-authors Associate Professor David Garmire of the UHM Dept. of Electrical Engineering, and Newton Parks, UHM School of Architecture Doctor of Architecture student published A continuously variable transmission for efficient urban transportation in the journal Sustainable Materials and Technologies (published online Dec. 2014, print publication vols. 1-2, Dec. 2014).

HouMinn Evolution, Please join us Monday April 27 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium for a presentation by Marc Swackhamer (University of Minnesota) and Blair Satterfield (University of British Columbia) on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition of the work of their firm, HouMinn.
For nearly two decades, HouMinn Practice has explored an alternative approach to design agency. HouMinn's founding partners Marc Swackhamer and Blair Satterfield purposely decentralize design control in every project. They believe that by allowing outside experts and forces to influence their work, they foster contextual suitability, project diversity, and novelty. In their early work, outside agency comes from multi-disciplinary collaborators who contribute new ways of considering each project and push the work in unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable directions. HouMinn has collaborated with experts from such varied disciplines as computer science, engineering, material science, biology, digital media art, graphic design, product design, apparel design, and crowd sourcing. In this latter category, HouMinn designed open infrastructural systems to accommodate a wide range of crowd-sourced building skins, technological systems, and material finishes. Critics lauded the results for their innovation and willingness to challenge the logic of conventional team organization and construction techniques. Most recently, HouMinn has been exploring how material behavior can unpredictably contribute to the formal characteristics of a building surface. By removing the limits manufacturing control imposes on the organic behaviors of materials, HouMinn allows the internal logic of materials to have as much influence on the design as the architects themselves. In all three modalities, Satterfield and Swackhamer place themselves behind-the-scenes, engaging their work as front-end strategists rather than conventional designers who exert their authorial will. They believe that this way of working is more sympathetic to an ethic of connectivity in the built environment. In all its projects HouMinn seeks generate diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, shaped to specifically address messy problems in completely new and unanticipated ways.

Assistant Professor Wendy Meguro and coastal geologist Rob Walker co-presented, "Evaluating Nature-based Infrastructure for Coastal Resiliency on Oahu, Hawaii" at the April 2015 National Association of Environmental Professionals annual conference.

Assistant Professor Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. has contributed a peer-reviewed book chapter entitled "Orlando, Florida's Ubiquitous Libidinal Boxes" to the recently published trans-disciplinary Parlor Press book Florida, (edited by Jeff Rice; Parlor Press, 2015). Among the notable contributors, Gregory Ulmer, Sid Dobrin and Charlie Hailey are also featured within Florida.

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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