SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

News

August 26, 2016

DIS Copenhagen Design Excellence Award

Kristoffer Jugueta (right) with his studio professor, Michela Nota (left).

Kristoffer Jugueta

4th year BEnvD candidate

August 2, 2016

House Built Out of Albizia Wood

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Joey Valenti

DArch Graduate

July 19, 2016

Pre-Fab Architecture for Korean Housing

Poster of Honolulu Dinner Meeting

Joo-Hyun Park

DArch Candidate

July 11, 2016

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Built Environment

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Wendy Meguro

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Building & Community Design, UHM School of Architecture and UH Sea Grant College Program and Lauren Carter-Roth Venu, Founding Principal and President, Roth Ecological Design Int. LLC

June 30, 2016

Professor David Rockwood published in Sustainable Cities and Society

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David Rockwood

Professor

June 29, 2016

Architecture is key for future Mars exploration

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Tristan Bassingthwaighte

DArch candidate and HI-SEAS IV crewmember (Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation)

June 25, 2016

Architecture undergraduates win award in Shanghai

Chloe Bennie prepares to welcome inquisitive children into the Grassroots House (photo by Jerry Yin)

Hongtao Zhou

Assistant Professor

May 11, 2016

The 2016 Sustainable Versatility Student Architect Design Awards Announced

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Joo-Hyun Park

DArch Candidate

Wave Sets Lectures

August 10, 2016

2016-17 LECTURE SERIES

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August 20, 2016

Hawaiian Design Identity

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April 11, 2016

Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

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Nicholas de Monchaux

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design,
 College of Environmental Design, UC-Berkeley,
 Berkeley, CA

March 28, 2016

Lo-Fab [Locally Fabricated]

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Sierra Bainbridge

Senior Director, MASS Design Group Ltd., Boston

March 14, 2016

Lecture: Our Model of Models
 / Exhibition: My Model of Models

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Kiel Moe, AIA

Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy
, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 
Cambridge, MA

February 22, 2016

Practicing Architectural Education

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Michael Monti, PhD

Executive Director, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 
Washington, DC

February 8, 2016

WPA 2.0 Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology

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Susannah Drake, FASLA, RLA, RA

Principal, DLAND studio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, 
Brooklyn

January 25, 2016

Urban Infrastructures

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Martin Felsen, AIA

Associate Professor, IIT, 
Principal, Urban Lab
, Chicago

Social

3 months ago

Today's office big island design charette. #Hawaii #architecture #archawaii by kalanitahiti https://t.co/rPElhyWpF3 https://t.co/HEtUiuqsgn

4 months ago

Parametric comparison of rail station roof skin. #archawaii #architecture #hawaiiTOD #buildingperformance... https://t.co/sM58KPOeIL

4 months ago

Rail station design. Transit Oriented Design Honolulu studio project. Building skin optimized for shading.... https://t.co/pghzIYfCPe

4 months ago

Got my work published in today's Honolulu star advertiser newspaper. It is only preliminary design work for a... https://t.co/dZHxti1QbJ

4 months ago

Agora of Oakland, student competition. Net zero architecture. Group project with @kjugueta @kykylani #archawaii... https://t.co/IZ9kkefVnr

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Agora of Oakland, student design competition. Net zero architecture. Group project with @kjugueta @kykylani... https://t.co/wUYZVuvBdY

4 months ago

Hale Lokahi, studio project University of Hawaii School of Architecture. Mixed-used High-rise. #architecture... https://t.co/yxpP8Y01cS

4 months ago

Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of the natural ventilation for the Zhaoshe Elementary School Gymnasium... https://t.co/FCJfbDOpn8

Dean’s Message

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Welina me ke aloha, 

Welcome to the School of Architecture. We offer the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawai‘i’s only accredited degree in architecture. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation for careers in the design and building industries, including landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management. Our accredited graduate program prepares students to enter the professional workforce, eligible for licensure as registered architects in 53 U.S. jurisdictions and Hawai‘i, fortified by the country’s only D.Arch. degree, which embodies dissertation-level research in diverse topics relevant to twenty-first century practice.  

Hawai‘i offers students one of the world’s richest settings for the study of built and natural environments. UH-M is a land, sea, and space grant university especially well-situated to engage design inquiry and experimentation. Among the members of our distinguished full- and part-time faculty, we count experts in tropical and landscape architecture, affordable housing, digital fabrication, design communication, building performance, Asian and Pacific urbanism and urban ecological design, as well as uniquely interdisciplinary joint appointments with the Office of Public Health Studies and the Sea Grant College Program.  

Our programs explore the ways architecture and design can ensure vivid, meaningful, and healthy environments for our communities, and at the same time elevate and ennoble community values, aspirations, and new ways of thinking. Engirding our programs is a commitment to the interdependency between disciplinary and professional perspectives, linking the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and urban design to its ethical and material requirements in practice.  

In addition to being the only school in the United States to offer the professional D.Arch. degree, our programs orient to the kuleana of the University of Hawai‘i as an indigenous-serving Hawaiian Place of Learning. The Hawaiian ethos is the intellectual and professional foundation on which we build our mission and curriculum. Aloha ‘Aina and pono serve as the unifying context that drives sustained exchange between the academic and professional communities. Work proceeds apace on the planning of a new Master of Landscape Architecture degree, which will enrich our programs and expand our contribution to urban ecological integrity and the well-being of communities here and around the world.  

This is the second full year of our new 4+3 curriculum, comprised of the 4-year pre-professional B.Env.D degree and the D.Arch. Our new structure builds on the achievements of past programs, continuing to refine and strengthen the educational experience for all our students. This new structure ensures that our students receive a superior foundation for advanced graduate work, that they know how to situate the principled design of buildings, communities, and their urban and natural settings within the larger context of twenty-first century grand challenges—the environment, energy, urbanization, information, health, and social equity.  

Please visit soon, and when you do, please consider our office at your service.

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Daniel S. Friedman, PhD, FAIA
Dean and Professor

The School

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The UHM School of Architecture provides the opportunity for a student to earn an accredited degree in the field of architecture. The only U.S. school of architecture in the middle of the Pacific region, it has been actively and directly engaged in the life and mission of the Mānoa campus through design/research/outreach efforts on campus and in the community.

The University of Hawai‘i is one of the most diverse universities in the United States, so the student body and faculty within the School are naturally diverse. The University is a Carnegie tier-one research institution, and the only National Resource Center for Pacific Island Studies, and one of the only nine National Resource Centers for Southeast Asian Studies. This status provides many opportunities for pursuing funded research unique to the region, resulting in an exceptional level of support for many of the research and study areas the School has chosen to pursue. The Asia Collection in Hamilton Library on the Mānoa campus is recognized as one of the nation’s best, and the Hawai‘inuakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the only one of its kind. The rich cultural diversity of the faculty and student body, the emphasis on bridging between Asia and the West, the close ties with institutions in Korea and China, and the curricular structure of the program itself directly address the current global context.

The School of Architecture offers the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawaii‘s only accredited degree in architecture. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation for careers in the design and building industries, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management. Our accredited graduate program prepares students for leadership in the professional workforce. Students who earn the D.Arch. are eligible for licensure as registered architects in all 54 U.S. jurisdictions, including Hawai‘i. 

Hawai‘i offers students one of the world’s richest settings for the study of built and natural environments. UH-M is a land, sea, and space grant university especially well-situated to engage design inquiry and experimentation in a twenty-first century context.

Our programs orient to the kuleana of the University of Hawai‘i as an indigenous-serving Hawaiian Place of Learning. The Hawaiian ethos is the intellectual and professional foundation on which we build our mission and curriculum.

HISTORY

1946 Architectural education at the University of Hawai‘i begins with a Pre-Architecture program offered in the College of Applied Science with an inaugural class of 25 students.

1960 The university transfers all pre-architecture courses to the Department of Art.

1965 The faculty establishes the four-year B.A. in Pre-Architecture.

1967 The Department of Art becomes the Department of Art and Architecture and the B.F.A. in Environmental Design replaced the B.A. in Pre-architecture.

1969 The College of Arts and Sciences forms new Department of Architecture, with Bruce Etherington as founding chair.

1971 The university approves the Master of Architecture program.

1972 The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) awards the M.Arch. initial accreditation.

1976 The faculty reorganizes the Department of Architecture and develops a professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree.

1976 The NAAB accredits the B.Arch. program.

1980 The School conferred the first B.Arch. degree.

1985 The Hawaiʻi State Legislature budgets funds to construct a new building adjacent to George Hall.

1993 Raymond Yeh succeeds Elmer Botsai as dean.

1994 The university completes the school's present building at 2410 Campus Road, designed by John Hara, FAIA.

1996 The School received full-term NAAB re-accreditation for both its existing B.Arch. first professional degree and its M.Arch. first professional degree.

1999 The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa proposes the Architecture Doctorate degree and the first class to enroll enters the program.

2004 The National Architectural Accrediting Board recognizes the Doctorate of Architecture D.Arch degree as a professional architecture degree, and makes the program's accreditation retroactive to January 1, 2001, to be concurrent with the terms of accreditation for the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs.

2005 The Arch.D. replaces the M.Arch. degree.

2007 Clark Llewellyn succeeds Raymond Yeh as dean.

2008 In accordance with the 2004 NAAB Conditions of Accreditation, the school changes its degree nomenclature from "Architectural Doctorate" (Arch.D.) to "Doctor of Architecture" (D.Arch.).

2011 The school introduces the Global Track/China Focus program, which features a dual professional degree with Tongji University in Shanghai.

2012 The school separates the 7-year D.Arch. program into a 4-year pre-professional B.Env.D. (Bachelor of Environmental Design) degree, and the 3-year NAAB-accredited Doctor of Architecture.

2014 Daniel Friedman succeeds Clark Llewellyn as dean.

2015 The school signs a Memo of Understanding with the Nagaoka Institute of Design in Nagaoka, Japan, establishing a student/faculty exchange program.

Global Connection + Diversity

The University of Hawai‘i is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the United States, and the student body and faculty within the School reflect that diversity. The extensive opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration in coursework and research, the availability of a wide range of scholarly and research options on campus, the proximity of the East-West Center and the surrounding Honolulu community, all support the mission, goals and programs of the School.

Connections are the essence of architecture which is complimented within our diverse school of architecture student body consisting of 300 students, representing over 14 countries. These students are encouraged — even required — to step outside the normal bounds of their cultural comforts and pursue experiences far and wide. Our Study Abroad and Practicum Firms opportunities further our vision of establishing global connections, providing the opportunity to experience a growing list of 50 professional practices. These highly involved firms are globally respected and connected.

The UHM heavily participates in exchange agreements with various universities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

UHM International Programs

Students have also participated in short term international exchange experiences between architecture schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Thailand. Recent class and student organization trips include Japan, Europe, Peru, Korea, Alaska, Samoa, Los Angeles, Oregon, London, Florida and Malaysia.

Asia Pacific Focus

Our international collaborations lend to a multi-perspective lens, providing greater marketability in a global world. The School is evolving its educational mission and research efforts to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that result from this diversity and Asia Pacific Focus.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Architecture degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Architecture, offers the following NAAB accredited degree programs:

Doctor of Architecture

  • Track I (pre-professional degree in architecture [126/120 credits] + 90 Graduate credits)
  • Track II (non-preprofessional degree [120 credits min.] + 108 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit: 2018

A copy of the latest NAAB Conditions for Accreditation for Professional Degree Programs in Architecture, and a copy of the NAAB Procedures for Accreditation of Professional Degree Programs in Architecture are available online at www.naab.org. A copy of the SoA Visiting Team Report and SoA Annual Reports for NAAB are available in the SoA Student Services Office and can be viewed at any time during normal business hours.

The accredited degree program must demonstrate that each graduate possesses the knowledge and skills defined by the criteria set out below. The knowledge and skills are the minimum for meeting the demands of an internship leading to registration for practice. The school must provide evidence that its graduates have satisfied each criterion through required coursework. If credits are granted for courses taken at other institutions or online, evidence must be provided that the courses are comparable to those offered in the accredited degree program.

Student Performance Criteria

The criteria encompass two levels of accomplishment:

  • Understanding — the capacity to classify, compare, summarize, explain, and/or interpret information.
  • Ability — Proficiency in using specific information to accomplish a task, correctly selecting the appropriate information, and accurately applying it to the solution of a specific problem, while also distinguishing the effects of its implementation.

The SPC are organized into realms to more easily understand the relationships between each criterion.

Realm A: Critical Thinking and Representation

Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts. Graduates must also be able to use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing and modeling.

Realm B: Building Practices, Technical Skills, and Knowledge

Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions. In addition, the impact of such decisions on the environment must be well considered.

Realm C: Integrated Architectural Solutions

Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution.

Realm D: Professional Practice

Graduates from NAAB-accredited programs must understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public.

NAAB Documentation

Glossary

‘āina land, especially Hawaiian ancestral lands
‘oli chant
‘ono delicious or tasty
ahupua‘a land division
akamai smart, clever, intelligent
ali‘i chief
aloha love, affection, hello, goodbye
ānuenue rainbow
hālau long house, as for canoes or hula instruction; meeting house
hale house or home
hana work
haole a foreigner; Pidgin slang: Caucasian
hapa mix
hau‘oli happy
Hawai‘i the Big Island
hele move, go, travel
ho‘okipa hospitality
ho‘olohe listen
ho‘opono faithful
hoku star
hui group, organization
huli turn
humuhumunukunukuapua’a the state fish. a Triggerfish
ikaika strong
Kaho‘olawe the Target Island
kahuna expert. a priest, minister, or an expert at any profession
kama‘āina “one of the land”. native-born but also used as a long-term resident of Hawaiʻi.
Kaua‘i the Garden Island
keiki child, offspring, or children
kokua help, aid, provide assistance
kuleana responsibility
kumu teacher
Lāna‘i the Pineapple Island
lani sky, the heavens
laulima cooperation
lei a necklace, usually of flowers. also, shells or kūkui nuts.
mahalo thank you
mahina moon
maika‘i  excellent, goodness
makai towards the sea; the ocean side
mālama to take care of, preserve, maintain
malihini newcomer, visitor
mana‘o thought
Maui the valley island
mauka towards the mountain; the side facing the mountain
mauna mountain
mele chant or melodic song for hula dancing
moana ocean
Moloka‘i the friendly island
nalu wave, surf
Nani pretty
Ni‘ihau the forbidden island
O‘ahu the gathering place
‘ohana family, kin, relative
pau done, finished
ukulele stringed instrument, small guitar
wa’a canoe
wai water, usually fresh water
wikiwiki quickly, fast

Student Work

Eat This Color

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Collective

Arch490
Spring 2016

Thomas Square Revisited

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Junho Jin

Intermediate Architectural Design Studio A
Fall 2015

Da Nang Worker Housing

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Nicholas Civitano, Priscilla Nogueira, Duc Tran

ARCH 744 Architecture Studio V: Comprehensive
Fall 2015

Da Nang Worker Housing

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Henry Palm, Joohyun Park, Alicia Kutkut-Arroyo

ARCH 744 Architecture Studio V: Comprehensive
Fall 2015

Tangents

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Austin Chun

PUBLIC: People Place Environment
Fall 2015

Heart of Moiliili

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Calvin Bulan

PUBLIC: People Place Environment
Fall 2015

BreezeBlocks HNL

Lobby Display

Collective

Arch235 
Fall 2015

Tempered and Tropical Housing of the Studying

First project as individual investigations in a cold and hot tempered climate and culture

Collective

Arch 742 : study house / house study
Fall 2015

Full Time Faculty

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Simon M. Bussiere

Assistant Professor

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Sara Jensen Carr

Assistant Professor

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Laura McGuire

Assistant Professor

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Wendy Meguro

Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture and the Sea Grant College Program

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Pu Miao

Professor

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Joyce M. Noe

Associate Professor

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Hyoung-June Park

Associate Professor

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Karla Sierralta

Assistant Professor

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Judith Stilgenbauer

Associate Professor

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Lance Walters

Assistant Professor

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Christian Bergum

Visiting Associate Professor

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Cathi Ho Schar

Adjunct Assistant Professor Director, HIDESIGN Studio

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Hongtao Zhou

Assistant Professor
Gallery Director

STAFF

Dean’s Office

Daniel Friedman, PhD, FAIA
Dean and Professor
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dsf4114@hawaii.edu
808-956-3469

Eva Fong Sekimoto
Director of School Affairs
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sekimoto@hawaii.edu
808-956-3469

Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA
Director of Academic Affairs
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jstilg@hawaii.edu
808-956-8724

Diane Ogata
Secretary
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808-956-3469

Charlene Lagondino
Administrative Officer
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808-956-8656

Pamela Kato
Admin Fiscal Specialist
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808-956-7155

Student Services

June Lee
Director of Student Services
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junefl@hawaii.edu
808-956-3461

Vanessa Works
Special Projects Specialist
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vworks@hawaii.edu
808-956-8315

Student Staff

Student Services Assistance
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808-956-7225

Centers And Labs

Tony Cao
Director, Digital Media & IT Lab
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tcao@hawaii.edu
808-956-6478

Steve Hill
Shop Supervisor
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stevenhi@hawaii.edu
808-956-3509

Steve Meder
Director, Environmental Research and Design Lab
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smeder@hawaii.edu
808-956-0487

Raymond Yeh, FAIA
Hyoung June Park, PhD
Design Futures Lab
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yeh@hawaii.edu 
808-956-3470 
hjpark@hawaii.edu
808-956-4704

AIAS

American Institute of Architecture Students

Rebecca Ogi
Chapter President, AIAS
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aias@hawaii.edu
808-956-0849

The purpose of the AIAS shall be to promote excellence in architectural education, training and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; and to organize architecture students and combine their efforts to advance the science and art of architecture.

AIAS.ORG

4+3

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design degree together with the three-year Doctor of Architecture degree, Hawaiʻi's only accredited degree in architecture. The new pre-professional B.Env.D program provides students with a solid foundation for careers in design and building industries, including landscape architecture, urban design, historic conservation, and construction management, among other related occupations. The D.Arch., unique in the United States, prepares students to enter the professional workforce and qualifies them for licensure as registered architects in 53 U.S. jurisdictions and Hawaiʻi. The D.Arch. curriculum integrates internship and professional preparation with required dissertation-level research in diverse topics relevant to twenty-first century practice. 

Except for some pre-existing conditions, all students entering the D. Arch. Professional Program must possess an undergraduate degree. All applicants are reviewed for placement. Depending on their background, those with a pre-professional [120 credit] degree in architectural studies, or equivalent, will be able to complete the D.Arch. in 3 years [90 credits]. Students without a pre-professional degree must make up deficiencies which will usually require and additional semester or two [15-18 credits] to meet all professional criteria. The restructuring of the curriculum from a 7-year program to the 4+3 or 4+3 ½ complies with the National Architectural Accrediting Board standards for the professional D.Arch. degree.

Bachelor of Environmental Design

The pre-professional 4-year undergraduate degree program at UH Mānoa, 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.

Doctor of Architecture

The School of Architecture offers the only NAAB accredited Doctor of Architecture.

The Primary activities in the DArch program include: Framing architectural inquiries 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 of expand knowledge in the discipline; and participating with local and international partners in applied design research and community outreach projects.

The program integrates coursework 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 undergraduate credits which may be followed by 90 graduate level credits to earn the DArch.

PRACTICUM

Practicum is a hybrid educational studio module combining paid employment in a commercial or non-profit office with unpaid independent research on topics relevant to contemporary practice and the profession. This required studio course in the D.Arch. curriculum—ARCH 747—serves as a bridge between preparatory coursework and the two-semester design dissertation, the capstone of our professional degree program. In this context, internship provides invaluable experience that strengthens student understanding and awareness of the conditions and requirements for practice; at the same time, it provides a rich laboratory for research and the advancement of architectural knowledge of benefit to both the firm and profession. 

PRACTICUM FIRMS

The Practicum program is a scholary and research activity integrated into a professional office environment ocurring in an off-campus location. Practicum integrates theory, practice, and research in a comprehensive context through paid internship in a professional office environment. The term "professional" in this context is broadly defined; it is a goal of this studio to critically engage the ways professional design and building production may be conceived and practiced now and in the future. In addition to technical knowledge, Practicum emphasizes the cultivation of core responsibilites—leadership, professional ethics, critical thinking, and cultural understanding.

Global Track Dual Degree

In partnership with Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (Shanghai, China), the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture has implemented a DArch-Global Track (China) as part of its graduate professional program in architecture. Students who successfully complete this track will have the option to obtain a Master of Architecture degree from Tongji University as well as the Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This innovative, timely, and empowering dual-degree track for Hawaiʻi's students and their Chinese classmates, builds upon the School of Architecture's proud 35-year history and commitment to engage the Asia and Pacific Region, with a corresponding curricular mission.

Overview

Students will be accepted into the Dual Degree program by application to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Office of Graduate Education for all students except citizens from the People's Republic of China who must apply to CAUP at Tongji University.

Students accepted into UHM School of Architecture DArch - Global Track (China) Option will spend the first year at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Students accepted by Tongji University will spend their first year at Tongji University. The summer following the completion of the first year of coursework, students from UHM Architecture will enroll in a 4-month professional studio in a participating global practice architectural firm within China. In order to be considered for dual degrees, UHM Architecture students and Tongji CAUP students must apply for entry with advance standing and be accepted into the institution controlling the professional degree before entering the second year of the DArch Global Track.

For the second year of the program all students will continue coursework at Tongji University in Shanghai and dual degree seeking students will be co-enrolled at both institutions. All coursework will be taught by UHM Architecture faculty and supplemented with Tongji University faculty who meet UHM faculty qualifications. After satisfactory completion of the second year curriculum, all students may be eligible to receive the Master of Architecture from Tongji University. Students are not required to obtain the Master of Architecture in order to continue in the UHM Doctor of Architecture program.

Before entering the final year of the program, students with extensive international professional experience and/or identified weakness in Design Communication skill will enroll for an 8-week summer professional studio (6 credits) and Advanced Design Communication III (3 credits) on the UHM campus. UHM faculty will evaluate the students for competency. Those needing improvement will be required to take coursework at UHM for the summer between the second and third year. All third year students will enroll for coursework at UHM Architecture. After the successful completion of all academic requirements, students will receive the Doctor of Architecture from UH Manoa.

Cost

International Student Housing is provided on the Tongji campus. The cost is $11-13 per day. A meal plan is an additional $5 per day. Therefore, the cost for housing and food in Shanghai should range around $6,000-$7,000 for a year. Eating in Shanghai can be as expensive as New York or as inexpensive as a few dollars a day. Public transportation (subway) is affordable. You can go everywhere in Shanghai by subway. A week-long excursion throughout China is also incorporated as part of the program. Transportation and lodging are included in the tuition. Round trip airfare from Honolulu to Shanghai is about $1,100. Airport to the University costs about $65 by taxi and is much less by bus. You can also take the Maglev ($10) into the city and then subway.

More information for graduate student personal budget and cost of attendance

Executive Education

The Executive Education Program at the School of Architecture of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa connects the world’s industry leaders with the most distinguished award-winning architects and experts together at the midway between Asia and North America. This program is an exceptional opportunity for talented architects and leaders to gain new insights toward sustainability, cultural and political factors that significantly impact the architecture field. It also creates a high speed rail for top level collaborations among the highest level respected participants to succeed in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

Available Courses

  • Building an Innovative Future: Transformative Sustainable Development
  • LEED Workshop Summit
  • Green Building Services Workshops
  • Live Architecture Workshops

Contact Information

Clark E. Llewellyn, FAIA
Professor
Director of Global Track and EX:ED
School of Architecture
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Direct: 808-956-0675

Hongtao Zhou, Ph.D., MFA
Assistant Professor
School of Architecture
The University of Hawaiʻi  at Mānoa
Direct: 808-956-2859

Study Abroad

In addition to the various international study options offered by the school, including the Global Track and travel as part of ARCH course requirements or options, all students have access to more international study opportunities through the Manoa International Exchange Program (MIX) and UHM Study Abroad Center (SAC).

UHM Study Abroad Center offers numerous study abroad programs, of which the most commonly participated by architecture students is offered by Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. In fall, spring, and summer semesters, DIS offers courses that are equivalent to architecture design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are transferrable to the UHM system. For more information on SAC, go to http://www.studyabroad.org/.

Among the many options offered by Manoa International Exchange Program, in which the students pay UHM tuition while studying abroad, the following are recommended for architecture students:

In Australia

Deakin University - Architecture and Built Environment
University of Technology, Sydney - Design, Architecture and Building

In Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong - Architecture (Faculty of Social Science)

In Japan

Kyoto University - Architecture, Architectural Engineering (courses taught in Japanese)

In Korea

Ewha Womans University - Architecture Design, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University - Architecture, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University Summer School - Korean Architecture, Contemporary Korean Culture, Art, and Design
University of Seoul - Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Building Systems
Seoul Studio - offered in the Fall Semester and will include Architecture Design Studio, two seminars, Ideas and Crafts of Korea, and Construction Materials and Methods

In New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington - Architecture, Architecture Theory and History, Building Science, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture University of Auckland - Architecture

In the Philippines

University of the Philippines at Diliman - Architecture

In Singapore

National University of Singapore - Architecture, Industrial Design

In Thailand

Chulalongkorn University - International Program in Design & Architecture In all of these MIX options, courses are equivalent to architecture design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are transferrable to the UHM system. For more information on MIX Programs, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/international/mix/.

Students have participated in short term international exchange experiences with students in architecture schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Thailand.

Undergraduate

Students seeking admission to the school must complete an online application by the stated deadlines. The school and UH Mānoa do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply.

All applicants for admission to the pre-professional undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) program must complete a UH System Application.

Undergraduate application deadlines:

  • Fall priority deadline is January 5 and final deadline is March 1
  • Spring priority deadline is September 1 and final deadline is October 15

The Office of Admissions will complete an undergraduate transfer credit evaluation for prior completed post-secondary level coursework or approved Advanced Placement (AP) high school coursework. The School of Architecture will complete a transfer credit evaluation for prior completed post-secondary level coursework taken in architecture or related subjects after an applicant is accepted by UH Mānoa. Architecture course requirements will be waived only for transfer credits that are deemed equivalent to courses offered by the school.

Students entering the pre-professional undergraduate program directly from high school may potentially complete the program in four years of full-time study. The time to complete the program by transfer students is based on a case-by-case evaluation of transfer credits.

Graduate

Students seeking admission to the school must complete an online application by the stated deadlines. The school and UH Mānoa do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply.

All applicants for admissions to the professional Doctor of Architecture (DArch) program must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher and must apply online with the Office of Graduate Education. Applicants must also submit a School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form, and required documents directly to the School of Architecture by the stated deadline. Supplemental documents submitted by applicants become the property of the School of Architecture.

Graduate application deadlines for the School of Architecture

  • Fall deadline is January 1
  • Spring deadline is September 1

Students entering the program who hold a four-year pre-professional baccalaureate degree (e.g., BS architecture studies, BA architecture studies, BA environmental design) enter the 3-year, 90-credit professional DArch program. (Fall semester start date is recommended).

Students entering the program who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field unrelated to architecture or environmental design (non-pre-professional degree) enter the 108-credit professional DArch program. (Spring semester start date recommended).

No graduate credit is transferable to the DArch degree if it has been counted for another graduate degree.

Giving

Private support plays a central role in helping the School to teach, inspire, and lead in the field of architecture and architectural education. Many of our alumni & friends have made contributions to the school over the years. Your gift to the School of Architecture can be used to support research and travel scholarships; student activities; alumni events; digital infrastructure; faculty development; distinguished/visiting lecture program; conferences and workshops; library, gallery, outreach communications; and in some way have assisted every facet of the school’s education and service programs. There are many ways to support the School.

Gifts offer tax or estate-planning advantages that may be useful to donors.

Outright Gifts

An outright gift is a direct transfer of an asset to the School of Architecture. Outright gifts may be made with cash, securities, stock, real estate and personal property. An outright gift immediately benefits the School.

ESTATE AND PLANNED GIVING

In addition to outright giving, “planned giving” is an exciting way to fulfill philanthropic goals, because a “planned gift” provides not only a gift in support of School of Architecture but also multiple financial and tax benefits to the donor and his or her family.

Beneficiary Designation

You can make the UH Foundation, for the benefit of the School of Architecture, the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a qualified retirement plan such as an IRA, a 401(k), or a 403(b).

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

A gift in memory of someone is a powerful way to perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life, to continue even after they have passed. Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still alive.

Bequests

You can make a testamentary gift through your Will or Revocable Living Trust by designating a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, the rest and residue of your estate, or a combination of these options.

Charitable Gift Annuity or Remainder Trust

You can make a gift of cash, appreciated securities, or in exchange for a life-income plan such as a Charitable Gift Annuity, deferred payment Charitable Gift Annuity, or Charitable Remainder Trust. The significant benefit here is that you receive lifetime income, an income tax deduction, and capital gains savings (if applicable).

Outright and Deferred Gift Combination

You can give a combination of an outright gift and deferred gift. This enables you to start or fully endow a program or scholarship during your lifetime, and make a provision in your Will or Revocable Living Trust, or through a life-income plan, to add significantly to the endowment after you pass away.

Special Thanks

In the fall of 2014, with help from several inspired and intrepid leaders, the professional community and colleagues in the local building industry raised $200,000 in support of school communications and identity, among other special initiatives. 

Our profound thanks to each of these contributors for their continuing generosity and faith in the future of our professions.

To contribute to the school’s Architectural Advancement Fund, please contact Eva Fong Sekimoto at sekimoto@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo nui loa.

John Adversalo, Architects Pacific, Inc.
Gene Albano, WSP Hawai'i Inc.
Ron Altoon
Barry Baker
George & Theresa Berean
Charles Black, Furniture Plus Inc.
Brian Bowers, Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Stanford Carr, Stanford Carr Development
Lawrence Chaffin
Carleton Ching, Castle & Cooke, Inc.
Rick Chong, Albert Chong Associates Inc.
Thalia Choy, Larry and Beatrice Ching Foundation
Roslyn Chun, Group 70 International, Inc.
Harriet Cintron
Coffman Engineers
Rex Cornair, Cornair Remodeling, Inc.
Eric Crispin
Fiske Crowell, Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Mark deReus, de Reus Architects, Inc.
EnviroQuest, Inc.
Joe Ferraro, Ferraro Choi and Associates Ltd.
Daniel Friedman
Randall Fujiki
Masanobu Richard Fujioka, Masa Fujioka & Associates
Pepito C. Galvez, Group 70 International, Inc.
Donald & Laura Goo, Don Goo Design LLC
Richard Green, CBT Architects
Group 70 International, Inc.
Frank Haines
Ryan Hashiro, Bennett Engineers Inc.
Ken Hayashida, Kai Hawai’i, Inc.
Lawrence Heim, Jr., HONBLUE, Inc.
Hirata & Associates, Inc.
Greg Hiyakumoto, R.M. Towill Corporation
Christopher Hong, Group 70 International, Inc.
Norman Hong, Group 70 International, Inc.
Lee Hopkins, Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
Stephen Huh
Marshall Hung, Downtown Capital LLC
Aaron Jon Hyland and Howe Ng, Architectural Resources Group
Inatsuka Engineering LLC
William Joey Ing
Lance Inouye, Ralph S. Inouye Co, Ltd.
Roy A. Inouye, Group 70 International, Inc.
Robert Iopa, Brick House Inc.
Carey Isobe, Group 70 International, Inc.
Sylvia Jordan, Design Alternatives, Inc.
Andrew Kam
Glen Kaneshige, Nordic PCL Construction Services
Mike Kawaharada, Engineering Employees Services Corp
Bert Kobayashi, Kobayashi Group
Dexter Kubota, Bowers + Kubota Consulting
Michael Kujubu
Stanley Kuriyama, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Henry Kwok, KY International, Inc.
KYA Design Group
Clemson Lam, Clemson Lam Architect
Daniel Lau, Finance Factors Foundation
Howard Lau, Shigemura Lau Sakanashi Higuchi & Associates, Inc.
Randall Lau, Designer Built Systems, Inc.
Rodney Lee, Group 70 International, Inc.
Spencer Leineweber
Woravudh Lekprathum, Group 70 International, Inc.
Geoffrey Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc.
Bob Liljestrand
Stanley and Diane Louis
Ronald Lu, Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Harvey Lung, Bays Lung Rose & Holma
J. Majkut, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc.
Ernest Martin
Harvey Maruya
Glenn Mason, Mason Architects Inc.
Mike Matsumoto, SSFM International Inc.
Rene Matsumura, Group 70 International, Inc.
Linda Miki, Group 70 International, Inc.
David Miller, Architects Hawai'i, Ltd.
Clayton Mimura, Geolabs, Inc.
Dwight Mitsunaga, Pacific Architects Inc.
Michael Motoda, Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc.
Stanford Murata, Stanford Murata, Inc.
Randolph H. Murayama & Associates, Inc.
Arlene Nakamoto
Cameron Nekota, D.R. Horton
James Nishimoto, Group 70 International, Inc.
Joyce & Leon Noe
Rodney Nohara, Jayar Construction, Inc.
Francis Oda, Group 70 International, Inc.
Glenn Okino, Mitsunaga Construction Inc.
Timothy Oshima
John Pangrazio, NBBJ LLC
Brad Perkins, Perkins Eastman Architects, PC
Hans Riecke, HR Architect Inc.
Rick Russell, Interface Engineering
Dean Sakamoto, Dean Sakamoto Architects LLC
Carol & Merritt Sakata, CDS International
Stan Sato, J Kadowaki Inc.
Wesley & Phyllis Segawa, Project Management Inc.
John Sheehy, Architecture International, Ltd.
Colin Shimokawa, Shimokawa Nakamura LLC
Roy Shirota
Ron Skaggs
Wendy Souza
Elizabeth Stewart
Dave Striph, Ward Village Foundation
Lloyd Sueda, Sueda & Associates Inc.
Michael Terry, Belt Collins Hawai'i Ltd.
Hian Ka Tjen, SAA Architects Pte. Ltd.
Dennis Toba, Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates, Inc.
Carol Torigoe, KYA Design Group
Tyson Toyama, Okahara and Associates, Inc.
Maelyn Uyehara, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
Vivaswan Verawudh, Group 70 International, Inc.
Richard Vierra, Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC
Bill Wilson, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc.
Tom Witten, R. Stan Duncan, Russell Chung, PBR Hawai'i & Associates, Inc.
Bernie Wonnegerger, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Benjamin Woo, Benjamin Woo Architects LLC
WSP Hawai'i Inc. 
Michael Yasui, Corporate Environments International
Ed Yeh, Controlpoint Surveying, Inc.
Ray & Hsiao Yeh
Grant Yuen, Group 70 International, Inc. 

Advisory Council

The primary purpose of the Advisory Council is to assist the School in shaping, refining, and achieving its vision, mission, and goals. The Advisory Council will additionally foster closer ties between the School and its stakeholders. To ensure this, the Advisory Council includes, but is not limited to, alumni and leaders of industries, businesses and organizations that employ the School's graduates and collaborate with the School's research, education and outreach programs.

As part of a public university, the School does receive state-funded support. However, the School requires financial and in-kind support beyond these levels if it is to compete internationally with other architecture schools for students, faculty and professional recognition. The Advisory Council helps the School garner this support.

UHSAAA

University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture Alumni Association

The University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1991. The mission of the Association is to foster and facilitate social, collegial and professional ties between the University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture and its graduates, friends and  supporters. Various events are held throughout the year to connect with our alumni and friends. For more information or to join, please visit us at https://uhalumni.org/uhaa/chapters/arch.

 

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Forms

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

The screening of scholarship applications will be based primarily on the quality of the written proposals and the degree to which the proposal aligns with the purpose of the scholarship. It is therefore of utmost importance that interested applicants communicate their goals, rationale and specific plans as clearly and thoroughly as possible in a thoughtful and well-written proposal. The strength of the applicant’s portfolio, the applicant’s academic history and financial need will also be carefully considered.

Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships; however, a specific application must be submitted to each fund. Past scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply as long as they satisfy the published application requirements; however, if any two proposals of equal merit are under consideration, it is likely that award priority will be given to the applicant without previous support or opportunity.

Most applications are submitted and processed online through STAR.

Allen R. Johnson-Roy C. Kelley Architectural Travel Scholarship

The purpose of the award is to encourage and assist students to conduct research off-shore and who are expected to “really get something out of the experience”. The donors expressed a wish to see students enrich their understanding and appreciation of architecture through scholarly research and travel and that priority be given to students who have previously had only limited opportunities for travel. Research topics may deal with any aspect of architecture that a student wishes to study and the range of topics has purposely been left open to enable students to pursue research in areas of interest to them and to encourage maximum flexibility and creativity in developing a research proposal. Applicants must have completed the third year design studios at the time the award is distributed and must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework. For this award, the recipient is required to report back to the school on the experience (such as a public presentation), ¾ of the award will be given before travel, the remaining ¼ will be given after the report.

Barry John Baker Endowed Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Barry John Baker is a 1963 graduate and holds a diploma in architecture from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He moved to the United States in 1967. Prior to teaching in Hawaiʻi he was an associate of the distinguished San Francisco firm of Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis, now known as EHDD Architecture. During his 30 years on the faculty of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture, he has served as undergraduate chair, graduate chair, associate dean and interim dean of the school. An active participant in faculty affairs, he served as a School of Architecture senator on the Mānoa Faculty Senate for more than a decade, and in that capacity he also served as a member of the senate executive committee and as senate chair. He retired in August 2009. His community activities have included serving as president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu chapter and president of AIA Hawaiʻi State Council. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture.

Bergum Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to support recruitment efforts of students to the Global Track Program in the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, by offering scholarship opportunities to the best qualified applicants enrolled in the program. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).

Donald G. Deer Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to emphasize and reward community involvement and academic excellence. It is the donor’s wish to recognize and encourage students with potential for future achievement as well as personal qualities of empathy, intellectual curiosity, integrity, motivation, and interpersonal opportunity with Bonded Materials Company. Applicants must be Hawaiʻi residents enrolled full-time in upper-division undergraduate or graduate level coursework with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Gilman Hu Honolulu Chapter CSI Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to assist students with travel, research expenses or other costs to support in the research of technology as applied to the built environment. Recipients must be enrolled full-time as undergraduate/graduate students at the School of Architecture. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework and some degree of financial need. The recipient shall present his/her research in a one-hour program to the Honolulu Chapter CSI at a membership meeting.

HONBLUE Student Support Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Architecture program and have demonstrated skill in design communications. Funds may be used either for costs associated with attendance (tuition, books, fees, etc.), or to conduct out-of-state studies and/or research. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate students and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in architecture coursework.

Leighton Liu Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship awards an outstanding undergraduate student demonstrating design excellence who has completed his/her first year at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture and is in his/her second year of the Architecture program. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (i.e., tuition, books, fees, etc.)

PBR Hawaiʻi Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to deserving, qualified students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture who are specializing in or have a focus or concentration in landscape architecture, environmental design or urban design. This fund contemplates and supports the implementation of an accredited professional degree program in landscape architecture in the near future; once in place, the fund will prioritize its students. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (i.e. tuition, books, fees, etc.). Applicants must be full-time, graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture who are specializing in or have a focus or concentration in landscape architecture, environmental design or urban design and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

R. Richard Morris Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to assist graduate students in Practicum Studio with any costs related to practicum study, including but not limited to, transportation, travel, research, living expenses, and tuition. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in Practicum Studio in the next academic year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in architecture coursework.

UH  Mānoa School of Architecture Practicum Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to students attending Practicum Studio, a major component of the Architecture Doctorate degree program that features learning in a leading architect’s office. Applicants must be full-time students at the School of Architecture who are attending Practicum Studio in the next academic year.

UHSAAA Scholarship

Applicants must be graduates from a Hawaiʻi high school, full-time students at the School of Architecture, and entering their second year in the program in the next fall semester. The selected applicant will demonstrate promise as a future architect through coursework and community involvement, and by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Awards

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, National Professional Architectural Fraternity Award

Since 1914, Alpha Rho Chi, the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts, has promoted the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel. To honor their achievements, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over one hundred schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities.

In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to a graduating senior at each NAAB accredited school of architecture, and schools where Alpha Rho Chi chapters exist, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities.

The Alpha Rho Chi firmly believes strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers to the architectural professions. It is vital to our efforts to produce individuals committed to public service, as well as individuals committed to maintaining Architecture and the Allied Arts as noble professions. The Medal embodies all measures of leadership and service, including mertorious activity beyond traditional academic excellence

Henry Adams Medal + Certificate, American Institute of Architects Award

Each year, The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA/AAF Scholarship Program.

Formerly called "The School Medal", the program began in 114 and was awarded for "general excellence in architecture throughout the four-year course to graduating students of architecture schools recognized by the Institute." The graduate was later presented with a copy of Mont St. Michel and Chartres, written by Henry Adams. The copyright of this book was later bequeathed to the Institute by the author.

The Henry Adams fund was established in 1921 with royalties from the book sales. The fund was used to award a copy of the book "to draftsmen who cannot afford to buy it." The School Medal and Henry Adams book awards evolved into the Henry Adams Medal and Certificate Program. To date the program has honored thousands of students.

Policies

University Policies

Non-discrimination Policy

University EEO/AA Policy for Faculty, Staff and Students

The School of Architecture follows the policies of UHM. It is the policy of the University to provide equity of opportunity in higher education, both in the educational mission and as an employer. The University is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations which prohibit discrimination. The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment and employment in the University's programs and activities. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited under this policy. The University shall promote a full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action (41 CFR Chapter 60) on each campus.

Policies of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (hereinafter “UHM”) and School of Architecture (hereinafter “SoA”) Policies apply to all students of the SoA. Where SoA Policies differ from those of UHM, the more restrictive policies shall prevail. All SoA students are expected to read and abide by all SoA and UHM policies. The SoA Policies are subject to change; students will be notified of such changes by a revision on the School website.

UHM Policies.pdf

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