Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association for accredited programs in the United Sates and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. The School of Architecture at UH Mānoa is an ACSA member, along with over 200 member schools in the US and Canada.
This international association of architecture schools prepares future architects, designers, and change agents. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty members, educating more than 40,000 students. It provides venues for international peer review and recognition in the form of scholarly journals, conferences, awards, and student design competitions. It provides intelligence and insight through data collections and analysis. It works to enhance reaching and research across the discipline through volunteer members and often in partnership with peer organizations in education and practice around the world.
Through its vision, ACSA seeks to empower faculty and schools to education increasingly diverse students, expand disciplinary impacts, and create knowledge for the advancement of architecture
AIA Honolulu is the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, representing the local interest of AIA members on O‘ahu, and the islands of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i and Lāna‘i. Within the Hawaiian Islands, AIA Honolulu represents and serves over 800 individual member architects, associates, and allied design professionals. It strives to meet the needs of its members and shape communities through good design. It is a “community of architects, joining together to accomplish things individual architects cannot do alone.”
The School of Architecture partners with AIA Honolulu through events and activities, in building a healthy and welcoming professional community, in sharing experiences and wisdom, and in extending the influence of professionalism, integrity and competence.
Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States and 42 countries around the world, representing more than 18,000 members. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
The School of Architecture continues to collaborate with Hawaiʻi ASLA in events and activities promoting sustainable community design and development, supporting the development of research and education initiatives addressing the challenges of landscape architectural practices, enabling exchanges on professional opportunities, and sharing of best practices and research.
Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
National American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Hawai‘i Architectural Foundation (HAF)
The Hawai‘i Architectural Foundation (HAF) is a non-profit organization that gained 501c3 status in 2003. HAF provides a tax-deductible way to fund appropriate AIA-related activities that the architectural community has never before had available. Hawai‘i is one of 24 other states, the District of Columbia and four national foundations with similar efforts.
The Hawai‘i Architectural Foundation connects people to the profound influence of design and stimulates education and public engagement in shaping our island communities. Its mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters and to advance the understanding and value of architecture in our local community.
HAF supports architectural graduates by generously providing two monetary awards for excellence in architectural design research that advances disciplinary knowledge to doctoral graduates at the end of the academic year: the HAF Award of Distinction and the HAF Award of Merit.
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), a non-profit corporation, is comprised of over 93 institutions and individuals throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim who are dedicated to the preparation of landscape architects for global practice and educators with international perspectives. This organization fosters communication and exchange of knowledge relevant to landscape architecture education and new curricula. CELA strives to facilitate collaborations and significant interaction among those involved in landscape architecture education.
Landscape Architecture is the design profession/discipline that applies artistic, cultural, scientific and technical knowledge and skills to the analysis, design, planning, conservation, development and/or management of the land. Landscape Architects accept certain responsibilities related to the health, safety and welfare of the public and are concerned with resource conservation and stewardship of the land.
The UH Mānoa School of Architecture is an institutional member that supports CELA’s mission to encourage, support and further education in the field of landscape architecture specifically related to teaching, scholarship, and public service.
School of Architecture Advisory Council
The primary purpose of the Dean’s Advisory Council is to assist the School in shaping, refining, and achieving its vision, mission, and goals. The Advisory Council 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.
Global Track Advisory Board (GTAB)
The Global Track Advisory Board (GTAB) plays an integral role in guiding and supporting the Global Track Dual Degree Program. All board members contribute unique and varying views for the Global Track program. Each member offers a depth of experience that inspires the program to expand our perspective to not only see but to strive to undertake the challenges of leading our profession through the coming decades. The Advisory Board helps to validate and critique existing practice but is most valuable in assisting in the future growth and development of the Global Track.
Constant changes affecting relations between Hawai‘i and China create a unique environment for the GTAB to grow the roots of this distinct dual degree program between UHM and Tongji University. With so much potential for our program, there are many questions that the GTAB addresses as a team to facilitate critical decisions. The GTAB enjoys working closely with Global Track students and highly values student feedback during meetings.
The Global Track Dual Degree Program would not be the program it currently is without the time, dedication and support of the entire The Global Track Advisory Board. The School is especially excited the program’s future and the leadership and guidance and by the inspiration offered by the GTAB.
University of Hawaiʻi School of Architecture Alumni Association (UHSA^3)
The University of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i School of Architecture and its graduates, friends and supporters. Various events are held throughout the year to connect with our alumni and friends.
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.
AIAS promotes excellence in architectural education, training and practice; fosters an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; and organizes architecture students combining efforts to advance the science and art of architecture.
Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA Mānoa)
The mission of the Student Chapter ASLA at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (SCASLA Mānoa) is to support and enrich the educational experiences of students interested in Landscape Architecture. SCASLA Mānoa plays an active role in advocacy for the landscape architectural profession by creating leadership opportunities, education focused events, service, and professional and community engagement. 2019-2020 Officers Matt Higa, President Olga Dougals, Vice-President Carol Weber, Secretary Shun Ishimine, Treasurer Keola Annino, Events Director