SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

May 2, 2019

UH Manoa 2019 Excellence In Teaching Award

Walters Receives Award / Larry and Karen Walters

William Chapman

Interim Dean and Professor

The 2019 UH Mānoa Awards Ceremony was held on Monday, April 29, 2019 to recognize the dedication and service of students, faculty and staff committed to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence.

Assistant Professor Lance Walters was presented with the Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching.  Professor Walters was among six awardees to receive this award as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit and extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students.

"I'm very honored to receive this award and be able to stand alongside so many impressive UH faculty. I'd like to extend my deepest thanks to the students, faculty and professionals who nominated, supported, and continue to inspire me," said Walters.

Congratulations Professor Walters!

January 9, 2019

URO Grant for Distributive Agriculture: Designing for a Neighborhood-based Food Economy

Image final pb Dongyan Jiang-12

Cathi Ho Schar, AIA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dongyan Jiang and Creesha Layaoen receive an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant for Distributive Agriculture: Designing for a Neighborhood-based Food Economy

Dongyan and Creesha were awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity (URO) grant to build on work developed in a Fall 18 Arch 415 class. Their research  looks at greenhouse and neighborhood models that address the need for increased food production and integrated neighborhoods, or agri-hoods in Hawaii. They were also awarded Honorable Mention at the recent Undergraduate Showcase in the Arts and Humanities category. 

 

April 30, 2019

DArch Graduate's Design Research is the Basis for Winning a UNDP Design Award

Phnom Penh Worker Housing Entry Board 1 / Phnom Penh Worker Housing Entry Board 4

David Rockwood

Professor

Currently, Joohyun Park is a project designer at the G70 design firm. He received his DArch degree in 2017. While a student in the UHM School of Architecture, Joohyun lead his team mates Alicia Kukut Arroyo and Henry Palm in designing an affordable housing project for Arch 744 Architecture Comprehensive Design studio. Many of these design planning concepts and programming research principles were used as the basis for his entry for the Housing Design Challenge (HDC) 2018 competition hosted by UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Building Trust International.
  
This design proposed an affordable and sustainable housing solution for low-income workers within and nearby Phnom Penh SEZ. As in many developing countries, Cambodia is experiencing rapid economic growth and has a need for sustainable communities for workers and families as they transition from rural areas to urban centers. Joohyun developed his proposal using the Arch 744 project design, which was originally conceptualized for a similar worker housing project located in Danang, Vietnam.  His entry received one of four runner up HDC 2018 awards.

Arch 744 was taught by Professor David Rockwood.

April 5, 2019

Bridging Kalihi featured in Drawing for the Design Imaginary Exhibit

Drawing for the Design Imaginary

Karla Sierralta

Assistant Professor

Bridging Kalihi, a project by Christopher Songvilay for Draw Story Fall 2018 was selected amongst hundreds of entries to be featured in the Drawing for the Design Imaginary Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Drawing for the Design Imaginary was held in conjunction with the 107th ACSA Annual Meeting Black Box: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era and was curated by Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University; Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design; and Grace La, Harvard University.

As described in the catalogue, “This exhibition illuminates the subject of drawing as a robust pedagogical and discursive realm, revealing its steadfast yet continually evolving role as an essential instrument for the design imaginary. Exhibiting over forty drawings from around the globe, from different eras and representing diverse intentions, this exhibit invites renewed questions about the disciplinary potential of drawing.

April 8, 2019

Architectural Research Fulfills Social Responsibility & Achieves Academic Excellence

Al Zaatari Refugee Camp As Permanent Housing

Pu Miao

Professor

Alicia Kutkut Arroyo received her DArch degree in May 2018.  Her dissertation rethinks refugee camp's structure from being temporary to a more permanent alternative.  She proposes five design solutions for the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, suggesting that implementing her design strategies as a way to help refugees become an active part of society for a better and brighter future.  Professor Pu Miao chaired her dissertation committee.  This project received nominations for the Hawaii Architecture Foundation (HAF) award and for the ARCC King Student Medal For Excellence.

Alicia's doctoral project demonstrates that architectural research can fulfill one's social responsibility while achieving academic excellence.  This publication is available on Amazon.

December 14, 2018

ARCH 744 Spring 2018 Exhibition at the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture

Student team representatives (from left) John Quindara, Kris Jugueta, Calvin Bulan, Siraj Sheriff, Chris Lomboy, Jason Hashimoto, Khoa Nguyen

David Rockwood

Professor

The Fall 2018 ARCH 744 Comprehensive Design Studio, led by professor David Rockwood, undertook the design of worker housing in Da Nang, Vietnam. Three teams, each comprised of four students, completed site selection and analysis, programming, schematic design, design development, and partial construction documents. Emphasis was given to passive design strategies to achieve human thermal comfort, social and cultural relationships, and material use to promote well being. 

The studio was honored to be invited by Geoff Lewis, AIA and 2018 President of the AIA Honolulu Chapter to exhibit their work at the AIA Center for Architecture. The exhibition was installed on December 14, 2018 and is expected to be up for the next several months. 

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December 10, 2018

Landscape Architecture Magazine Features MLA Degree

Image LAM December 2018 MLA UHM

Judith Stilgenbauer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

The December 2018 issue of national Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), the monthly publication of the American Society of Landscape Architects, includes an article featuring the School of Architecture’s new Master of Landscape Architecture degree and its faculty and students. Landscape Architecture Magazine reaches more than 60,000 readers in the built environment field (https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/).

October 25, 2018

UH Net-Zero Energy Classroom Buildings Featured on Think Tech Episode

Learn about the high performance of the first net-zero building-Project Frog-at UH Manoa campus

Jim Maskrey, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

Associate Specialist

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute's (HNEI) Jim Maskrey spoke on ThinkTech Hawaii about two sustainable building projects, net-zero energy classroom buildings called "Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth (FROG)" and residential detached homes in Kapolei, HI. UH's work is conducted through the School of Architecture's Environmental Research and Design Lab and the Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design with support from HNEI and others. The University of Hawaii faculty and students are monitoring the buildings' energy use, renewable energy production, thermal comfort, daylight levels, and indoor air quality as well as educating occupants on energy saving operations.

Think Tech Hawaii

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