SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

May 13, 2016

Sara Jensen Carr named 2016-2017 Dumbarton Oaks Fellow

Image CARRDumbartonOaksIMAGE

Sara Jensen Carr

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr has been named a 2016-2017 Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. Dumbarton Oaks is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications. The Mellon Fellowships are given to both humanities scholars and landscape practitioners, building constructive dialogue between them about the history and future of urban landscapes, and encouraging them to bridge the gap between their professional modes of thinking. Dr. Carr will be in residency at Dumbarton Oaks in the Spring of 2017 to research and write her book, The Topography of Wellness: Health and the American Urban Landscape, which is currently under contract with University of Virginia Press.

May 4, 2016

Invited to Participate in Harvard GSD Colloquium

Image Harvard GSD

Wendy Meguro

Assistant Professor

Wendy Meguro is part of a distinguished body of external reviewers and experts invited to participate in the Colloquium of final research projects presented by Master of Design Studies degree candidates in the Energy & Environments Concentration at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  “The Energy and Environments concentration focuses on buildings and landscapes as both small and large-scale thermodynamic systems that aim to maximize energy intake, use, and feedback, achieving broad design and ecological impacts.”

 

Wendy Meguro, LEED AP
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Building & Community Design
School of Architecture
Sea Grant College Program
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/master-in-design-studies/energy-and-environments/index.html

April 28, 2016

do.co.mo.mo Talk Story with Assistant Professor Lance Walters "Breeze-Blocks: Don't call it a Comeback"

Image 1

Lance Walters

Associate Professor

Please join us for a talk story with Assistant Professor Lance Walters. Lance will discuss the highly functional and aesthetic breeze-blocks used in construction today as they are considered a direct and uninterrupted link to the mid-century architectural movement that popularized them over 60 years ago. Whether in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Miami or Madrid, the commonalities shared in production, material and utility have all contributed to the success and neglect of this uniquely brand-less design element. However, despite that legacy and their superficial uniformity, breeze-blocks carry deep-rooted regional nuances and local taxonomy, some of which the UHM architectural students began to explore in Lance's second year design studio. A display of his students' work can also be found in the Architecture School lobby.

April 17, 2016

Three UHM Students Win Awards in the Lyceum Fellowship Competition

Joern Vallesteros:  First Prize

Joern Vallesteros, Michael Honyak, Jayna McClaran

Candidates, Doctor of Architecture

The Lyceum Fellowship competition welcomed submissions from students attending an accredited school of architecture in North America.  The 2016 Lyceum Competition was inspired by the proposal that Boston be the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.  While with certainty, the Olympics will not be hosted in Boston, student competitors were instructed to approach this design problem using Boston as the hypothetical host city.  This competition premise was to explore urban, architectural and landscape issues highlighting Boston’s urban qualities and incorporating its existing infrastructure, its long-term vision, and its values.

Students’ individual works were performed in studio under the direction of Professor Clark Llewellyn, FAIA.

The purpose of Lyceum travel award prizes is to enrich a student’s academic experience subsequent to travel expenses.  Three DArch students received high honors in this year’s competition:

First prize:  Joern Vallesteros ($12,000 for 4 months travel abroad)
Second prize:  Michael Honyak ($7,500 for 2 months travel abroad)
Citation (First Alternate) was awarded to Jayna McClaran

 

Work below in the same order as listed winners:





April 19, 2016

SoA Exhibition at the State Capitol

Image DArchExibitionSTATECAPITOL041816

Doctor of Architecture candidates

Associate Professor

From April 18-29, poster summaries of DArch candidates Reece Bonilla, Landon Hamada, Jeremy Mendoza, Elim Ng, Natalie Park, Joseph Valenti, Phap Vu, and Nguyen Vong’s design dissertation work are on display in the chamber-level foyer of the Hawai‘i State Capitol.

April 7, 2016

ABOUT DATA, DESIGN, AND THE NATURE OF CITIES

ABOUT DATA, DESIGN, AND THE NATURE OF CITIES – NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX

NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX

Auditorium; Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m.

March 11, 2016

Joseph Valenti Wins 2016 Green Project Implementation Award

Image VALENTI_featured_sm

Joseph Valenti

Doctor of Architecture candidate

During the 4th Annual Hawai`i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit, President Lassner presented Doctor of Architecture candidate Joseph Valenti with the inaugural UH President's Green Project Implementation Award for his proposal "[Re]Scaling Urbanism: Fostering Low-Tech, Digitally Fabricated and Transient Structures Through Innovation in Local Renewable Material." The project evolved out of his design dissertation research (doctoral committee: Judith Stilgenbauer, chair; James Dator, Jason Selley, Steve Hill). Joey will use the $10,000 award to further his applied research and fabricate a full-scale prototype of a transient housing unit utilizing wood from the invasive Albizia tree.

March 9, 2016

UHM SoA & Lyon Arboretum Collaborations

Image LYONArborSp16_ARCH743_Moore_Diane-35

Judith Stilgenbauer, Matthew Gonser

Lower Lyon Arboretum, Diane Moore (ARCH 743)

In anticipation of the forthcoming professional master's program in landscape architecture, the School of Architecture and Lyon Arboretum are forming closer ties in the areas of research and teaching. During the Spring 2016 semester, eleven DArch students in their ARCH 743 urban design studio, under the direction of Judith Stilgenbauer, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Matthew Gonser, Extension Agent, UHM Sea Grant College Program, explore innovative, water-sensitive urban ecological design concepts for the lower arboretum.

With support from the Friends of Lyon Arboretum, in close collaboration with director Carl Evensen, professor Stilgenbauer and two student research assistants have begun work on a master plan for the 20-acre lower Lyon Arboretum area.

KEʻOKEʻO

LĀNA‘I

MOʻOPUNA

ʻILI

PAʻAKAI

MANAKŌ

LAULIMA

NALU

ʻOHE

LAUHALA

PUKA

LOʻI

UAHI

KAHAKAI

‘ONO

WAIWAI

KANAKA

ONIPAʻA

HELE

ALI‘I

ʻELEʻELE

AUPUNI

HAOLE

MAHINA

HAU‘OLI

HONU

KAI

POLŪ

KAUPOKU

MAUKA

LIMU

PIKO

HALE

PALI

ʻĀKALA

HO‘OLOHE

MELEMELE

AO

UA

‘OLI

UILA

MOʻOLELO

MAUNA

ʻAHI

PUʻU

AKUA

NI‘IHAU

MAIKA‘I

LEI

PONI

AHI

KOHOLĀ

HAWAI‘I

NAIʻA

ʻAWAPUHI

KOKUA

ʻILIʻILI

PILI

MALIHINI

KAUA‘I

MOʻO

INOA

NIU

MAHALO

KUMU

MĀLAMA

NANI

HANA

HEIAU

MOKU

HO‘OKIPA

KAHO‘OLAWE

IKI

MAIʻA

LANI

AHUPUA‘A

KALO

ALOHA

KĀLUA

ʻAKAU

‘UKULELE

AHU

ʻŌLELO

KAPU

LOULU

PŌHAKU

MAKANI

WAI

IʻA

MOKULELE

WAILELE

PAʻA

MAKANA

HO‘OPONO

HIKINA

KOMOHANA

KAMA‘ĀINA

LĀHUI

MAU