SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

April 19, 2016

SoA Exhibition at the State Capitol

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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

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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

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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.

March 1, 2016

“Mixed Plate: The Architecture of Hawai‘i” highlighted in Architect Magazine

Kaoru Lovett, Graham Hart, and Ronald Ribao

Kaoru Lovett

Architect Magazine interviews Kaoru Lovett (BEnvD).  He and his colleagues Graham Hart (DArch) and Ronald Ribao (DArch) received the People’s Choice award and third place overall in the AIA’s Look Up Film Challenge. In this interview, Kaoru speaks about the Hawaiian sense of place.

January 30, 2016

Exhibition: “Flying Around Design”

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Assistant Professor and licensed pilot Lance Walters

From November 2015 to April 2016 the Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery features an installation of recent work and research by by Assistant Professor Lance Walters. “Flying Around Design” is an exhibition about design inspiration. The models and graphic work on display provide an analogy between architecture and aviation, demonstrating how interests and experiences are inevitably bound to our work as designers. It consists of five chapters, each based on a fundamental mnemonic device used by pilots during the pre-flight check, known as CIGAR. Projects range from sUAV (drone) photogrammetry research as it applies to architecture to ruminations on the many overlapping perspectives pilots and architects share of the built environment.

January 30, 2016

Honorable Mention Award in VMODERN Furniture Design Competition

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Liem My Tran

 Fourth year Architecture major Liem My Tran was recently selected for a coveted honorable mention award in the international VMODERN Furniture Design Competition. VMODERN serves to recognize innovative design and create a forum for the discussion and development of the discipline. Tran’s project was selected by a distinguished jury from among 233 entries, originating from 34 different countries. Liem’s LIMYT Chair is a transcendently simple arrangement of three bent planes, each comprised of hard maple veneer. Liem Tran produced the design in the school’s ARCH490 Furniture Design and Fabrication elective, taught by Steven Hill, IDSA, during the Spring 2015 semester. Her design and all of the winners can be seen at: www.vmodern.com.

January 10, 2016

Sabbatical Leave, January 4 – June 30, 2016

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Associate Professor Hyoung-June Park

During his sabbatical, Professor Park will investigate various design optimization methodologies on urban resilience as a part of “Design Futures.” His research collaboration will be made with Professor Ghang Lee, who is the director of “Building Informatics Group” in the Department of Architectural and Urban Engineering, College of Engineering, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Professor Park’s co-authored paper titled “A TALE OF TWO CITIES: A Cost-driven Design Optimization in Addis Ababa & Honolulu” was accepted to CAADRIA 2016 (21st Annual Conference on Computer-Aided Architecture Design Research in Asia), which will be held at the University of Melbourne in Australia from March 30 to April 2, 2016.

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