Hawaii Chapter

The Hawaii Chapter consists of the state Hawaii inclusive of all islands.

Regional Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Chapter Tour

May 6, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 am

AIA CES Credits

Noelani Idea Center

Noelani Elementary School, 2655 Woodlawn Drive

Park and meet at the IDEA center.

Noelani Idea Center The I.D.E.A.(Innovate, Discover, Explore, and Achieve) Center was designed purposefully for elementary aged students to become problem solvers. The architects, landscape architect and end user will share their experiences from the project. Hear about the master planning and design challenges of siting the building on an existing campus, the sustainable features of the building and landscape design, and how a new building can positively impact an existing school. This award winning (AIA Honolulu 2022 Award of Excellence) project will inspire you to raise the bar on what is possible with institutional designs on a budget.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the master planning strategy behind the project.
  • Understand the design concepts which lead to the final solution.
  • Hear about the innovative water catchment system.
  • Observe the unique stormwater retention solution.
  • Hear from educators, architects, and design team about the project success stories and challenge.

Project Team:
Architect of Record: Lorrin Matsunaga, Urban Works
Landscape Architect: Ki Concepts
Structural Engineer: Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Interface Engineering, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Sam O. Hirota, Inc.
Contractor: Ralph S. Inouye Company
Owner: Hawaii Dept. of Education

  • Lorrin Matsunaga, Urban Works
  • Emily Gillmar, University of Hawaii School of Architecture
  • Kyle Sasaki, Ki Concepts

This EVENT is FREE, but you must register!


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