Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dean Sakamoto on Think Tech Hawaii

Dean Sakamoto will be a guest on Jay Fidell's radio show ThinkTech Hawaii 'Catching Up with Kaka'ako', which will air on Wednesday, August 20th at 3PM on UStream. He will be discussing the Urban Resilience for the future of Kaka'ako with his HURRIPLAN expertise, initiative role with the AIA National Disaster Relief Committee, and knowledge on Vladimir Ossipoff.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NTBG Turns 50 Years Old!

The National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, Hawaii turns 50 years old today, August 19th! And Dean Sakamoto, architect of NTBG's Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center (BRC), is attending this event. During this celebration, NTBG will be announcing the dedication of the new Biodiversity Trail which honors Senator Daniel K. Inouye. NTBG's Congressional Charter was achieved by Senator Inouye in 1964, his first among many lasting legacies he has established for Hawai`i. Today, NTBG is a global leader in responsible sustainable development - striking a balance between the natural environment and humankind's ability to shape it. Pictured above at the Daniel K. Inouye Overlook is Thomas Hewitt, NTBG Board Chairman-elect; Chipper Wichman, NTBG, Director and CEO; Mayor Bernard Cravalho of Kaua`i; Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the U.S.-Japan Council and Ford Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees; and Hau`oli Wichman, NTBG, Assistant to the Director. 

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In addition to the the completion of the LEED Gold certified BRC, DSA has completed the Native Hawaiian Community Learning Center and Breadfruit Institute facilities on NTBG's Research Campus Renovations for more information about these projects see: