Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sandcastle Esquisse - Team IBM 

Participants from Team IBM which consisted of Dean Sakamoto Architects, Benjamin Woo Architects and Ferraro Choi collaborated to build the Basalt Columns of Iceland in sand at the 38th Annual Sandcastle Esquisse at Kailua Beach Park. Team IBM captured the Best Use of Materials Prize. This event was hosted by the American Institute of Architecture Students Hawaii Chapter from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Dean Sakamoto photo.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Revit Share Event Hosted by DSA

Staff from Benjamin Woo Architects, Ferraro Choi and Dean Sakamoto Architects shared lessons learned and tips for Revit users. Nicole Hilgendorf of BWA discussed a high-rise residential project she is working; Michelle Spitzer of DSA toured us through a new school athletic facility on Hawai'i island; and Jason Takeuchi of FCA shared a health care job and the value of creating a "model warehouse" in the office server. Poster graphics by Lindy Hsieh.

Friday, February 6, 2015

SHADE design by HMS 8th Graders

Working with the 8th Grade class at the Hongwanji Mission School (HMS), Dean Sakamoto is facilitating the design of a shade structure and class gift on behalf of these students. After a site visit and discussion of the meaning of this legacy effort and the need for covered space on campus, the students quickly made sketches and paper board models of their ideas. The students are working toward realizing their designs with tremendous energy. Pictured above are three students in action. Dean Sakamoto photo. 

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