Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hawaii's Most Endangered Places 2015

The Historic Hawaii Foundation  & The Howard Hughes Corporation in cooperation with HONOLULU Magazine & the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division held a successful and informative Pau Hana event to discuss the 2015 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Hawai'i and how they are being saved. Interns Teresa Gabaylo and Woody Simpson from The Shade Institute gave a brief presentation on the group's findings and analysis of Historic Chinatown, including strategies proposed to improve the area culturally, physically, and economically.  Mahalo to all who participated!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Pau Hana & Kick-Off 2015 RECAP

A big thank you everyone who attended the Pau Hana and Kick-Off 2015, the event was a success!
On November 3rd, the Shade Institute held a gathering at the AIA Center for Architecture to introduce the Chinatown Urban Acupuncture Project. Dean Sakamoto introduced the Shade Institute and spoke about the group's purpose and intent for improving the community through architecture and design. Shade interns Woody Simpson and Justin Wong followed with a presentation of their research, analyses, and overall experiences through their participation in the program. The presentations were then followed by food and drinks with discussion around a scale model of Chinatown.