Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SHADE Preliminary Proposal for Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse

Tuesday, July 19, the interns presented the preliminary designs for the Waipio Point Access Road in front of the Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse members.  During this time, the interns discussed two potential proposals for the pathway leading to the clubhouse, one on each side of the street.  There were many pros and cons brought up by the clubhouse members and patrons, which allowed for a greater discussion on improving the proposed concept plans.  The next phase of the project will be to merge and distinguish potential areas for the secondary concept plan.

Thank you to Ryan Char, Kathleen Merriam and the Clubhouse members for giving us their time and effort in this on-going process.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SHADE TOD Roundtable hosted event

Wednesday, June 29, SHADE Institute hosted the TOD Roundtable discussion at the AIA Honolulu Conference Center.  This discussion was comprised of a panel of speakers including:
Harrison Rue, City & County of Honolulu, DPP TOD Administrator
Aki Marceau, AICP, HART, Land Use and Sustainability Planner
Deepak Neupane, AIA, HCDA, Director of Planning and Development
Rodney Funakoshi, AICP, State Office of Planning, Planning and Program Administrator.
and moderated by our own Dean Sakamoto of SHADE Institute.
This seminar made sure to identify and clarify any misunderstandings about the TOD and the rail project areas.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pau Hana Review

Friday, June 24th, was the Pau Hana review, where interns were to present their analysis and documentation in front of SHADE mentors and critics.  Special guests Jeanine Centuori, Grant Murakami, Nathalie Razo, Vanessa Stockton and Denise Bekaert joined the interns to help them better represent their information graphically and effectively for the next phase of the project.  Thank you to all SHADE mentors, interns and critics who came!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Charrette with SHADE, DPP and PBR

Thursday, June 23th, the DPP and PBR hosted the Waipahu TOD Action Plan Charrette, where they discussed the key places and points of the areas visited on the June 24th Bus Tour.  At this stage, the SHADE interns took notes on areas of improvement, and made notes on areas to focus on moving forward into this project.  This information will help project a clearer boundary for the interns to start the next step of the pre-design phase.

Monday, June 13, 2016

SHADE Summer Institute Kick-Off Success!

Thank you to all who came out to support SHADE and our SHADE Summer Institute Kick-Off event on Monday, June 13th!
Mahalo to:
  • Catherine Cruz for MCing our main events and speakers.
  • Jeanine Centuori for presenting her project on Urban Rock Design.
  • Dean Sakamoto for producing, running and leading our event activities and the SHADE Institute
  • SHADE Summer Interns for helping with event setup, maintenance and reception.
  • Representative Ty Cullen and Representative Henry Aquino for speaking.
  • Our sponsors and partners for their support.
  • Those who came to support our efforts for the summer!
Here are a few photos from the event:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Living Building Challenge/Sustainable Design: Dean Sakamoto

With the ever increasing demand for more housing and other developmental projects in Hawai'i, it is important to push for more designs that highlight sustainable architecture.  Dean Sakamoto was able to speak to Dr. Kathy Kozak on HPR, to educate the public on what it means to design with sustainability on the mind.
The interview touches on subjects such as LEED (Leadership of Energy and Environmental Design) and Ever the Land, which is a documentary focusing on how Aotearoa overcomes challenges to such problems facing them.

Listen to the full inteview here

If you missed last week's post, the Ever the Land movie will be showcased at the Dores Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum.  The final show is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30pm.

To read the full article and for more information on the event click here

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HURRIPLAN Resilience Training Workshop

Dean Sakamoto led the NDPTC resilience training workshop, HURRIPLAN, Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities on May 12-13 at historic, Fort Trumbull in New London, Conn.  This delivery was a collaboration with the Connecticut State Flood Plain Managers Association.  Emmeline Harrigan, of Shore-up CT and Diane Ifkovic, State of Connecticut's CFM coordinator were our host organizers.  Don Watson, Dennis Hwang and Susan Olivier were co-instructors.  Participants included state and local officials, planning and design professionals.
To learn more about the course, click here
For other classes being offered by the National Training and Education Division, click here

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ever the Land

Explore the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes: Ngai Tuhoe.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime film, with special guests Samuel Kaleikoa Ka'eo, Ms. Teri Patton, Mr. James A. Hoapili, and our very own Dean Sakamoto, as they talk about the new community center.
For AIA Hawaii members who purchase tickets to Ever the Land on Saturday, May 21st, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art invites you to Shangri La the following Saturday, May 28, to continue the conversation about the intersection of architecture, culture, and public engagement.  The event will include a photo walkthrough of the museum, spotlighting architectural elements, a lecture led by leading architectural historian and artist, Azra Aksamija, and light pupus.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to shangrilaevents@ddcf.org as soon as possible.
For more details about the film go to: evertheland.com
For more details about the event, and to purchase tickets go to: https://go.honolulumuseum.org/Policies.aspx
You can also watch the trailer here
  • Saturday; May 21 at 6pm
  • Sunday; May 22 at 4pm
  • Tuesday; May 24 at 7:30pm
  • Museum Members: $10
  • General Admission: $12
What are your thoughts on the trailer?  Will you be attending this event? We would love to hear your feedback! Leave a comment below!

Friday, May 6, 2016

With the help of Territorial Savings Bank, Enterprise Honolulu, the City and County of Honolulu and Dean Sakamoto, the Chinatown Urban Acupuncture Exhibition Reception at the Honolulu Hale proved to be a success.  Big mahalo to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Representative Karl Rhoads, Council Member Carol Fukunaga, Council Chair Ernest Martin, Leigh Doo and Mayor of Chinatown Dr. Joe Young for speaking, and to Panda Express, Uncle Tetsu's, Royal Kitchen and Empress Restaurant for catering the event! 
Following the reception, SHADE Summer Institute 2016 confirmed its Celebrate Waipahu TOD Action Plan with a possible collaboration with the Department of Planning and Permitting.
Here is a short photographic recap of Tuesday's event.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

HPR-Is Honolulu Beautiful? Why Not?

With the help of Enterprise Honolulu, the City and County of Honolulu, Dean Sakamoto, and the 2015 SHADE summer interns, Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) welcomed SHADE to introduce the Chinatown Urban Acupuncture (CUA) project.  Downtown Honolulu is ever expanding, and with the introduction to the rail, it is important to understand how the community will adapt to the changes, and make this place not only more beautiful, but also inhabitable for the many different types of demographics as well.
Currently, the CUA project is on display at the Honolulu Hale Courtyard until March 10, 2016.
To read the full article and listen to the audio recording published to HPR's website click the link below: