Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ENVISIONING HUMANITARIAN: Engagement in the Tropics

A talk by Dean Sakamoto, November 10th, 3:45pm 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Master of Environmental Design Program at the Yale School of Architecture
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Hastings Hall See map180 York Street
New HavenCT 0651

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kukuiula Hawaiian Modern House 

Construction is nearly complete at the DSA designed new Hawaiian Modern house Hale Ike Mala (love of the garden) at Kuikuiula on Kauai island. Dean Sakamoto, FAIA developed this unique place-specific house and site design in collaboration with landscape architect Joel Kurokawa, ASLA of KI Concepts. Kelly Stone Architects is the architect of record and Philpotts is the interior designer. 

See Jeff Brink's fantastic video walk through at

Jeff Brink image above

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

SHADE and East-West Center Host Public Interest Design Workshop

The PID Workshop on July 7th at the East-West Center was a success! We learned how to apply the SEED Evaluator 4.0 method and certification process to our projects. A BIG MAHALO to Sue Thering of Design Corps, Jeffrey Hou of the University of Washington, and Meril Fujiki of the East-West Center and all who participated. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Naeole Pool House Building Completed

The DSA designed new building at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Island Campus is now completed. This long awaited facility provides locker/shower facilities and a common lanai space for school and community users of the Naeole Pool Complex at KSH. DSA wishes to thank the KS Facilities Division, KSH staff, RLB project managers and GW Construction.