AIA Design Awards 2022

Shaping communities through design excellence — All of the awardees exemplified a vision to meet or exceed safety requirements, utilize sustainable and efficient methods, and fulfill our cultural and emotional needs.
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The Musubi House received the Award of Excellence and the Hawaiʻi Home + Remodeling Editor’s Choice Award in this year’s AIA Design Awards program. | Photo: Darren Bradley Photography

Jim NicolowAloha,

AIA Honolulu is pleased to recognize the leading architects shaping our communities through good design. Established in 1958, the 64th Annual AIA Honolulu Design Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and dedication to excellence in architectural design. The program seeks to elevate the quality of architectural practice in Hawaii and expand public awareness of the power of architecture to improve the places we live, work, and play.

We kicked off the year with the release of the Chapter’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan which embraced AIA National’s twin goals of climate action for human and ecological health and advancement of racial, ethnic, and gender equity. To that end, this year’s program marks the first use of the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence (page 7), which recognizes our profession’s unique ability to harness the power of design to contribute to the most significant needs of our time, driving progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment.

This year’s professional submissions showcase a range of sensitive, inspiring, and regionally appropriate design solutions while the student submissions addressed locally pressing issues including sea level rise, coastal resiliency, Hawaiian cultural preservation, and affordable housing. Mahalo to our AIA members and students who submitted these inspiring works for consideration, and congratulations to all our outstanding award winners.

Jim Nicolow 2021
Jim Nicolow, FAIA, LEED Fellow
2022 AIA Honolulu President


Design Awards Committee Chairs:
Ryan Sullivan, AIA
Stephanie Ing, Assoc. AIA
Juliann Chen, Assoc. AIA (Students)
Kristoffer Jugueta, Assoc. AIA (Students)
Design Awards Committee:
Fred Hong, AIA
Henry G. Schneider IV, Associ. AIA
Jason Takeuchi, AIA
John Fullmer, AIA
Liana Takamine, AIA
Lorena Yamamoto, AIA
Lisa van den Heuvel, Allied Member
AIA Honolulu Staff:
Julia Fink, EVP
Camilla Nicholas, Assistant Director
Jordan Schmidt, Admin & Events
Special Thanks To:
Austin Chun, Assoc. AIA
Jennifer Pang, Allied Member
Meet the Jurors – Professional Categories

Derrick Choi BwDerrick Choi, AIA (AIA Boston Society for Architecture) Senior Associate, Northeast Regional Aviation Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Raised in Honolulu and a graduate of Maryknoll High School, Derrick has been based in the Northeast for the last two decades while working on civic, infrastructure and transportation projects from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi. As a Regional Aviation Leader at Gensler, he is focused on leading teams in delivering connected, sustainable and equitable traveler experiences while balancing the obligations of fiscal responsibility with design and operational excellence.

Mayumi Dao BwMayumi Hara Dao, AIA (AIA Honolulu) Architect, John Hara Associates Inc. & Mayumi Hara Dao Architect, LLC

Mayumi Hara Dao is a third-generation Hawai’i architect who works on a range of projects from athletic facilities to single family houses. For the past 18 years, she has enjoyed collaborating with clients, architects, engineers and contractors from the beginning to the end of each project. She is always intrigued by the effects of weathering, door hardware and lava rock walls, and the ongoing pursuit of what it takes to create meaningful architecture in Hawai‘i.

Jennifer Park BwJennifer Park, AIA (AIA Chicago) Principal, Brininstool + Lynch

Jennifer Park has completed academic, commercial, residential, and retail projects in cities including NYC, LA, Mexico City, and Chicago. She is also the second year architecture studios director at Illinois Institute of Technology, has served on the Executive Committee for AIA Chicago’s board of directors, led the AIA Chicago Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at IIT. Jennifer’s accomplishments – and particularly her commitment to addressing diversity and equity issues – have resulted in her receiving various awards including the 2021 AIA National Young Architects Award and the 2019 AIA Chicago Dubin Family Young Architect Award.

Brian Strawn BwBrian Strawn, AIA (AIA Honolulu), Co-Founder of Strawn Sierralta & Principal Investigator, UHCDC

Brian is an architect professionally trained in user research and design strategy at the Institute of Design, founded as the New Bauhaus in Chicago. At the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, he conducts multidisciplinary design research projects as a Principal Investigator at the UH Community Design Center and teaches research-focused design studios and seminars at the School of Architecture. In parallel to his work at UH, Brian leads Strawn Sierralta, an award-winning architecture and design practice founded in 2003.

Polly Tice BwPolly Tice, Principal & Research Section Director, Mason

Polly leads the Research Section at MASON, overseeing the firm’s historical consulting work. Polly and her team advise a wide range of clients, from commercial and institutional property owners, homeowners, engineering and planning firms, developers, to government and military agencies on best practices for historic buildings. She enjoys working with other architectural, planning, and archaeological firms on a wide variety of historic property types including military buildings, residences, streetscapes, irrigation systems, and more. She believes that thoughtful design is a key ingredient in historic preservation.

Meet the Jurors – Student Categories

Jennifer Camp BwJennifer Camp, AIA (AIA Honolulu) Principal, hi•arch•y LLP

Jennifer’s passion for architecture and design was instilled in her at a very young age; as design, architecture, and engineering has been in her family for four generations. As a principal of hi•arch•y llp, Mrs. Camp brings over 25 years of experience to the team. She has extensive leadership experience in education and mixed-use projects locally on Oahu and in LA. Mrs. Camp is a board member and president of NAIOP Hawaii. She volunteers her time with non-profit organizations focused on sustainability and workplace satisfaction and safety. She is also a founding member of Hawaii Healthy Building Experts.

Kyle Hamada Bw 2Kyle Hamada, Associate Principal, Urban Works, Inc.

Kyle is an associate principal at Urban Works, Inc. In his 30 year architectural career he has worked on a variety of project types, including educational (PK-12 + higher ed), civic & public, health care, infrastructure, hospitality and residential. Kyle has led or was a member of several projects that have been recognized by AIA Honolulu design awards. Incidentally to this years student design program, while he was a student at the University of Hawaiʻ‘i SOA, his senior studio project received an AIA Honolulu student design award.

Kyle is currently a visiting critique at the UHM SOA and has previously held studio design instructor and adjunct assistant professor positions at the school.

Deidre Sterns BwDeirdre Stearns, AIA (AIA Honolulu) Associate & Director of Sustainability, AHL

Deirdre is a licensed architect in Hawai‘i and California. She is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, receiving her Doctor of Architecture in 2008. Deirdre has over fourteen years of experience in retail and mixed-use design. Her projects have taken her all over the world, most notably when she lived and worked in The Netherlands. This experience gave her unique perspectives on the practice of architecture and design. Deirdre returned to Hawai‘i in 2016 and is currently an Associate and Director of Sustainability at AHL.


Award Levels
  • Award of Excellence – Requires unanimous vote of the jury that a project excels in all aspects. Reserved for those projects which stand out from all of the meritorious award winners. This highest honor recognizes projects which are deemed to exemplify excellence of architectural design on all levels of analysis, and exemplify the highest standards to which AIA members aspire.
  • Award of Merit – Requires consensus from the jury that a project is deserving for a high quality of work overall. Granted to projects which display a high standard of architectural quality and design.
  • Honorable Mention – Responds to notable achievements in one or more particular project aspects; area(s) that stood out, as agreed through consensus by the jury.


Project Categories

Projects are submitted and judged in one of our six categories. The number of projects awarded in each category and the award level (Excellence, Merit, Honorable Mention or Distinctive Detail) shall be determined by the jury.

  • Residential – Completed projects including single-family residential; multifamily residential; residential housing community planning; and residential renovations, additions and historic preservation. Residential projects of various sizes and scope are welcome as long as the project involved substantial exterior alterations.
  • Commercial/Industrial – Completed projects including public and private developments of a commercial nature comprising retail, industrial, manufacturing, and hospitality. Commercial renovations, historic preservation, adaptive reuse as well as new construction projects are eligible.
  • Institutional – Completed projects including public and private developments of an institutional nature; K-12 and higher education; recreational facilities/ parks, hospitals and medical facilities and utilities.
  • Interior Architecture – Completed projects involving substantial interior and minimal exterior alterations. Examples of projects falling in this category are, but not limited to, tenant improvements and new tenant spaces within an existing (or by others and/or previously completed) exterior shell/ space. Also includes residential interior renovations with minimal exterior improvement.
  • Unbuilt – Unbuilt entries may include any project that is either commissioned (client sponsored) or intended for construction, or purely theoretical work not intended for construction, submitted individually (by AIA or Assoc. AIA), as a team or firm. The jury will review and select entries in this category based on creativity, originality, power and potential of the ideas presented. Winners for this award remain eligible for entry in the Built project categories when and if completed in the future.
  • Distinctive Detail – Created to honor individual building components and design features that on built projects until now may not have been recognized for overall achievement. Whether it be a prominent façade, a grand staircase, or a custom piece of furniture, the Distinctive Detail Award celebrates the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and spirit of innovation expressed by architectural elements big and small.
  • Community Impact Award (New for 2022!) – Recognizes projects that are designed to remove barriers and burdens, physical or abstract, empowering and enabling people to gather, connect, live, and function to their highest potential, ultimately bringing a community together. This award is unique in that it relies on the experiences of end users. Entries need not have a high level of design aesthetic but must demonstrate significant social impact.


Noelani Elementary School I.D.E.A. Center – Award of Excellence, Institutional
09 2022 Noelani Elementary School Idea Center Aia Design Awards

“The I.D.E.A. Center exemplifies that clarity of planning, thoughtful programming, and an environmentally conscious relationship to site can result in a beautiful facility that will support the local community for decades to come. Careful attention to natural ventilation and daylight has resulted in inspiring and safe learning spaces that will undoubtedly inspire the design of learning spaces across Hawai‘i in the future. This project is a case study in doing a lot with a tight budget.” — Jurors’ Comment | Photo: Kevin Loo-Chan, AIA

Firm: Urban Works, Inc.
Additional Firms: WCP Inc. (Environmental Assessment), Ki Concepts (Landscape Architect); Sam O. Hirota, Inc. (Civil Engineer); Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc. (Structural Engineer); Interface Engineering, Inc. (MEP Engineer); Nash Architectural Solutions, LLC (Specifications); Lensa Consulting, LLC (HI CHPS); BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design (Acoustical Consultant); J. Uno & Associates (Construction Cost Consultant), Geolabs, Inc. (Geotechnical Engineer), Garcia and Associates (Archaeological Monitoring)
Client: State Department of Education
Contractor: Ralph S. Inouye Company
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawai‘i

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Photo: Kevin Loo-Chan, AIA

The I.D.E.A. (Innovate, Discover, Explore, and Achieve) Center represents an opportunity for our students to become problem solvers through the use of our library, computer lab, and makerspace,” says Bryan Gusman, Principal of Noelani Elementary School.

The library’s clerestory windows provide daylight for young readers to enjoy Noelani’s substantial book collection from reading nook window seats; the makerspace is designed for gatherings and project- based learning.

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Photo: Kevin Loo-Chan, AIA

“Our ambition was to design a contemporary building that was functional and flexible for its users. An example is its placement on the campus to further define the school’s main open space. The covered walkway and entry lanai provide protection for parents enjoying the school’s annual May Day program while serving as a place for students to gather informally before and after school,” says Lorrin Matsunaga, AIA, Principal, Urban Works. The sawtooth roof supports sustainable water management and supplies school gardens.


Musubi House – Award of Excellence & Hawaiʻi Home + Remodeling Editor’s Choice Award
09 2022 Musubi House Design Awards

“This project fulfills its promise of lightly touching the ground and deftly engaging its site context as a net-zero energy ship floating on its metaphorical sea of grass along the Hamakua Coastline of the Big Island.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Darran Bradley Photography

Firm: Craig Steely Architecture
Client: Guy & Stacey Brand
Contractor: Kauhale Kilohana Builders
Location: Paʻauilo, Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi

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Photo: Darren Bradley Photography

The Musubi House is named for its resemblance in plan to the beloved food. Located on 100 acres of remote grassland and ‘ōhi‘a forest along the northeast slope of Mauna Kea on Hawai‘i Island, its curving concrete walls designate the house’s three zones: bedroom/bathing, kitchen, and work/living. A triangle shaped atrium provides an outdoor room between zones with a cut Pahoehoe lava floor. Spaces flow through zones while maintaining visual contact with the rolling landscape.

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Photo: Darren Bradley Photography

“We strove for the highest standard in design as well as energy responsibility,” says architect Craig Steely, AIA of Craig Steely Architecture. “Equal thought went into creating inspiration and delight in the architecture as detailing an elegantly robust system for energy creation and storage.” The single family home is net-zero: operating off-grid, it’s completely self-sufficient, powered by an advanced photovoltaic panel and battery storage system with all domestic and landscape water harvested, filtered, and stored for use.


Hawaii Employer’s Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) Tower Renovation – Award of Merit, Interior Architecture
09 2022 Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company Hemic Tower Renovation Aia Design Awards

“This renovation skillfully crafts each workspace, resulting in a thought-out layout, creative use of materials, and provides innovative design specifically suited to the needs of HEMIC’s employees.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Hi Media Creative

Firm: Ferraro Choi and Associates Ltd
Additional Design Firms: Osaki Creative Group; WSP Hawaii Inc.
Client: HEMIC
Contractor: Jay Kadowaki Inc.
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

Guided by the Hawaiian word “Kupu Aʻe” (to grow forth), HEMIC renovated an existing downtown office building to meet the economic, social, and cultural needs of their clients and employees, whose well-being factored into every design decision. Inspired by Honolulu’s ahupua‘ a, the lobby utilizes reclaimed structural beams from Ward Warehouse. The heart of the office is the second floor multi-purpose gathering hub with a kitchenette, open dining, balconies, spaces for wellness and nursing, collaboration, training, and meeting rooms. The basement recreation room enables staff to unwind and shower after exercising or biking to work.


Punahou School, Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2-5 – Award of Merit + Hawaiʻi Energy Award for Energy-Efficient Design, Institutional
09 2022 Punahou School Sidney And Minnie Kosasa Community For Grades 2 5 Aia Design Awards 2

“An impressive collection of buildings and site features provides what can only be a pleasing, meandering experience where young students can explore and learn.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Punahou School; Design Partners Incorporated; Douglas Peebles

Firm: Design Partners Incorporated
Additional Design Firms: PBR Hawaii & Associates, Inc. (Landscape Architect); Shigemura, Lau, Sakanashi, Higuchi & Associates, Inc. (Structural Engineers)
Client: Punahou School
Contractor: Nordic PCL Construction Inc.
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2-5 creates an educational neighborhood that represents Punahou’s commitment to sustainability, progressive educational pedagogy and mission for a collaborative, cultivating environment. With 28 studio classrooms, a music and art center, K-8 learning commons, and a technology center with creative learning centers, administrative offices and multi-purpose/central commons, there is experiential movement throughout the spaces. The Hawaiian notion of ahupua‘a serves as the project’s conceptual and physical framework. The design supports inquiry-based learning in spaces that allow students to discover their own relationship to nature and the environment, inspiring a green future.


The Kobayashi & Kosasa Family Dining Room at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children – Award of Merit, Interior Architecture
09 2022 The Kobayashi Kosasa Family Dining Room At Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children Aia Design Awards

“This vivid dining room delivers an experience so engaging and dynamic it seems to transport guests to another place. Entered through an appealing ‘mauka’ bamboo forest, the dining room opens into a vast, makai cobalt aquaria. This fantasy environment provides parents and children a much welcome escape from hospital realities.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

Firm: Peter Vincent Architects
Client: Hawaiʻi Pacific Health
Contractor: Constructors Hawaii Inc.
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

The Kobayashi & Kosasa Family Dining Room provides a place of respite, rejuvenation, and nourishment. The space is designed for mental and social well-being, effectively maximizing natural light, the highest level of indoor air quality, and acoustical mitigation through soffit clouds. Varied seating options create welcoming spaces. The lanai provides relief from the medical center’s cold temperatures with additional natural light. The Keiki Zone’s ocean-themed interactive flooring creates a fun play area. The high exposed ceiling is painted ‘sky’ blue to brighten the space. The design supports mental, emotional, and physical health for patients, families, staff, and the community.


Turtle Bay Resort – Award of Merit, People’s Choice Award, Commercial/Industrial
09 2022 Turtle Bay Resort Aia Design Awards 2

“This successful adaptive re-use of the 1970s Turtle Bay hotel complex is a radical transformation of program, parti and user flow that breathes new life into an iconic property while infusing a distinctively fresh sense of place and identity that will serve the hotel well for years to come.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Olivier Koning

Firm: WCIT Architecture, Inc.
Additional Design Firms: Dianna Wong (Interior Design); McCelvey Associates (Landscape Architect)
Client: BRE Hotels & Resorts
Contractor: Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.
Location: Kahuku, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

Set on 1,300 oceanfront acres, Turtle Bay Resort immerses visitors in its stunning landscape, nestled alongside five miles of coastline with secluded beaches, world-famous surf breaks, and a working farm on the North Shore. The light-filled lobby provides awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset views. Windows and door selections utilize high performance glazing and are hurricane resistant. New mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are energy efficient and low flow. The green planted roof over the lobby and restaurant provides a natural habitat for birds and insects, additional thermal insulation, and stormwater management.


Waialua Retreat – Award of Merit, Residential
09 2022 Waialua Retreat Aia Design Awards

“The cabin’s off-grid, elevated and temporary characteristics give a feeling of levity and playfulness, a place for contemplation and a threshold into the wilderness.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Aaron Yoshino; Rendering: My Tran

Firm: Tadpole Studio

The Waialua Retreat was designed for a couple and their three young children in rural O‘ahu, near historic Hale‘iwa.

The cabin is off-grid: an existing well provides water and sewage goes into a septic tank and leach field. With roof overhangs for sun protection, sliding barn doors, and windows for cross ventilation, the cabin’s energy needs are met by two solar panels. The structure’s location establishes visual connections to the stream and nearby Mount Ka‘ala while taking advantage of existing banyan tree shade. Raised in case of floods and to facilitate natural cooling, an ADA ramp offers accessibility.


The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawai‘i – Community Impact Award, Community Impact
09 2022 The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii Aia Design Awards

“With this project, the Salvation Army has provided the community with a brand new beginning. The Kroc Center allows community members to join one another in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, exercise, camaraderie within a well-designed, playful community playground. O‘ahu neighborhoods have always been connected by people, but few have such impressive elaborate community centers – this is a real gift to the community.” | Photo: David Franzen Photography, The Salvation Army

Firm: G70
Client: The Salvation Army
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.
Location: ʻEwa Beach, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

Located on  15 acres in Kapolei, the 120,000 SF Kroc Community Center is the largest facility of its kind in Hawai‘i, creating indoor and outdoor recreational spaces. Built on undeveloped land, reaching the site during construction required passing through cantaloupe patches. The complex includes many components: administrative offices, a conference and education center, a classroom complex, a pre-K school, a pool and athletic complex, and a gymnasium. Sheryl B. Seaman, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Vice Chair, Principal at G70, the firm that designed the project, says, “The center provides many programs and opportunities for multi-generations to come together to learn and play in a safe, accepting, and supportive place.” Philanthropist Joan Kroc awarded a grant to the Leeward Corp of the Salvation Army for its construction. “Joan Kroc wanted the Kroc Centers to provide state of the art facilities in underserved communities and that is the essence of Kroc Center Hawai‘i,” says Seaman.


‘Iolani School Kaneshiro Science & Innovation Center / Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Performance Studios – Honorable Mention, Institutional
09 2022 Iolani School Kaneshiro Science Innovation Center Sidney And Minnie Kosasa Performance Studios Aia Design Awards

“These labs and studios shine with an appealing mix of materials and colors, and the expansive fenestration draws
generous natural light into the learning spaces.” – Jurors’ comment | Photo: Markido Reed

Firm: G70
Client: ʻIolani School
Contractor: Allied Builders System
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

The labs and studios embrace a community-driven design layered with biophilic experiences. Students in grades K-6 are offered opportunities to find and cultivate their love for the sciences and performing arts.


University of Hawai‘i Life Sciences Building – Mayor’s Choice Award, Institutional
09 2022 University Of Hawaii Life Sciences Building Aia Design Awards

“Sustainable, efficient and flexible design solution that meets the ever changing research and teaching needs. Bravo!” – Jurors’ comment | Photo Oliders Koenig

Firm: G70
Client: University of Hawaiʻi
Contractor: Layton Construction Company, LLC
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

This new state of the art research and instruction facility brings Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and the Pacific Biosciences Research Center under one roof to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. The building is LEED Silver certified, mitigating the intense energy needs of laboratories through efficient systems, daylight and views, native landscaping, and low maintenance costs.


Mauka Concourse – USGBC Hawaiʻi Sustainability Award, Commercial/Industrial
09 2022 Mauka Concourse Aia Design Awards

In collaboration with U.S. Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter, USGBC Hawaiʻi Sustainability Award recognizes projects for their integration of design excellence with environmental performance. | Photo: KYA Inc; Roger Osentoski; Andrea Brizzi Photography

Firm: KYA, Inc.
Additional Design Firms: HOK (Pre-concept Consultant)
Client: State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Transportation – Airports Division
Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Location: Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi

The Mauka Concourse is the first major expansion improvement to HNL Airport in almost three decades. Integrated design for structural and mechanical systems earned the project LEED Gold certification, one of eight terminals in the nation to achieve this standard.


Student Design Awards

Reestablished in 2016, the Student Design Awards were created to honor student achievements in the design studio and provide a forum for student design excellence to be celebrated beyond the academic setting.


Hoà Hai Worker Housing – Award of Excellence, Graduate

The three main goals tackled by this project were 1) Community, 2) Affordability, 3) Adaptability.

09 2022 Hoa Hai Worker Housing Aia Design Awards

Students: Logan Aruga, Kenneth Guillen, Bryson Tabaniag, Austin Tse
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Wiki Hale – Award of Excellence, Undergraduate

An affordable, quick to assemble, and easy to deploy emergency structure for post disaster shelter.

09 2022 Wiki Hale Aia Design Awards

Students: Toby Baladad, Jasmyn Carlos, Demetrio Castillo, Bethney de la Torre, Gemma Halim, Noreen Ibana, Frank Jiang, Karolyn Jones, Brandon Keene, Rianna-Destri Lee, Angelie Mae Mariano, D’Elle Martin, Morgan Ohashi, Katelen Orquia, Ty Taguchi, Perscilla Tovar, William Von Seggern
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Pa‘akai – Mixed-Use Residential Complex – Honorable Mention, Graduate

09 2022 Paakai Mixed Use Residential Complex Aia Design Awards

Students: Chad Bolte, Kaylen Daquioag, Kaimana Tuazon, Hunter Wells
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Kewalo (Nature) Preserve – Honorable Mention, Undergraduate

09 2022 Kewalo Nature Preserve Aia Design Awards

Students: Herman Lau
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Ola Hou Youth Center – Honorable Mention, Undergraduate

09 2022 Ola Hou Youth Center Aia Design Awards

Students: Desiree Joy Malabed
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Zero Waste Center – People’s Choice Awards, Undergraduate

09 2022 Izero Waste Center Aia Design Awards

Students: Thanh Nguyen
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Student Distinguished Entrants

09 2022 Home Aia Design AwardsHome – Graduate

Students: Jayson Abeshima, B. Keolamaka‘i Annino, Nicole Bowman, Natasha Keshishian, Diana Rogova
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


09 2022 Awrising Aia Design AwardsA(w)rising – Undergraduate

Students: Dean Matsumura
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


09 2022 Kalia Coastline Boardwalk Aia Design AwardsKālia Coastline Boardwalk – Undergraduate

Students: Airon Castaneda
School: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture


Distinguished Entrants

AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea – Commercial/Industrial

09 2022 Ac Hotel By Marriott Maui Wailea Aia Design Awards

Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

Firm: AHL
Additional Design Firms: AXIS/GFA (Conceptual Design); SANDdesign (Interior Design)
Client: Dauntless Capital
Contractor: RD Olson Construction
Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i


Huihui Restaurant and Bar – Commercial/Industrial

09 2022 Huihui Restaurant And Bar Aia Design Awards

Photo: David Murphey Photography; Maui Total Visual; FSC Architects

Firm: FSC Architects
Additional Design Firms: Philpotts Interiors (Interior Design); PBR Hawaii (Landscape Architecture)
Client: KBHL, LLC
Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Location: Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i


KOA Federal Inspection Services Building – Commercial/Industrial

09 2022 Koa Federal Inspection Services Building Aia Design Awards

Photo: KYA Inc.; Roger Osentoski; Andrea Brizzi Photography

Firm: KYA Inc.
Client: State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation – Airports Division
Contractor: Nan Inc.
Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i


Mālama Market Pāhoa – Commercial/Industrial

09 2022 Malama Market Pahoa Aia Design Awards

Photo: Linny Morris Photography

Firm: G70
Client: The Sullivan Family of Companies
Contractor: Nan Inc.
Location: Pāhoa, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i


Brigham Young University – Hawai‘i Science Building – Institutional

09 2022 Brigham Young University Hawaii Science Building Aia Design Awards

Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography; Max Kim

Firm: AHL
Client: Brigham Young University – Hawai‘i
Contractor: Okland Construction
Location: Lā‘ie, O’ahu, Hawai‘i


Solomon Elementary School – Institutional

09 2022 Solomon Elementary School Aia Design Awards

Photo: Thomas Swan

Firm: Mitsunaga & Associates, Inc.
Client: State of Hawai‘i Department of Education
Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Location: Wahiawā, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


Waikoloa Middle School Classroom Building – Institutional

09 2022 Waikoloa Middle School Classroom Building Aia Design Awards

Photo: Andrew Richard Hara

Firm: WRNS Studio
Client: State of Hawai‘i Department of Education
Contractor: Nan Inc.
Location: Waikoloa, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i


Elemental Excelerator – Interior Architecture

09 2022 Elemental Excelerator Aia Design Awards

Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

Firm: Dean Sakamoto Architects, LLC
Additional Design Firms: Inatsuka Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineering); The Vanguard Theory (Interior Design)
Client: Elemental Excelerator
Contractor: J. Kadowaki, Inc.; The Albizia Project (millwork)
Location: Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai‘i


Modular GrowPods – Details for Urban Farming – Distinctive Detail

09 2022 Modular Growpods Details For Urban Farming Aia Design Awards

Photo: Adam Taylor Photography

Firm: OMIZU Architecture Inc.
Client: Mechanical Engineers of Hawaii Corporation (Mechanical Engineering); Bowers + Kubota Consulting (Electrical Engineering)
Contractor: MetroGrow Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai‘i


Punahou School, Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5, Hale Ka‘aumoana Outdoor Learning Center – Distinctive Detail

09 2022 Punahou School Sidney And Minnie Kosasa Community For Grades 2 5 Aia Design Awards 2

Photo: Punahou School; Douglas Peebles

Firm: Design Partners Incorporated
Additional Design Firms: PBR Hawaii & Associates, Inc. (Landscape Architects); Shigemura, Lau, Sakanashi, Higuchi & Associates, Inc (Structural Engineers)
Client: Punahou School
Location: Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai‘i


Luala‘i – Residential

09 2022 Lualai Aia Design Awards

Photo: Kyle Rothenborg; Marion Brenner Photography

Firm: Peter Vincent Architects
Additional Design Firms: Surfacedesign, Inc. (Landscape Architecture)
Contractor: MNM Construction
Location: O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


Suburban Single Family Residence Reinvention – Residential

09 2022 Suburban Single Family Residence Reinvention Aia Design Awards

Photo: Panaviz

Firm: Osvaldo Brighenti Architect
Additional Design Firms: Bahman Kheradpy (Structural Engineer); MCYIA Interior Architecture & Design (Interior Design)
Client: Joseph A. Bobich
Contractor: Intero Group Hawaii
Location: Kapolei, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


K-12 Student Center for Confidential Client (Commissioned Work to be Built) – Unbuilt

09 2022 K 12 Student Center For Confidential Client Aia Design Awards

Rendering: AHL

Firm: AHL
Location: Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai‘i


Victoria Place (Commissioned Work to be Built) – Unbuilt

09 2022 Victoria Place Aia Design Awards

Rendering: Maqe Rendingings, LLC; Binyan Studios

Firm: Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)
Additional Design Firms: Tihany Designs (Interior Design)
Client: Howard Hughes Corporation
Location: Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


Envisioning Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies in Waikīkī, HI (Non-Commissioned Theoretical Work) – Unbuilt

09 2022 Envisioning Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies In Waikiki Hi Aia Design Awards

Rendering: Ireland Castillo and Josephine Briones, Graduate Research Assistants, UH School of Architecture and Sea Grant; Tutors: Christopher Lomboy and Andrew Tang

Firm: University of Hawai‘ʻi (UH) School of Architecture Environmental Research and Design Laboratory; Hawaii Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design; UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology; Principal Investigator (PI): Wendy Meguro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Co-PI: Chip Fletcher, PhD; Graduate Research Assistants: Ireland Castillo, Josephine Briones; Outreach Coordinators: Eileen Peppard, Melanie Lander
Location: Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i



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