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DURP Students Submit Site Plans to Daniel Inouye Center Competition


Students in Fall 2014’s PLAN 678 (Site Planning) developed conceptual site plans for the Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) Center for Democratic Leadership at UH Manoa as part of their final project.  The project involved creating design alternatives to activate the site where the proposed DKI Center would sit and strengthen its link to the goals and program for the proposed building.


On December 10, 2014, student teams presented their site plans to a panel of reviewers from the larger community of professional planners and distinguished guests including Denise Konan, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, members of the DKI Scholars Advisory Committee, and Dolores Foley, Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

The review panel (Bruce Tsuchida, Founder & President, Townscape, Inc., Mark Hastert, Co-Founder, Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners, Inc., Kimi Yuen, Senior Associate, PBR Hawaii & Associates, and Professor Luciano Minerbi, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, UH Manoa) evaluated the student presentations and shared their insights.  In January, 2015, the DKI Institute announced the DKI Center Student Project Award — $1,000 for the winning team.

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