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UH launches master of landscape architecture program

A site design exercise; students around a tree

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will offer a new professional graduate degree, the master of landscape architecture (MLA), beginning in fall 2018. Graduates will obtain a thorough knowledge of the core skills and applications of contemporary landscape architecture with a focus on sustainable design in tropical and subtropical, Hawaiian and Asia/Pacific environments. The MLA, the first landscape architecture degree offered in …

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Architecture Fulbright scholar will assist with Vietnam public housing design

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Architecture Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Vietnam by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. He will undertake teaching and research at Danang University of Science and Technology (DUT) in Danang, Vietnam, during the 2017–2018 academic year. Rockwood will collaborate with DUT architecture and civil …

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Giant inflatable structures give students valuable experience

Giant inflatable structures, some two stories tall, took over part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus at the end of the 2016 fall semester. It is the fourth straight year the inflatable, or pneumatic, structures popped up in the lawn between the School of Architecture and Hawaiʻi Hall. The pneumatic structures were designed and built by 43 students …

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House built out of Albizia wood might solve multiple sustainability issues

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture graduate Joey Valenti aims to solve several problems at once with his sustainable award-winning Doctor of Architecture project. Entitled “Rescaling Urbanism,” the winner of a $10,000 UH President’s Green Project Implementation Award aims to create a self described alternative framework for construction and housing, as demonstrated through his first scale model home. “I guess my …

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[VIDEO] Architecture is key for future Mars exploration

No one ever said space exploration would be comfortable. Inhospitable environments, deadly atmospheres, the possibility of storms and other natural outer space disasters—how will humans be able to both survive and thrive on places like Mars? One answer, is architecture. “Our entire lives, on other worlds, are going to be contained within the buildings we make while we’re there or …

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i-Lab opens at UH Manoa

The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated the grand opening of its new UH i-Lab (innovation lab) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Inspired by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the D.School, the University of Hawaiʻi has created a lab based on those same principles of exposing students to experiences that get them involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. “Our …

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David Rockwood selected as Fulbright specialist

David Rockwood

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist’s project in Vietnam at Danang University of Technology during the summer of 2014. His research will focus on the examination of existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution of new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country. “I am most honored to have …

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