Still images of Snyder Hall demolition, Ching field replacement

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
Director, UH Communications
Posted: Jun 4, 2021

Snyder Hall demolotion begins.
Snyder Hall demolotion begins.

Snyder Hall demolition

Snyder Hall demolition images:

  • Images of the start of demolition today, Friday, June 4 and images of the new Life Sciences Building where the occupants were relocated

  • The demolition is scheduled to be complete in mid-July

  • Snyder Hall is a five-story concrete building that opened in 1962

  • The former occupants of  Snyder Hall were relocated to the $65-million Life Sciences Building, which opened in July 2020.

  • The Snyder demolition marks the start of Phase 2 of the UH Mānoa Mini Master Plan

  • State lawmakers budgeted $70 million in the 2021 legislative session for a replacement building that will include flexible learning and office spaces that support modern methods of online delivery, collaboration and advising.

  • Phase 1 of the UH Mānoa Mini Master Plan was the demolition of Henke Hall in 2017 and the construction of the Life Sciences Building in its place on the Diamond Head end of McCarthy Mall.

  • Snyder is the first of four buildings (Holmes Hall, Keller Hall, Kuykendall Hall) identified in the Long Range Development Plan that have to be replaced or renovated because of age and condition.


T.C. Ching Athletics Complex field replacement

Clarence TC Ching field images:

  • Images of T.C. Ching Athletics Complex without a field

  • The $1.8-million project includes installing new turf and a new scoreboard at the T.C. Ching Athletics Complex

  • The turf replacement work began in May and is scheduled to be complete by early July

  • The old turf has been removed, and the area is being prepared for the new turf

  • A separate $8.3 million project, also currently underway, is preparing the facility to host UH football for the next three seasons starting on September 4

  • That project includes adding grandstands (to increase capacity to 9,000 seats), hospitality suites, six new press boxes, electrical and telecommunications upgrades, field goal netting, game clocks, new concession capacity and temporary bathroom facilities.

  • The fast-track project was initiated after UH was notified in December 2020 that Aloha Stadium would not be available to host fans for the next three football seasons.