Our solution transformed the site into it's own ahupua'a--literally and figuratively, a political and ecological unit of land designed to meet the needs of the human community living within it. The school was envisioned as an Educational island and the Learning Center Site as an ahupua'a to be used as a teaching icon that embodies, illustrates and support the Hawaiian values of Malam, aloha, lokomaika'l, imi'ike, ho'okuleana and na'au pono.

Building type:Institution
Competition 2003
Malama Hawaii
25,000 sq feet
Completed 2004
Primary components:
 Ipe Wood, Stainless Steel, Stucco, rammed earth, earth roofs, 
ceramic fritted glass