University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center – A New Platform for Community Design in Hawai'i
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. HST
Honolulu, HI, United States
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This panel presentation introduces the University of Hawaii Community Design Center (UHCDC), a hybrid teaching practice established by the School of Architecture in August 2016, building on the school’s a 40-year tradition of public interest studios. UHCDC provides an expanded platform for applied interdisciplinary research, planning, and environmental design inquiry, offering service-learning and professional development opportunities to students through coursework, internships, and post-graduate employment. Since its inception, the center has generated academic opportunities for over 100 students in UHCDC project-related courses, employed over 40 student interns, and engaged 21 faculty members in 6 departments as principal investigators or consultants on projects for public or non-profit entities. The panel will provide an overview of UHCDC projects and practices and reflect on the ways that Hawai'i's context has shaped a unique proof-of-concept model for community design. The faculty panel will present in-progress work focused on connectivity, coastal resilience, and transit-oriented development.
Cathi Ho Schar
Paul Luersen, firstname.lastname@example.org