Hawaiian Homelands Design Workshop
LocationHonolulu, HI
ClientUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa, School of Architecture

Collaborating with students and staff of the University of Hawaii School of Architecture and Planning and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, facilitators from Architecture for Humanity and the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative facilitated a school-wide workshop focusing on native-to-place architecture and multi-generational housing design with Native Hawaiians and Polynesian Islanders. The Hawaiian Homelands Design Workshop researched and developed design recommendations for implementing Native Hawaiian architecture as defined by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and developed climate-appropriate building approaches and and strategies for supporting cultural protocols, food production, and traditional lifeways through design.