Designing sustainable solutions earns UH faculty, students multiple awards

South Shore Promenade and Coastal Open Area Community Examine: Resilience and Connectivity by Design and style. (Photograph credit history: UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al.)

Delivering landscape architecture school, staff members and college students with a way to address their kuleana (responsibility, privilege) as a result of operate that improves Hawaiʻi’s created surroundings and landscape in resilient and sustainable ways acquired the College of Hawaiʻi Group Style Heart (UHCDC) various awards in October. The awards had been introduced by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Hawaii Chapter of the American Arranging Affiliation (APA).



2021 Urban Design Award, APA Hawaiʻi Chapter

2021 Award of Excellence (Evaluation and Planning), ASLA Hawaii

2021 Honor Award (Investigation and Communications), ASLA Hawaii

2021 Malama ʻĀina Award, ASLA Hawaii

  • Winner: UHCDC, acknowledged by Cathi Ho Schar, director, on behalf of UHCDC.

The Malama ʻĀina Award recognizes people or businesses outside the house the field of landscape architecture for distinctive initiatives in promoting the preservation and enhancement of Hawaiʻi’s landscape.

“The teaching and research initiatives of our landscape architecture college actually earned the center this prestigious recognition,” mentioned Ho Schar. “I’m grateful that the award shines a mild on their operate and our heart as a collective of designers and thinkers working to enable Hawaiʻi.

Lake Wilson: Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area Examine and Evidence-of-Thought Style and design. (Picture credit score: UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al.)

The APA Hawaiʻi Chapter awards realize work that exemplifies the arranging profession’s greatest ambitions and beliefs.

“We all place a large amount of electrical power and ‘love’ into our operate! It feels rewarding to see city landscape design investigation, such as these two state funded UHCDC projects I have had the pleasure of spearheading, along with a superb team of landscape and architecture students and staff members, regarded as progressive and award-deserving,” claimed Stilgenbauer, principal investigator of the projects and a professor in UH Mānoa’s Faculty of Architecture. “I seriously imagine that this sort of expert peer recognition speaks volumes in conditions of the effects and the true-environment contributions of UHCDC’s forward-seeking evidence-of-principle design function!”

UHCDC gives funded alternatives for collaboration, used study and employment that have the potential to make a real variance in this quickly-evolving world. Via Ho Schar’s leadership and tireless do the job in excess of the previous five yrs, the UHCDC has advanced into a perfectly-funded powerhouse of general public-curiosity apply fully commited to encouraging Hawaiʻi by structure.

“The center’s peer-regarded do the job, for instance jobs related to local climate disaster adaptation and coastal resilience structure, have manufactured a massive distinction for our faculty in phrases of recognition, as well as landscape architecture university student and school recruitment and retention,” explained Stilgenbauer, who directs the Learn of Landscape Architecture plan.

The UH team is grateful to Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, past Sen. Brickwood Galuteria—and the point out legislature as a whole—for believing in the ideas at the rear of these tasks and for funding the do the job. They also want to give a exclusive thank you to the Condition of Hawaiʻi Business of Setting up and Sustainable Growth, Section of Land and Normal Means and the Wahiawā group.

These awards are an example of UH Mānoa’s intention of Excellence in Investigate: Advancing the Analysis and Resourceful Work Business (PDF), Making a Sustainable and Resilient Campus Atmosphere: Within just the International Sustainability and Local climate Resilience Motion (PDF) and Boosting Pupil Good results (PDF), three of four targets discovered in the 2015–25 Strategic Program (PDF), up-to-date in December 2020.

rendering of Ala Wai in Honolulu
South Shore Promenade and Coastal Open Area Community Review: Resilience and Connectivity by Design and style. (Picture credit rating: UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al.)