LAND SEA SHELTER CULTURE: A Multimedia Exhibition of Modern Architecture in Hawai'i

June 30, 2022

Land, Sea, Shelter, Culture -- a story of modern architecture in Hawaiʻi

A multimedia exhibition of architecture in Hawaiʻi celebrating AHL's 75th anniversary of creating renowned structures that have shaped our culture. Free, open to the public, no registration required

This month-long exhibit about modern architecture in Hawaiʻi and how it has shaped our community celebrates 75 years of iconic structures from one of the most influential architecture firms in the Pacific Rim, AHL. This multi-media event is free and open to the public daily during the month of July. In addition to the month-long exhibit, special events include two panels with expert speakers:

"Shaping Community Institutions" on July 14, 5:30p to 7p.

Urban institutions allow us to function and grow as a society and reflect the needs of the community. Panelists will discuss the design and programming of our institutions.

Panelists are Deborah Spencer Chun, president and chief executive officer of Adult Friends For Youth and a participant in the Women In Prison project; Joshua Hargrove, general manager of Prince Waikiki hotel; and Vince Baldemor, Ed.D, associate athletics director, University of Hawaii. Moderated by Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED AP, AHL.

Watch the recording here.

"Mid-Century Modern Architecture" on July 20, 5:30p to 7p.

Exploring the history and future of Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Hawai'i.

AHL will host a panel discussion exploring the development and application of mid-century modern architecture in Hawai‘i. As the styles, materials and building technologies changed in the aftermath of World War II, a distinctly Modern style developed internationally. This panel will explore how the style was expressed in the United States and its regional interpretation and application in Hawai‘i.

AHL Architect Katie Stephens, AIA, will moderate a panel with William Chapman, Ph.D. (University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture); Kiersten Faulkner, FAICP, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation; Don Hibbard, Ph.D., architectural historian and author; and Graham Hart, AIA, Docomomo Hawai‘i/Kokomo Studio. The panel will share significant examples of modern buildings, structures and landscapes from the mid-twentieth century, with an overview of their signature characteristics relating to art, design and construction techniques. The group will also share insights on ways to identify, interpret, share and preserve this architectural legacy for current and future generations.

Watch the recording here.

"Adaptive Re-Use" on July 26, 5:30p to 7p.

Creativity can take existing, disregarded structures and make them relevant again.

Adaptive re-use refers to the process of reusing an old site or building for a new purpose. The evolution and possibility of multiple uses over a building’s lifetime is an economical and environmentally sustainable solution to the cost and carbon footprint of new buildings.
This panel will discuss some amazing adaptive reuse projects in Hawaii and how the process can shape our communities’ futures.

Panelists are Tanya GM Hemmings, Fung Associates; Matthew Gilbertson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, MGA Architecture; Deirdre Stearns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, AHL. Moderated by Virginia Murison, AIA.

Watch the recording here.

Support Hawai'i's Historic Preservation Resources

All events are free and open to the public at Art at Mark's Garage. No registration is required for entrance.

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