Hawaii Architectural Foundation

Hawaii Architectural Foundation The Hawaii Architectural Foundation connects people to the profound influence of design and stimulates education and public engagement in shaping our islan
The Hawaii Architectural Foundation (HAF) is a non-profit organization and gained 501c3 status in 2003. Hawaii has now joined 24 other states, District of Columbia and four national foundations in similar efforts. HAF provides a tax-deductible way to fund appropriate AIA-related activities that the architectural community has never before had available.

A testament to thoughtful and wonderfully executed design.
10/29/2019

A testament to thoughtful and wonderfully executed design.

Katie Stephens hosted a tour of the Lemmon, Freeth, Haines & Jones (now AHL) designed Wesley Foundation building as part of the Docomomo International University Avenue Modernism tour. Originally built in 1958, the complex has endured the test of time and remains remarkably unaltered, serving the same use as the original design.

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
09/23/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

Discover beautiful Modern Honolulu, with some of our most profound achievements of architecture through time. FACT: this is the first time that Honolulu will host a Modernism tour at a national stage in the architectural history of Hawai’i. It is a celebration of the past and preservation of the future. We are extremely delighted to have everyone from all corners of the country to gather here in Hawaii and celebrate this momentous occasion! #MixedModern2019 #MXDMOD
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pic here of breezeblocks of Makīkī - hunt them down at our very own Makīkī Modern Tour
#docomomous #docomomohi #modernism #hawaiisymposium #waikiki #waikikimodern #tropicalmodernism #sightsandsounds #tropicalmodern #midcenturymodern #midcentury #hawaiianmodern #vintagehawaii #hawaii #modernarchitecture #designporn #tropicalvibes #breezeblock
Pics courtesy of @hawaiimodernism

HONBLUE Inc.
09/18/2019
HONBLUE Inc.

HONBLUE Inc.

We are so looking forward to this!
HONBLUE is a supporting sponsor of DOCOMOMO Hawaii and the Docomomo_US National Symposium 2019: Mixed Modern

See you there!

PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc.
09/17/2019

PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc.

Come and visit our #parklet at 841 Bishop Street on Friday, September 20. #ParkingDay2019 #ASLAHawaii

🙌🏼
09/06/2019

🙌🏼

Hit the Surf, Jack! 🏄🏻‍♂️🌴🌊 “Wish You Were Here”
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@thesurfjack • The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club is proud to be our official Mauna Loa Sponsor for the 2019 @DocomomoUS National Symposium to be held in Honolulu, Hawai’i from September 25th - 28th. As a distinguished sponsor, The Surfjack has been a trendsetter in Midcentury Modern Design, reviving retro Waikīkī to its current glory days from the yesteryear. We have collaborated with The Surfjack, by curating a map of “Waikīkī Modern” - a self guided tour for MCM enthusiasts of new and old. Please see our pics for details!
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The Surfjack is one of our official premier hotels the symposium delegates will be staying at, and they will also host our MXD_MOD Cocktail Club on Thursday, Sept 26th and our VIP Pau Hana Party on Sept 28th. Our delegates are in a for a special treat when they stay at the Surfack.
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🙏🏼Mahalo nui to our Surfjack ‘Ohana who continues to support the efforts of preserving Hawaiian Midcentury! #culturearchitecture #MXDMOD #mixedmodern2019 #docomomous #docomomohi #thesurfjack #surfjackhotel #hawaiisymposium #waikiki #waikikimodern #tropicalmodernism #sightsandsounds #tropicalmodern #midcenturymodern #midcentury #midcenturyboutiquehotel #hawaiianmodern #vintagewaikiki #hawaii #modernarchitecture #designporn #tropicalvibes
Pics courtesy of @thesurfjack, @the_modernislander @lahainasoul

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)
09/04/2019

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)

Our Professional Development Committee presents.... Economic Forecast: Is a Downturn Coming? Wednesday, September 11, 12pm-1:30pm at the Center for Architecture. Register Online Today!
https://www.aiahonolulu.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1244853

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
08/29/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

P E T E’ S W I N G S
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The perfect hyperbolic paraboloid roof - The Waikīkīan Hotel Lobby, built in 1956 by George “Pete” Wimberly is an architectural masterpiece in itself and embraces Polynesian designs to its utmost potential. Wimberly came to Hawaii in 1940 as a "journeyman architect doing naval work at Pearl Harbor." After the war he worked with Howard Cook in the architectural firm of Wimberly and Cook. The rehabilitation of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel was one of his first jobs and many more followed. His work is typified by the use of local materials such as coral stone, lava rock, wood beams, thatch, bamboo, and glass; local "forms" such as flowing indoor/outdoor open spaces sheltered by big dramatic roofs with big eaves; and "liberal use of figurations, patterns and motifs derived from the cultures of the Pacific". See @thinktechhi ’s latest discussion about Polynesian Pop Architecture at website, as they journey back in time with @the_modernislander about how Hawai’i wonderful yesteryears. Join @watgdesigns, @docomomous, @docomomohi and @fishcakehawaii in celebrating Pete’s legacy at a special reception happening during the 2019 Docomomo US National Symposium in September. More details to follow in our newsletter and our social media pages! Stay tuned :) pic by @fotoaloha
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Pic by @the_modernislander
#MXDMOD #mixedmodern2019 #midcenturyprofile #modernaloha #alohaspirit #midcentury #kamaaina #waikiki #waikikian #celebratediversity #midcenturyhawaii #midcenturymodern #midcenturyarchitecture #thewaikikian #docomomo #docomomous #docomomohi #docomomointernational @hiltonhawaiianvillage

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
08/14/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

We are excited to announce our inaugural collaboration with Mori by Art + Flea, UNIQLO and HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori to host the first ever "Modernism Month" in the state of Hawai'i. In conjunction with the DOCOMOMO US National Symposium 2019, Mori Art + Flea will host two amazing events to celebrate Hawai'i's Modernism.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Pau Hana Artist Talk Wednesday with guest speaker, DeSoto Brown from the Bishop Museum
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join distinguished author and historian Desoto Brown (The Bishop Museum) as he takes you on a journey back in time to the optimistic years of the 1950s and '60s in the Aloha State, to see and hear how the islands would have been presented in a commercial promotional film of that time.

Hawaii ASLA
08/09/2019

Hawaii ASLA

What is PARK(ing) Day?
It’s an one-day international event that activates the metered parking space as a site for creative, political, and cultural expressions that lead to unscripted social interactions. Since its inception in 2005 in San Francisco, temporary mini-parks (aka parklets) are installed in hundreds of cities to demonstrate creative experimentation and activism.
Want to install a parklet?
Step 1:
Review the PARK(ing) Day Manual:https://www.asla.org/uploadedFiles/CMS/Events/Parking_Day_Manual_Consecutive.pdf
Step 2:
Contact us! The Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Hawaii ASLA) will be coordinating PARK(ing) Day in Honolulu.

Interested?
Email our Past Chapter President, Grace Zheng, for further details!


If you would like to be covered by our event insurance and receive help processing the temporary use permit, email Grace by Monday, August 26th.

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
06/10/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

H A W A I ‘ I C A L L S 🏝
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One of the many reasons to visit and attend the Hawai’i National Symposium this year in Honolulu, Hawai’i! Waikīkī of the days of the old and present welcomes you with the deepest Aloha🍹It’s always Pau hana time when you’re in Waikīkī...
When the work day is done, it's pau hana time—that means you'll be enjoying a mai tai and Hawaii's world-famous Diamond Head, Hawaiian sunshine, big surf, and white sand, all within walking distance of the symposium hub in Waikīkī . September 25th - 28th, Save The Date! Please say aloha to our featured speakers of the symposium and sign up for the latest news with our newsletter as well - by clicking here ♦️ https://mailchi.mp/54721f71fd48/mixedmodern2019

Mason Architects Inc.
06/03/2019
Mason Architects Inc.

Mason Architects Inc.

Discover Hawaii's mix of East-meets-West architecture on 9/26/19 at the 2019 National Symposium. Providing an introduction on Hawaii’s architecture, Glenn Mason of MASON, is an opening session speaker!

For additional information and a schedule of events, visit DOCOMOMO-US.ORG.

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
06/01/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

P I N K C O V E
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Kuhio Nui, Unknown, 1963
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It’s bizarre how this building was transformed from days of the old - currently not in its original state. Now known as the distinctive “Waikīkī Cove Apartment”. Built in 1963, the building itself has morphed into a form of expressionism with widespread use of concrete, the Waikīkī Cove’s curving walls and large “potholes” harkening back to the first Expressionists. The pinkish-peach color, which the Royal Hawaiian Hotel also has - is the result of the Portuguese influence on the culture here in Hawai’i. Even our famous @leonards Malasadas box is pink colored. Visit both of these amazing landmarks during our @docomomous National Symposium this September!
Vintage moment brought to you by 📸 @fotoaloha and @the_modernislander
#alohafriday #mixedmodern2019 #waikikimodern #kuhionui #waikikicove #MXDMOD #hawaii #honolulu #hawaiianstyle #tropicalmodernism #modernist #modernism #heritage #1960s #midcentury #waikiki #midcenturymodernism #MCM #hawaiimodernism #midcenturyhawaii #architecture #docomomohi #exploremodern #docomomo @ Kuhio Avenue

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
05/27/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

M O D E R N M E M O R I A L S
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The Valley of the Temples (1965)
Designed by master architect George “Pete” Wimberly. The building was designed to mimic a Native Hawaiian Heiau, using the tools of modern architecture, including its expressive skyward arch.
The memorial Parks in Hawai’i, one of the by-products of the city Beautiful and romantic movement, where families could settle their loved ones into a park-like setting, developed in twentieth century. Take a ride into the countryside of O’ahu to see the Modern structures that sit in these bucolic settings. Known for its graceful squared-off arches, reaching for the heavens, effortlessly displays how mid-century modern architecture can transcend itself and become more… much more. The Funeral Chapel too, with its modernist take on the popular church A-Frame, is exquisite and – not to overstate it too much – a revelation, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Ko’olau mountains. This place is a real must see! You must be registered for the Hawaii Symposium to sign up for this tour. Guests can add tours during the registration process or later via links found in the registration confirmation email. Individual tickets will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium six weeks prior to the event. Tickets available by clicking on our bio
Pic 📸 @the_modernislander #memorialday #mixedmodern2019 #georgewimberly #MXDMOD #hawaii #honolulu #hawaiianstyle #tropicalmodernism #modernist #modernism #heritage #1960s #midcentury #valleyofthetemples #midcenturymodernism #MCM #hawaiimodernism #midcenturyhawaii #architecture #docomomohi #exploremodern #docomomo
@ Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

#thisplacematters -
05/19/2019

#thisplacematters -

Have you noticed how great the No. 1 Capitol Place building at the corner of South Hotel and Richards Streets looks? Home to the Hawaii State Art Museum and State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the recent restoration/rehab project will receive a preservation award at our celebration on 5/31. https://bit.ly/2Hphh2q #2019HonorAwards #PreservationMonth #ThisPlaceMatters (Photo credit: Katie Stephens, G70)

In memoriam: Iconic architect IM Pei
05/19/2019
In memoriam: Iconic architect IM Pei

In memoriam: Iconic architect IM Pei

His imprint lives on at Kennedy Theatre and the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, two buildings at the University of Hawaii at Manoa that he designed.

Aloha, I.M Pei
05/17/2019
Aloha, I.M Pei

Aloha, I.M Pei

The East-West Center offers deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of internationally famed architect I.M. Pei, who passed away today at age 102. Pei designed a number of the East-West Center’s original buildings ­– his only work in Hawai‘i ­– which have been cited by the promine...

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
05/12/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

"Uwē Ka Lani Ola Ka Honua"
[When the heavens weep, the earth lives]
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Designed by Hart Wood (1949), the administration building for Hawaii’s Board of Water Supply Building @bwshonolulu (BoWS) c. 1958 boasts one of the city’s earliest and best examples of Tropical Modernism by effortlessly melding the International Style with Asian influences and adorning its façade with an oriental grillework sun screen application and ocean-imbued color. 😍The beautiful Sky bridge features a walkway with intricate Asian motives connecting the Beretania Pumping Station and the main building. The lacy fretwork of the façade embodies fluid movement. Also adorning this landmark is an old Hawaiian Proverb by Henry Kawaimapuna Ohumukini Sr. - the proverb itself is appropriate for this Aqua-colored edifice with immersive water themes that paid literal and figurative homage to our islands’ most price resource. Ahead of his time, Wood is a true believer in architecture appropriate to the local environment; a respect of the cultural heritage of the islands. Along with former partner/architect C.W. Dickey, Wood also designed several iconic buildings in the islands including the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House and the Alexander & Baldwin building. Come experience the exotic glory of it all at this year’s @docomomous Hawaii National Symposium September 25-28, 2019. Tickets available by clicking on our bio
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Pic 📸 @57longroof
#hartwood #MXDMOD #hawaii #honolulu #hawaiianstyle #tropicalmodernism #boardofwatersupplyhawaii💧 #modernist #modernism #heritage #1960s #skybridge #midcentury #midcenturymodernism #MCM #hawaiimodernism #midcenturyhawaii #architecture #hawaii #docomomohi #exploremodern #docomomo

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)
04/13/2019

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)

ARCHITECTURE MONTH in APRIL - STILL IN FULL SWING!

NEXT SATURDAY! Join us for an Architectural Walking Tour on the Punahou Campus on Saturday, April 20, 8am-12pm. Advanced registration and payment required. https://www.aiahonolulu.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1198991

The fabu DOCOMOMO Hawaii hosting the National Symposium!
04/10/2019
National Symposium

The fabu DOCOMOMO Hawaii hosting the National Symposium!

Join us this fall in Columbus, Indiana

This is happening this month! Check the schedule at AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)!
04/02/2019
Events around Honolulu celebrate Architecture Month

This is happening this month! Check the schedule at AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)!

The Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects is inviting the public to celebrate Architecture Month in April by signing up for events highlighting the importance of design and environmental awareness. Most events are free; however, reservations are required. Visit aiahonolulu.org/eve...

Edwin Bauer!
04/01/2019

Edwin Bauer!

Journalist Denby Fawcett & Docomomo Hawai‘i’s John Williams and Graham Hart share fascinating info about Hawai‘i architect Edwin Bauer's personal life, collaborators, exciting projects, & the mystery involving his disappearance on ThinkTech Hawaii. https://youtu.be/jeylQ39QAn0 Docomomo Hawaii #HawaiiModern #MidCenturyModern

For a guided look at historic Downtown Honolulu, book a tour with AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolu...
03/27/2019
7 Examples of Honolulu Architecture at its Finest

For a guided look at historic Downtown Honolulu, book a tour with AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter). The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects offers biweekly walking tours led by an architect or architectural historian. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required. Book at aiahonolulu.org/page/WalkingTours or call (808) 628-7243.

From Bethel to Beretania, Queen to King and everywhere in between, Downtown Honolulu houses eye-catching architectural feats.

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)
03/21/2019

AIA Honolulu (American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter)

2019 Architecture Month in April!
Attend our fun and educational events. https://www.aiahonolulu.org/page/ArchitectureMonth2019

AIA Honolulu is celebrating its 13th Annual Architecture Month and we are pleased to offer free and low-cost activities for members and the public during the month of April.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the State Capitol This March
03/16/2019
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the State Capitol This March

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the State Capitol This March

Almost exactly 10 years after statehood, Hawai‘i’s lawmakers made the move from a palace to the nation’s last state Capitol. Now, 50 years later, you’re invited to the celebration on March 15 and 16.

DOCOMOMO Hawaii
03/16/2019

DOCOMOMO Hawaii

FIFTY / FIFTY
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The 50th state celebrates 50th anniversary of The Hawaii State Capitol by John Carl Warnecke (1965) , this masterpiece is addressed on March 15, 1969 on the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Statehood bill by Congress. Governor John Burns used his opening address to the legislature to expound on the openness and spirit of Hawai‘i:

“The open sea, the open sky, the open doorway, open arms and open hearts—these are the symbols of our Hawaiian heritage…It is by means of this striking architecture of this new structure that Hawai‘i cries out to the nations of the Pacific and of the world this message: `We are a free people…we are an open society…we welcome all visitors to our Island home.’
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The Democracy By Design Symposium happening on March 15, 2019 will include sessions on the history of the site and how it was selected for the capital, an overview of the building and landscape features and characteristics, and the role it has played in urban planning and the development of the civic center. Historians will also discuss other sites that have been government and civic centers in the Hawaiian Islands from pre-Statehood eras, and how to support civic engagement and democracy. This event brought to you by the Hawaii State Legislature's Capitol Anniversary Task Force with the support of the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts and @historichawaiifoundation. This beautiful state Capitol, all lit up in its full glory is presented by @fotoaloha. Visit his Instagram page for more nostalgic moments of Aloha in our State history. @docomomous US National Symposium is proud to feature the Hawaii State Capitol in one of our exclusive Modernism tours this September.
#MXDMOD #mixedmodern2019 #modernaloha #midcentury #johncarlwarnecke #ahldesign #midcenturyhawaii #midcenturymodern #midcenturyarchitecture #hawaiistatecapitol #docomomo #docomomous #docomomohi #docomomointernational

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