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BUILDING VOICES


An ideas + action festival that collects diverse perspectives surrounding DESIGN as a framework for addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Hawai‘i. Events include: a symposium, an international design competition, a traveling exhibition, a forthcoming publication and other design-focused initiatives.

GOALS

  • Promote the value of design to create a positive impact in the built and natural environments.

  • Engage designers with the community and the state and local government.

  • Learn from a broad spectrum of local and global perspectives.

  • Debate complex issues about hawai’i and the Hawaiian archipelago.

  • Collect diverse ideas and collaborate on shaping an agenda for change.

 

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EARTH DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017:
a free symposium and exhibit will be open to the public. Other related events will be held throughout the month of April for National Architecture and Landscape Architecture Month.

VENUE: THE HAWAIʻI STATE CAPITOL.

ALL VOICES are invited: community members, citizen-experts, students, artists, inventors, designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, builders, developers, and city and state officials.


Seating is limited! Register now for access to the day's events and other materials.

 

COMPETITION


The BUILDING VOICES DESIGN COMPETITION is a single-stage international design competition seeking innovative solutions that address Hawai‘i’s unique geographic location, cultural richness, global visibility, and ecological diversity.

  • We seek new ideas for buildings, environments, landscapes, community programs, infrastructures, product designs, network concepts, service design offerings, transportation solutions, among others.

  • Prototypical solutions should be uniquely suited for Hawai’i and shareable globally.

 

Partnerships & Acknowledgements


BUILDING VOICES is presented by the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and the University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center in partnership with AIA Honolulu, ASLA Hawai‘i, APA Hawai‘i, AIAS Hawai‘i, US Green Building Council of Hawai‘i, and the University of Hawai‘i Office of Sustainability.
 

Building Voices Team:

Symposium Chairs: Cathi Ho Schar and Simon Bussiere
Competition Chairs: Karla Sierralta and Brian Strawn
Digital Team: Austin Chun and James Noh
Graphic Design: Chae Ho Lee

Special thanks to:
Daniel S. Friedman, FAIA, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Cultural Specialist: Zach Ikaika Bantolina, D.Arch