Sakamaki Hall University of Hawaii at Manoa
After many years of observing teaching sessions and conducting evaluations, it became apparent to Kathleen Kane, Director of Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support, that the most critical limiting pedagogical factor at Sakamaki Hall was its dated interior. She teamed with KYA to transform traditional classrooms into dynamic and colorful spaces with the latest features of a '21st Century Learning' environment.
Sustainable design strategies included mixed-mode ventilation, occupancy controls for lighting and HVAC, recycled building materials and furniture.
The main goal for this 23,648-square-foot renovation was to create an environment that would promote student participation and engagement. According to Kathleen and those that frequent the spaces now, that aim has become a reality; Sakamaki Hall is composed of spaces that offer students a range of flexible work areas, such as stand-up desks and versatile furniture. Sustainable design strategies included mixed-mode ventilation, occupancy controls for lighting and HVAC, recycled building materials and furniture, local building materials, indoor air quality management, and drip irrigation.
Outstanding Project Award, Learning By Design
Silver Citation, Educational Interiors Showcase, American School and University