NAC was selected as part of a public-private partnership team to design The University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, Multi-Family Housing and Early Leaning Center.
The project includes homes for 575 graduate students and faculty, childcare services, and retail space. In addition, shaded commons will be included to physically connect pedestrians and residents to the Mānoa Stream and the Center for Hawaiian Studies. The project Incorporates elements that reflect the traditions, history, and spiritual significance of Mānoa. Paul Hanson, an associate principal for NAC, notes, “Enhancing Hawaiian culture and the culture of the University are at the heart of the project.”
On track for LEED Gold performance, the energy efficient project will set a precedent for ecologically sensitive and sustainable campus development.