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SHADE Pau Hana & Kick Off

  • Center for Architecture 828 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI, 96813 United States (map)

Chinatown Urban Acupuncture Project


Council Chair Ernest Martin; Council Member Carol Fukunaga; Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland; Representative Karl Rhoads; Scott Wilson, AIA, AIA Honolulu President; Harrison Rue, Community Building & TOD Administrator; Pono Shim

What is SHADE? It stands for SUSTAINABLE HUMANITARIAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN for the EARTH (SHADE), and is a professional alliance of innovative planning, architecture and design firms and individuals interested in making better built environments in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

What is the Chinatown Urban Acupuncture Project? This is a project to help improve our Chinatown and Shade is seeking collaboration among community members and organizations to work with environmental design and planning interns and practicing professionals. Most pressing is the need to prepare this community and its patrons for the City's rail system and a Transit Oriented District (TOD) in Chinatown.

Come and find out more.......on how we can plan and implement specific design intervention(s) which will instigate a healing process toward a more sustainable and prosperous Chinatown. 

Collaborators include Senator Suzanne Oakland Chun, Council Member Carol Fukunaga, Representative Karl Rhoads, Enterprise Honolulu, AIA Honolulu RUDC, Hawaii Heritage Center, BCause, and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP).