SHADE Summer Internship 2018

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The Call:

SHADE, a Honolulu-based collaborative design practice and training institute, is seeking select applicants in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture who have high levels of capability, interest and leadership potential in the area of public interest design related to urbanism and housing.

 

About SHADE:

SHADE stands for sustainable, humanitarian, architecture and design for the earth. Since 2015, the SHADE Institute, a non-profit subsidiary of SHADE, began its intern training and mentorship program which has collaborated with state and local governments, community organizations, and local planning and design professionals to provide urban and architectural analysis and design for transit oriented districts (TOD) on Oahu. SHADE Institute is funded by grants from the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, and numerous private donors and partners.

 

Terms of Internship:

SHADE will provide a stipend based on the selected applicant’s experience and financial need. The time period of this experience is for a minimum of 10 weeks and may be extended if project funding and intern interest/performance is positive. Applicants will be responsible for return travel to Hawaii and eight weeks of room/board. SHADE will provide housing options for interns to secure. SHADE programs are IDP and AIA CEU eligible.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Interns who are currently enrolled with advanced standing and/or recently graduated from an accredited professional university graduate or undergraduate program in architecture or landscape architecture. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated leadership potential and seeking a career in public interest/community-based practice. Prior professional experience preferred.

 

Application Procedures:

Submit the following via email to admin@shadegroupllc.com, by

APRIL 15, 5pm:

·   Statement of Interest (1 page max)

·   Resume listing your contacts, education and work experience

·   3 References (provide email and direct phone contacts for each)

·   Work samples which you think relate to this project (5 max, PDF format, reduced file size)

 

SHADE, which stands for SUSTAINABLE HUMANITARIAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN for the EARTH, is an alliance of innovative planning, architecture, and design firms and individuals interested in making better built environments in the rapidly urbanizing tropics. SHADE Institute provides pro-bono community planning/design through intern training and continuing education units for professionals. SHADE Institute is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 811670035. For detailed inquiries call (808) 591-5558.

River Walk Revitalization Petition

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The SHADE Urban Acupuncture Project envisions Chinatown as a diverse, multi-generational destination for both local residents and tourists. We can celebrate Chinatown’s rich heritage through the sustainable design of this community – its right-of-ways, historic facades, public spaces, amenities, and interpretive elements. We can strengthen Chinatown’s economic productivity by enhancing its physical connections to its adjacent districts and water frontage through intentionally designed pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular, and rail transit infrastructure.

Of the 12 project concepts proposed by the Chinatown Urban Acupuncture Project, we are requesting funding that was appropriated in 2016 (Ordinance 16-15, FY 2017) for the River Walk Market Project to design/build two modular market kiosks by using the existing trellis columns along College Walk and River Street.

The adaptive re-use of the former trellis structures would allow for business creation and expansion. Kiosk businesses should complement nearby businesses. New vendors could potentially include a newsstand, café, ice cream/shave ice, crack seed, or police outpost. Energy demands could be provided by roof top solar panels, a new grid connection, or both.

Currently, Riverwalk lacks the amenities necessary to make River Street a potential destination spot. By adding these inexpensive structures along River Walk, they will address issues of congestion, deteriorating infrastructure, sense of security, and environmental health in order to assist Chinatown to be a safer and healthier sustainable neighborhood. But in order to make River Walk a destination spot, the funding for the kiosk structures is vital which is why we need your support.

Petition will be forwarded to Councilmember Carol Fukunaga for her use.

 

If you would to help turn this market kiosk proof of concept into a reality, please e-mail us at shade.institute.hi@gmail.com stating "I support this petition" and we will add your name to our petition.



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July 17th Waipio Access Point Road Improvements: Aloha Clubhouse Community Meeting

   “I am worried about the abandoned vehicles on the High School side. Why isn’t the city doing anything to maintain that area? It’s getting worse on that side of the road. People are walking on the residents’ side. Last week a biker flipped in his front lawn because the road isn’t even. Many of the houses on the road are multi-resident, so parking is a need.” -   Resident Gary expressing his voice

“I am worried about the abandoned vehicles on the High School side. Why isn’t the city doing anything to maintain that area? It’s getting worse on that side of the road. People are walking on the residents’ side. Last week a biker flipped in his front lawn because the road isn’t even. Many of the houses on the road are multi-resident, so parking is a need.” -Resident Gary expressing his voice

Community members met at the Aloha Clubhouse in Waipahu to discuss plans for Waipio Point Access Road Multi-modal and Safety Improvements. The Access Road has been a community project for nearly 10 ongoing years stemming from the Aloha Clubhouse's need. The meeting was for residents of the Access Road to collaborate on parking, safety, flooding concerns. Attendees included residents, Waipahu High School Faculty, Aloha Clubhouse members, City Council.

Questions from the meeting are as follow:

a.   Has this project been approved by the city?

b.   How long will the process of getting the project approved be?

c.    Where will the funding come from?

d.   Is there a backup plan for the funding?

e.   Will there be street lighting in the plan

f.     How long will the project take to complete?

g.   How can people help?

h.     How is the Navy helping with the project?

i.     Does the Navy know about the project plans?

j.    How will people get along safely during construction?

 

Another community meeting will be held in the next couple weeks at the Clubhouse.