SHADE Weekly Newsletter June 20 - June 25

Aloha All!


This week the interns were to document and analyze the data gathered from the June 14th Bus Tour with DPP and PBR, as well as the new data compiled from this week's site visit.  Everything was then compiled in a presentation in front of guest mentors and critics at the end of the week.

Monday, the interns were treated to a Zoom presentation by Aaron Vorwerk, who presented the program Autodesk InfraWorks 360.  This program will allow the interns to compile documented facades of buildings around the Waipahu TOD area to create a functioning, digital three-dimensional model.  This data can then be used to track changes, make changes, and document future projects in the district.

To learn more about Autodesk InfraWorks 360, click here.

 SHADE interns listening to Aaron Vorwerk discuss the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 program

SHADE interns listening to Aaron Vorwerk discuss the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 program

Tuesday, SHADE took a second site visit to the Waipahu TOD zone to document and analyze the scope of the Waipahu Action Plan area.  This was great for the SHADE interns because it not only gave them a deeper understanding of the area, but it also allowed them to experience the region that would be otherwise impossible to feel with a simple map.  With this new knowledge, the interns were able to start the preliminary stage of diagramming.

Wednesday, Andrew Tang visited the SHADE office to discuss his experience in architecture, as well as in Urban Design and Landscaping.  His presentation was both fascinating and inspiring.  Tang is currently working with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting Transit-Oriented Development planning division.

To learn more about the TOD, click here.

 Andrew Tang presentation for SHADE interns on previous Urban Design work.

Andrew Tang presentation for SHADE interns on previous Urban Design work.

Thursday, the DPP and PBR hosted the Waipahu TOD Action Plan Charrette, where they discussed the key places and points of the areas visited on the June 24th Bus Tour.  At this stage, the SHADE interns took notes on areas of improvement, and made notes on areas to focus on moving forward into this project.  This information will help project a clearer boundary for the interns to start the next step of the pre-design phase.

 Waipahu TOD Action Plan Charrette meeting.

Waipahu TOD Action Plan Charrette meeting.

Friday was the Pau Hana review, where interns were to present their analysis and documentation in front of SHADE mentors and critics.  Special guests Jeanine Centuori, Grant Murakami, Nathalie Razo, Vanessa Stockton and Denise Bekaert joined the interns to help them better represent their information graphically and effectively for the next phase of the project.  Thank you to all SHADE mentors, interns and critics who came!

Saturday, Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland held the annual Vibrant Chinatown Beautification Project.  This project helped the community of Chinatown refine and restore its street scaping by painting over fences, benches, street lights and sports equipment, as well as clean up any trash surrounding the scope of the area.

 Snippet from Honolulu Star-Advertiser featuring Dean Sakamoto, Kristen Patino and Regina Amirova from SHADE Institute.

Snippet from Honolulu Star-Advertiser featuring Dean Sakamoto, Kristen Patino and Regina Amirova from SHADE Institute.