SHADE Weekly Newsletter July 5 - July 8

On this short week, the SHADE interns were treated to a presentation by Joel Kurokawa on Sustainable Landscape Design.  Joel presented his and his firm's (KI Concepts) work to help the interns learn about how landscape design can impact not only the experience of the user, but also the experience of the building.  He explained that his design process is a layering process, taking in the cultural aspects, historical aspects and the overall concept in order to create a cohesive and homogeneous design.

 Joel Kurokawa speaking with the interns about KI Concepts

Joel Kurokawa speaking with the interns about KI Concepts

Friday, the SHADE Interns prepared and presented their project ideas and concepts in front of PBR Associates and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting Transit-Oriented Development.  The interns were split into pairs and presented a section of the TOD Action Plan to analyze, document and design short-term projects that could be presented in preparation for future development for the town of Waipahu.  During this time, SHADE mentors, partners and sponsors gave important feedback for the interns to improve before the Waipahu Community Meeting on July 13.

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