Kamehameha Schools & UH
Kapa‘akea, Honolulu, O‘ahu
The Mōʻiliʻili Gateway Project will revitalize dilapidated area into a culturally diverse, dynamic, walkable town center that offers creative, intellectual, and authentic experiences that are appropriate for the surrounding communities and University of Hawai‘i students.
Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawai‘i are collaborating on a vision for Mō‘ili‘ili lands that Kamehameha Schools owns in the UH area. Leaders from the two educational institutions meet as part of a long-term partnership dubbed Hui Ho‘opili ‘Āina. KS and the UH signed an agreement to work on five initiatives, which includes incorporating the trust’s Mō‘ili’ili lands through the redevelopment to increase student retention and create a channel from UH community colleges to the Mānoa campus, with a focus on helping Native Hawaiian secondary education student success rates. WCIT was given the task of conceptualizing a master plan for a great college town that has the kind of amenities for students that would like to go there as well as the community that lives around it. WCIT and DTL held a series of engagement charrette between KS and UH Leadership teams. The ultimate outcome was focused on the Native Hawaiian kids to be there and have services there for them to feel like they’re a part of the action. The master plan is reflective of interviews, charrette outcomes and the design teams creative solutions to a multitude of community problems. WCIT completed a master plan for Mō‘ili‘ili that addressed concerns from university education and housing to commercial development.