University of Hawai‘i
Hilo, Waiakea, Hawai‘i
LEED Certified Silver
2020 AIA Award
The manaʻo, or reasoning behind the name, of Kihoʻihoʻi is from one of the kānāwai, or laws, of Pele after an eruption. In this case, it is ki hoʻihoʻi kānāwai, which is a call for a quick restoration of the land. The idea is that the name Kihoʻihoʻi for the hale, or house, represents everything that enters, exits, or is housed in this entity in order to promote restoration of both the natural environment and the culture of the Hawaiian islands, and to help restore the health of the global community as well.
The College of Pharmacy represents a significant commitment and investment by the State of Hawai‘i and will be a vital addition to a growing campus at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The impact on the campus will be substantial with the program and new facilities serving as a catalyst for future and sustained growth of health sciences programs. The new facility will support a core strength in research for the college that includes: discovery and synthesis of new drug entities from both natural and synthetic sources; NMR method development; separation science methodology development; natural product analytical method validation and application; bioassay development and application for the validation of current, new and yet to be discovered biologically active agents; development of new methodologies and formulations for targeting drugs to their intended sites of action with decreased toxicity and increased safety; new methods in clinical therapeutics; development of new and stronger collaborative efforts between pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals in managing drug therapy; drug metabolism, disposition, and toxicology; pharmaceutical care and the management of drug therapy in chronic conditions.