HALE ‘ŌLELO COLLEGE OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE

KA HAKA ‘ULA O KE‘ELIKŌLANI - UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT HILO

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CLIENT

University of Hawai‘i

LOCATION

Hilo, Waiakea, Hawai‘i

SIZE

36,000 sf

AWARDS

LEED Certified Silver

2010 AIA Unbuilt Award

2014 Kukulu Hale Award

Established in 1997, UH Hilo's College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, was named in honor of Ruth Keʻelikōlani Keanolani Kanāhoahoa, the 19th century high chiefess known for her strong advocacy of Hawaiian language and culture.

DESCRIPTION

The College of Hawaiian Language is a 36,000 square-foot classroom facility on the University of Hawai‘i Hilo campus. The programming for the building can be organized spatially into two wings – a faculty wing and a student wing – and connected by a covered ceremonial plaza at the entry level called the Piko.

 

The faculty wing houses the offices for the academic studies division chair, College director dean, professors, assistant professors, graduate student-lecturers and administrative support staff. The student wing includes the Performing Arts/Multi-purpose classrooms which can be combined to form a 200-seat auditorium, Distance Learning/Telecom classrooms equipped with permanent instructional AV systems, Technical Development and Data Center, library, computer lab, tutorial room and a student lounge.

 

Established in 1997, UH Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani, was named in honor of Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Keanolani, the 19th century high chiefess known as a strong advocate of the Hawaiian language and a defender of culture and tradition. The transference of knowledge is paramount to the survival of any culture.

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