About the Hawaii Seminar and it's schedule
Don J. Hibbard, author of Buildings of Hawaii, on an SAH Field Seminar in Hawaii customized for SAH members. Hibbard will bring the Buildings of the United States volume to life, with visits to many of the sites featured in the book, as well as several new buildings. Experience the unique architecture of Hawaii firsthand with content of the high caliber you have come to expect from SAH and access to sites not usually open to the public.
The “Crossroads of the Pacific,” Hawaii’s architectural heritage overlays a multicultural social dynamic on a sub-tropical setting. The last major Pacific island chain to claim Europe’s awareness, and the most isolated place on the globe in terms of proximity to a major land mass, Hawaii remained an independent Kingdom and Republic until annexed by the United States in 1899, which ultimately led to its admission to the Union in 1959 as the 50th state. The SAH Field Seminar will explore the distinct built environment of Honolulu, with a focus on the twentieth century.
DAY 1: FRI, SEPT 23
Depart mainland and arrive in Honolulu in the afternoon. Settle in at the Park Shore Waikiki Hotel. Reception in the evening at theOutrigger Canoe Club—a private club, usually restricted to members only—and a superb example of Hawaii’s mid-century modern architecture. Designed by well known Honolulu architect Vladimir Ossipoff in 1963, this “building that’s not a building” embodies an atmosphere of gracious living in Hawaii.
DAY 2: SAT, SEPT 24
A walking tour of Waikiki, tracing the development of the area as the engine for Hawaii’s visitor industry. The tour will include such major hotels as the Royal Hawaiian, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Halekulani, and Hilton Hawaiian Village, as well as St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church and other architectural delights.
DAY 3: SUN, SEPT 25
Visit: The USS Arizona Memorial of the Pacific, erected over the battleship USS Arizona, which was sunk on December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.”
Lunch: La Marianna, a Tiki Bar and Restaurant
Visit: The Liljestrand House, a 1950s tropical modern house designed by Honolulu architect Vladimir Ossipoff and other properties on Round Top and Tantalus, as well as thePunchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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