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.
DAY 4: MON, SEPT 26
Bus to downtown for a walking tour ofdowntown Honolulu and the Capital District, which includes tours of the Mission Houses Museum and Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Buildings designed by such mainland architectural firms as Julia Morgan, York & Sawyer, Kohn, Pederson, Fox, Lincoln Rodgers, and Mayers, Murray & Phillip will be visited. Lunch is included.
DAY 5: TUES, SEPT 27
Bus to University of Hawaii for a walking tour of the campus, which will include the East-West Center, an early work of I. M. Pei. Visit houses and churches in Manoa Valley.
Visit: A variety of religious buildings in Makiki, go past the boyhood apartment building of President Barack Obama.
DAY 6: WED, SEPT 28
Morning: Bus to Chinatown for a walking tour of the area
Lunch: Duc’s Bistro
Visit (bus transportation): various residences and churches in Nuuanu, including the Honpa Hongwanji Temple and the nineteenth-century Greek revival style Queen Emma’s Summer Palace.
DAY 7: THURS, SEPT 29
Visit: Shangri La, built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke. Now a center for Islamic arts and cultures, the house was inspired by Duke's extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia and reflects architectural traditions from India, Iran, Morocco, and Syria. The interaction of the dramatic Hawaiian landscape, modernist architecture, Islamic art and the legacy of the founder continue to animate Shangri La today.
Lunch: Honolulu Museum of Arts, designed by Bertram Goodhue. Tour the museum and several churches and schools in the immediate neighborhood.
DAY 8: FRI, SEPT 30
Visit (bus transportation): The Kahala Hilton Hotel and a number of residences in the Diamond Head and Kahala area.
Bus tour of the east side of Oahu: Aina Haina, Niu, and Hawaii Kai
DAY 9: SAT, OCT 1
Bus tour of island of Oahu: See plantation villages, Haleiwa town, Valley of the Temples, and other sites.
DAY 10: SUN, OCT 2
About the FELLOWSHIP
A Study Program Fellowship is available for graduate students and emerging professionals to participate in this field seminar. The fellowship is funded by the Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars. Fellowship applications open on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1 at 5 pm CDT.
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