The new classroom buildings at the Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO) feel both ancient and contemporary, exemplifying the school’s mission to provide a 21st century education steeped in native Hawaiian language and culture. When viewed together, the buildings appear curvilinear, a nod to traditional Hawaiian architecture.
The 9,100-sf Hālau Poki’i, home to preschool classrooms through grade 5, and the 6,200-sf Hālau Puke, a native library for school and community use, are organized around a large, round pico (center in Hawaiian) and share a modular design that accommodates multiple classroom configurations to support varying class sizes and teaching models.
Honors and Awards
AIA Honolulu Award of Merit 2013 | BSA Educational Facilities Honor Award 2013
|Type||New Academic Facilities|
|Client||Kanu o ka 'Āina Learning ʻOhana|
|Size||15,300 square feet|
|Architectural Team||David Croteau, Principal-in-Charge; Joseph Marshall, Project Architect|
|Consultants||Structural Engineer: Walter Vorfeld & Associates; Civil Engineer: KN Consulting Services; Electrical Engineer: Moss Engineering; Mechanical Engineer: Hakalau Engineering; Landscaper: Ki Concepts; Cost Estimator: CostPro|
|Photographer||Matthew Millman Photography|