Project Detail

Kanu o ka 'Aina Learning ʻOhana | Halau Poki’i & Halau Puke

New Academic Facilities | Waimea, Hawaii

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

Time Span 2008–2012
Type New Academic Facilities
Client Kanu o ka 'Āina Learning ʻOhana
Size 15,300 square feet
Budget $6.9 million
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
Contractor Quality Builders
Photographer Matthew Millman Photography

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