Morning sessions and registration begin in the morning at the East-West Center. The day will begin with an Oli, a native Hawaiian chant, and lectures will cover Hawaiian Modernism and Asian-American Architects in Post-War Hawaii. For lunch, guests will enjoy a self-guided walking tour from the East-West campus to the University of Hawaii Manoa campus. Afternoon bus and walking tours complete the day. An optional architectural cocktail crawl will take place in the evening.
Glenn Mason & Graham Hart
During this session the members of the symposium will be presented with an introduction to Hawaii’s architecture, with an emphasis on the impetus to develop an architecture appropriate to the Islands. Overviews will be provided on Hawaii’s architectural tradition, and the strong mid-century presence of modernism.
Alison Chiu, Alissa Carson, Lorraine Minatoishi, & Luca Guido
Exploring the influences of Asia upon Hawaii’s architecture, presentations will concentrate on the emergence of Asian-American architects in Hawaii during the post-war period, and their contribution to the continuing perspective of Hawaii as the crossroads of the Pacific where East meets West in harmony. In addition, the influence of Asia on the work of Bruce Goff, and in turn, his influence on Hawaii’s local architects will be considered.