Citation of Merit
The jury awards an Inventory/Survey Citation of Merit for the exhibition “Tropical Modernism at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.” Held September 25-28, 2019, the exhibition covered high points of campus design over the last seventy years, recognizing the University’s special relationship with the Tropical Modern movement, and highlighting its multi-cultural context which saw architects such as Ted Vieira, George K.C. Lee, Takashi Anbe, Hideo Murakami, and a young I.M. Pei experience greater opportunities for commissions. The exhibition was supplemented with a 36-page brochure profiling every architect involved in campus buildings as well as the people after whom the buildings were named, which was the first time this information was collected in one place. Information about the buildings presented in the exhibition lives on through the Haigo & Irene Shen Architecture Gallery website.
"It's a serious look at a university campus’s architecture... I wish that all college and university campuses would follow suit.”
School of Architecture, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Bundit Kanisthakhon (Curator), Graham Hart (Exhibition Guide), William Chapman (Research and Text), Andrea Brizzi, (Photography); Don Hibbard (Historian and Editorial Assistance); Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery; School of Architecture, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa