80,000 GSF, 7,430 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Programming
Award of Merit -- On the Boards, PRIDE Awards
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The College of Pharmacy project integrates educational spaces, clinical training and research laboratories. Its modern interpretation sets it apart on the campus, yet the design respects the unique cultural elements of Hilo and protects the sensitive environment and limited resources of the island.
Blending Pacific Island heritage with Western science, the facility design brings state-of-the-art services and amenities for pharmaceutical science and teaching under dramatically sloping roofs evocative of volcanic mountains, or of traditional hale – Hawai'ian for "home.”
SmithGroupJJR joined Honolulu's WCIT Architecture in designing this highly flexible and functional, yet captivating, academic building.