Design Elements for a Vertical School Case Study: Kaka‘ako. Tetsutani, Sho M.
dc.contributor.department Architecture 2019-05-28T19:28:39Z 2019-05-28T19:28:39Z 2018-05
dc.subject Vertical School
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Architecture
dc.title Design Elements for a Vertical School Case Study: Kaka‘ako.
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract This dissertation proposes the vertical school as an opportunity to reconceptualize the design of public school facilities in Hawaiʻi. In recent years, Honolulu has seen an upward growth in population and development. With an increase in population and limited available land in an urban environment, the vertical school becomes a viable school typology. During the summer of 2017, Professor Karla Sierralta, the principal investigator, led a research project to study potential concepts and design guidelines for this novel typology, to be located at the Pohukaina site in the Kakaʻako district in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Part of this project involved an intense four-week design workshop for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education. Jason Hashimoto, Chris Songvilay, and the author served as student project assistants for this investigation. This dissertation continues Professor Sierralta’s investigation of the vertical school typology as a potential prototype to improve learning environments for public school students in Hawaiʻi. To enhance the education of Hawaiʻi’s Keiki this study aligns the development of the child and pedagogical models with architecture and the environment and creates a conceptual design guideline centered around the child- encompassing three concepts- Play, Nurture, and Learn. These guidelines will highlight elements needed for a highly functional learning environment. This dissertation culminates in applying the guidelines to the conceptual design for a vertical elementary school in the Kaka’ako neighborhood of Honolulu. The guidelines and design will provide future designers and architects with ideas for a conceptual approach to develop future vertical schools in Hawaiʻi.
dcterms.description D.Arch. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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