PROJECTS

BUILDING VOICES DESIGN COMPETITION EXHIBITION

A traveling exhibition is organized by the 5 critical topics of the 'Design Framework for Hawai‘i’s Built Environment'.

Strawn+Sierralta designed and curated an exhibition that clusters awarded designs and selected entries by the topics: Housing for All, Food Autonomy, Resource Independence, Community Centered Mobility, and Healthy Citizens. Several case studies are shown for each topic to illustrate how the hybrid designs address multiple, critical topics at the same time. The exhibition was mounted on the traveling exhibition system, Design Islands, which Strawn+Sierralta designed for use by the Building Voices Design Festival and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, School of Architecture.

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COMMUNICATION DESIGN

A total of 111 visionary proposals from Hawai’i, continental US, and abroad were submitted. A jury of notable community members, design leaders, academics, and public officials selected three winners, six honorable mentions and eight citations. A total of 111 visionary proposals from Hawai’i, continental US, and abroad were submitted. A jury of notable community members, design leaders, academics, and public officials selected three winners, six honorable mentions and eight citations

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CURATORIAL APPROACH

A traveling exhibition is organized by the 5 critical topics of the 'Design Framework for Hawai‘i’s Built Environment'.

Strawn+Sierralta designed and curated an exhibition that clusters awarded designs and selected entries by the topics: Housing for All, Food Autonomy, Resource Independence, Community Centered Mobility, and Healthy Citizens. Several case studies are shown for each topic to illustrate how the hybrid designs address multiple, critical topics at the same time. The exhibition was mounted on the traveling exhibition system, 'Design Islands', which Strawn+Sierralta designed for use by the Building Voices Design Festival and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, School of Architecture.

Learn more about the 'Design Islands' HERE

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FRAMEWORK & BRIEF

The Building Voices Design Competition was a single stage international design competition seeking innovative solutions that addressed Hawai‘i’s unique geographic location, cultural richness, global visibility, and ecological diversity. Strawn+Sierralta developed the 'Design Framework for Hawai‘i’s Built Environment' based on conversations held with the community in Hawai‘i that the competition brief is based upon.

Design solutions were to address multiple topic areas, including: Housing for All, Food Autonomy, Resource Independence, Community Centered Mobility and Healthy Citizens. Each entry was evaluated with four sustainability lenses: Social, Ecological, Economic and Indigenous Culture.

The competition sought new ideas for buildings, environments, landscapes, community programs, infrastructures, product designs, network concepts, service design offerings, transportation solutions, among others. It was free and open to all designers: students and professionals, including architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, service designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, artists, inventors and citizens alike.

The 2017 Building Voices Design Competition was presented by University of Hawai’i School of Architecture and the University of Hawai’i Community Design Center, in partnership with AIA Honolulu, ASLA Hawai‘i, APA Hawai‘i, AIAS Hawai‘i, US Green Building Council of Hawai‘i, and the University of Hawai‘i Office of Sustainability.

Download competition brief HERE

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CLUSTERING INFORMATION

A total of 111 visionary proposals from Hawai’i, continental US, and abroad were submitted. A jury of notable community members, design leaders, academics, and public officials selected three winners, six honorable mentions and eight citations. The jury members included:

  • Xavier Vendrell, Acting director of Rural Studio at Auburn University.

  • Rebecca Buck, UX Strategist at Amazon Web Services.

  • Alisa Weinstein, Senior User Experience Researcher at Uber.

  • Daniel Vasini, Studio Director for West 8 New York.

  • T. Annie Nguyen, Experience Designer & User Researcher in Washington, DC.

  • Healoha Johnston, Assistant Curator of Arts of Hawai‘i at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

  • Clément Blanchet, Founder of Clément Blanchet Architecture in Paris.

  • Joseph J. Ferraro FAIA, Founding partner at Ferraro Choi and Associates Ltd.

  • Kūha'o Zane, Director of Design and Marketing for Sig Zane and founder of Sig Zane Kaia.

  • Aljosa Dekleva, Co-founder of Dekleva Gregoric Architects based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Andrew Y.K. Tang, Transit Oriented Development Senior Planner at the City & County of Honolulu.


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