Hoʻoulu ʻĀina Olo Koa Woodshop

contemporary woodshop and mill

Client: Kokua Kalihi Valley / Hoʻoulu ʻĀina
Principal Investigator: Cathi Ho Schar
Student Team:
Keola Annino
Christopher Gaydosh
Jason Hashimoto
Kristoffer Jugueta
Jay Moorman
Melise Nekoba
Mike Poscablo
Christopher Songvilay
Summer 2017

How can design support native reforestation?

Hoʻoulu ʻĀina‘s Native Hawaiian reforestation project, Koa ʻĀina, involves the harvest of large invasive species to make room for native species to grow. UHCDC assisted Hoʻoulu ʻĀina in the conceptual development of a woodshop and mill where they will engage community members in repurposing the invasive lumber into objects that bring waiwai (true wealth) back into the community.

engaging community members

woodshop and mill rendering

woodshop and mill rendering exterior