Kekaha Kai State Park

Kekaha Kai State Park Aerial Photo

Proof of Concept Study for Kekaha Kai State Park

The 2017-2019 proof-of concept study for Kekaha Kai State Park conceptualizes future programming and design for a cultural education facility and campground at the Hawaiʻi Island beach park. The UHCDC team’s focus is aimed at providing a balance between ecological design and resource protection with contemporary placemaking through low-impact recreational activities and local-appropriate lodging.

Client: Department of Land and Natural Resources State Parks Division
Principal Investigator: Simon Bussiere
Project Staff: Zachary Streitz, Michael Honyak
Student Project Assistants:
Moises Focjoi Lio Can
Fall 2017 ARCH 341

UHCDC 2017 site visit with landscape design studio
Fall 2017 Site Visit – ARCH 341 Landscape Design Studio

UHCDC 2018 site visit with Cultural Advisors and DLNR representatives
Summer 2018 Site Visit with Cultural Advisors and DLNR Representatives

shoreline diagram
Image Credit: My Tran, Hsuan Ling (Sherry) Chen, Daniel Ulep

shoreline diagram
Image Credit: My Tran, Hsuan Ling (Sherry) Chen, Daniel Ulep

shoreline diagram
Image Credit: Crysta Alcantar, Creesha Layaoen, Poutasi Seiuli, Moises Lio