University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture and the Sea Grant College Program
M.Arch in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | B.Arch, University of Hawaiʻi
I am passionate about enabling students to hone their creative voices to design inspiring and performative built environments. I was drawn to teaching because of the opportunity to share my experience in environmentally responsible building with a generation of designers in a place I care about deeply. The built environment can shape people’s quality of life, and can be shaped for human and ecological benefit. Through architecture and landscape design projects, students sculpt space through a rigorous logic of building performance to create delightful, perceptive designs. Climate, human comfort, and energy and water resourcefulness inform buildings’ forms and systems. Understanding building physics and using quantitative analysis tools leads to clever designs with clarity in form and function.
Areas of Interest:
Research, teaching, and outreach are motivated by the desire to make Hawaiʻi’s coastal communities exemplars in energy and water efficiency, resiliency, economic success, and social well-being.
Research focused on climate change mitigation through high-performance building design and policy, and enabling coastal communities to adapt to the effects of climate change.
LEED Accredited Professional
Building Design + Construction
ARCH 341 Intermediate Design Studio
ARCH 422 Green Building Evaluation & Rating Systems
ARCH 725 Environmental Technology, Sustainability, & Analysis