University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2001
Heidi Chang - University of Hawai`i School of Architecture, (808) 956-3469
|Honolulu to Host Fourth International Symposium on Asia-Pacific Architecture - April 5-7, 2001|
You can participate in sharing ideas to design a better future in the upcoming Fourth International Symposium on Asia-Pacific Architecture held at the University of Hawai`i School of Architecture April 5-7.
"Sensible Design and Smart Practice" is the title of the symposium, which will focus on the theme "Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Design Practice: New Paradigms for a Changing Global Economy." This is the only architectural conference of its kind that brings together professionals and academics in a continuing series of conferences held in the Asia-Pacific region.
The symposium will explore new architectural technologies originating from Hawai`i to Hong Kong. Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris says, "This international seminar, which brings together government and private industry professionals, gives us an opportunity for meaningful exchange and provides a broader design perspective, bringing economic and environmental realities into focus.
"We live in a constantly changing market," Mayor Harris added. "The essence of this three-day exchange is an agreement that in order for our civilization to prosper, there needs to be positive collaboration on a global scale."
An international panel of speakers will be featured, including acclaimed Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, winner of the 2000 Kenneth F. Brown Asia-Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award; Hawai`i engineer Alfred Yee, who pioneered the use of pre-cast concrete in construction; and renowned Malaysian architect, Ken Yeang, who is known for incorporating bio-climatic principles in ecological building design.
Registration for the three-day conference is $350.00. A daily rate is also available. For more information about the symposium contact:
The Fourth International Symposium on Asia-Pacific Architecture
University of Hawai`i School of Architecture
2410 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7084 or (808) 956-3461
Register on-line at the Symposium Web site: http://web1.arch.hawaii.edu/events/symposium4/