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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Hyoung-June Park, headshot

Hyoung-June Park

Hyoung-June Park is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at UH Manoa

Park draws inspiration from the idea of reflection in action as a method of teaching tacit or technical knowledge to students instead of mere skills, thus enabling them to grow as practitioners and researchers.

He believes that design capability can be maximized when study is properly conceptualized with a balance between design knowledge and technology. In his specialty of computer-aided architectural design, this axiom reveals itself in student success at national and international competitions.

Park finds it exhilarating and encouraging that student progress and mutual trust is built through the feedback and dialogue process in the design studio. He has significantly impacted the curriculum of the school through evoking academic interest and encouraging learning based on scientific thought within 12 different courses he has developed.

Both colleagues and students describe him as talented, resourceful, personable and passionate as a teacher, researcher, practitioner and life-long mentor to many.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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