Renovated residence halls at UH Mānoa

October 6th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Campus News  |  1 Comment

touring a renovated dorm room

Touring the recently renovated Hale Aloha facilities

As the fall 2010 semester opened, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa welcomed students to its newly renovated Hale Aloha Residence Halls. The complex, which was built in 1973, accommodates 1,080 students in four 13-story buildings.

Each of the towers is named for the flower of the four largest islands in the state: Lehua (Big Island), ʻIlima (Oʻahu), Mokihana (Kauaʻi) and Lokelani (Maui).

The two-phase $24.5 million project includes renovations of the first floor, top floor community spaces and all bathrooms. Specific improvements include increased privacy in the community bathrooms, card access to student rooms and building entrance, new windows and new fire alarm and suppression systems.

“The completion of our renovated student housing project improves students’ living and learning environment at UH Mānoa and enhances our goal of serving as a destination of choice,” Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw told the crowd gathered for the building dedication in August, about two weeks before students began moving in.

Today, half of the available student bed spaces on campus are in facilities that have been significantly renovated or built within the last three years. Modernization projects are also slated for Johnson Hall and Gateway.

For more information, visit the housing website.

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  1. hawaii bob says:

    October 25th, 2010at 9:27 am(#)

    aloha. good stuff. nice looking rooms. i lived up by Paradise Park on Loulu St. in the mid 70s. mahalo aloha hb in the “Hamptons” :]