UH-West Oahu Long Range Development Plan wins landscaping award

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Susan Nishida, (808) 454-4750
Chancellor's Office
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Aug 22, 2006

PEARL CITY, OʻAHU — The University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu recently received a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects-Hawaiʻi Chapter (ASLA) for its Long-Range Development Plan. The plan was developed and submitted by local landscaping and architectural firm PBR Hawaiʻi.

The ASLA awards jury noted that the project successfully addresses community concerns, a sense of history and academic needs into the planning process. The committee also commended the plan‘s effort in incorporating "sustainability" and "Smart Growth" concepts. "The plan was recognized as a well-planned Kapolei improvement and for its strong interaction between public and private development," said the ASLA in a press release.

The Long-Range Development Plan outlines UHWO‘s vision for the development of a new state-of-the-art campus 1.5 miles east of the City of Kapolei. The campus will occupy approximately 155 acres with an additional 59 acres set aside for a mixed use site that will include a university "village," affordable housing, roads and parks. Groundbreaking for the new campus is expected to take place in 2007, with a projected completion of Phase I of the campus in 2009.

For up-to-date information on the new campus, visit http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/kapolei/.

Founded in 1899, the American society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) serves more than 14,000 members nationwide in public, private and academic practice. ASLA‘s purpose is the advancement of knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture as an instrument of service for the public welfare. For more information, visit www.hawaiiasla.org.

For more information, visit: http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/kapolei/