U.H. RISE-ing Part II: Design & Construction


This session will concentrate on the design and construction aspects of RISE, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project in conjunction with Hunt Development Group, the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The development is a new mixed-use student housing facility combined with an innovation and entrepreneurship center. The project set to be completed next spring is a mixed-use live/work space for University students to collaborate, create, and build their own startup companies from this new dormitory residence space. The project features 220 dorm units with 374 beds in ~140,000 gross square feet of space. The amenities for both the residents and University students include a 100-seat classroom, two maker spaces, study rooms, a sound room, an auditorium / flex space, amenity roof deck, as well as leasable office space and a food & beverage operator.

Through the utilization of a PPP, the project is able to secure funding and expedite this much-needed residence without burdening taxpayer money. RISE consists of new construction as well as utilizes a nearly 100-year old historic building, re-purposing its use for future generations of students to enjoy.

Track: ‘ELUA (Track 2) – Sustainability, Planning & Construction

Session #: 2D

Date: November 18, 2022

Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Location: Expo Hall


Presented by: AIA Honolulu


Laura Crane, AIA, Associate
Design Partners Incorporated
Michael Lam
Senior Vice President of Development Hunt Development Group, Hawai’i Division
Robert Tomas, Project Executive
Moss & Associates
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