Windward Community College's new building will place Library, Media, Tutoring, Testing, and Computing services under one roof, and include a classroom, Hawaiian Collection room, and Information Commons.

September 12, 2008

Historic Preservation Report (Aug 08)

Sketch showing the terrace outside the coffee shopConstruction plans for the LLC will require the demolition of Hale Mānaleo, which, as a State-owned building over 50 years old, qualifies as a “historic building.” This College sought and received preliminary approval of the plan from the State Historic Preservation District (SHPD).

In keeping with the historic district's distinct character, the architects' plans for the new building will preserve both the open green space and views to the adjacent historic buildings, and include many of the architectural details, materials, textures, roof forms, and colors found in the remaining historic structures on campus.

The latest report to the SHPD includes exterior sketches of the new building, illustrating these features.

The College will also develop a display for the new building to depict the historic district.

In these ways, the facility will enhance the historic district, while retaining its own identity as a newly constructed, non-historic building.


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