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1951, Fisk, Johnson and Perkins, Preis Associated Architects; 1997, GYM Architects

Hookipa is a long, ground-hugging, stuccoed administration and student services building that extends parallel to Kaahumanu Avenue for a large portion of the community college's street frontage. Its gentle countenance, augmented by an interior courtyard, provides an intimate campus character. A jag interrupts the building's horizontal flow and along with the facade-length inset lanai, adds a degree of visual depth. Kapa (cloth made from bark)–patterned iron gates and glass-block wall segments contribute further texture, lightness, and variety. The present building is the result of a major renovation from 1997.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Hookipa", [Kahului, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 192-192.

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