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Bachman Hall

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1949, Vladimir Ossipoff, Philip Clark Fisk, Allen Johnson, and Alfred E. Preis. Dole St. and University Ave.
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

An amalgam of materials, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces, Bachman Hall beautifully merges modern architecture with a tropical setting. The glass and brick-walled building, with its travertine-framed exterior courtyard and expansive entrances, serves as the administrative center for the university. Horizontal sunshades, perforated wall screens, and a reflecting pool provide visual drama, and the varied roofline blends with the backdrop of the Koolau Mountains. The building is further enhanced by several Jean Charlot murals. The first floor's twenty-eight-foot-wide mural depicts Captain James Cook's arrival in Hawaii, and the second-floor mural celebrates the conclusion of a graduation program at Andrews Amphitheater.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Bachman Hall", [Honolulu, 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, 152-153.

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