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Laie Elementary School Administration Building

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1995, Norman Lacayo. 55-109 Kulanui Ln.

Nestled in the bend of Kamehameha Highway, this above-average modern school building is in a contemporary Hawaiian style. The building consists of four pavilions, each with its own sheltering, double-pitched hipped roof, joined together to frame a rectangular, pergola-covered courtyard. The four pavilions connect in a staggered manner and are penetrated by gated walkways, countering any boxy exterior appearance. A combination of rusticated and stuccoed concrete-block walls provides texture, while banks of multipane awning windows give definition to the facade.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Laie Elementary School Administration Building", [Laie, 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, 175-176.

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