Building for Health and Well-Being: Structures.Cities.Systems
2016 ACSA/ / ASPPH Fall Conference

September 22-24, 2016 | Honolulu, HI
Host School: University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture
Co-chairs: Sara Jensen Carr, University of Hawaii at Manoa
                  Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
                  Howard Frumkin, University of Washington

OPENING MIXER: Thursday, September 22nd

@ University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Hawaiian Studies

    Healoha Johnston
Honolulu Museum of Art

Healoha Johnston is the Curator of the Arts of Hawai‘i at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Johnston holds a MA degree in Art History, and is completing a second MA degree in Pacific Island Studies, both from the University of Hawai‘i. Her areas of interest span Hawaiian Kingdom era (19th century) visual culture to contemporary art with a particular focus in the relationship between socio-political underpinnings and art in Hawai‘i from the mid-19th century to present day.

Before joining the Honolulu Museum of Art’s curatorial staff, she spent five years working at contemporary art galleries in Southern California.  She worked as the gallery assistant at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; as an art advisor at Susan Street Fine Art; and as an independent curator for the San Diego Natural History Museum.  She has also applied her research skills and museum studies experience to other areas, most recently as a policy specialist for NOAA’s National Monuments Program where she assisted with the writing of Monument plans for the Marianas Trench, the Rose Atoll, and the Pacific Remote Islands marine national monuments.

KEYNOTE PANEL: Friday, September 23rd

@ University of Hawaii at Manoa, East-West Center
    John Bela
Gehl Architects

John Bela is an urban innovator and public space designer. As a Director of Gehl Studio San Francisco, he works with cities, developers, and communities to translate human scale, people-first strategy and policy into quality places and experiences. John comes to Gehl from leading the Rebar Art and Design Studio, is a distinguished lecturer at U.C. Berkeley, and holds degrees in landscape architecture and environmental design, biochemistry, and sculpture.

    Bon Ku
Jefferson University

Dr. Bon Ku is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a program that teaches medical students to solve healthcare challenges using design thinking.  The first ever design program in a medical school empowers future doctors to redesign healthcare services, physical spaces and medical devices. Dr. Ku has conducted numerous workshops focused on designing novel solutions to healthcare problems and has spoken widely on how better design can improve both healthcare delivery and the health of communities

    Steve Luoni
University of Arkansas

Stephen Luoni is Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) where he is the Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies and a Distinguished Professor of Architecture. Under his direction since 2003, UACDC’s design and research have won more than 100 awards, including Progressive Architecture Awards, American Institute of Architects Honors Awards for Regional and Urban Design, Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism, American Society of Landscape Architecture Awards, Environmental Design Research Association Awards, American Architecture Awards, and a Holcim Award, all for urban design, research, and education. His work at UACDC specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design.


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