Mission statement: The Docomomo US/Hawaii Chapter advances the understanding, preservation and documentation of the modern movement in the State of Hawaii in the areas of urban planning, architecture, architectural interiors, landscapes and public art. These areas, as specified by this Chapter, are to be considered historical resources and references which may inform future preservation and development in the State. Hawaii’s unique location, physical conditions, social history and cultural characteristics provides a framework for this Chapter’s efforts towards the conservation, adaptive reuse and sustainability of these areas of historical assets. Increasing public and professional awareness of Hawaii’s modern heritage through advocacy, organized events, development of resource material, and collaboration among other organizations are the key deliverables of this mission.
Photo (left): Docomomo US Hawaii Chapter, founding members at the IBM Building, designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, FAIA, built in 1962, Honolulu. Credit: Olivier Koning, 2012.
Front row, left to right: Rid Sevilla, Dean Sakamoto, Anna Grune, Lisa-Marie Priester. Back row, left to right: Don Hibbard, Michael Gushard, Angie Westfall, Bob Liljestrand, Martin Despang, Tonia Moy.