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11.14.2019

Modern on Maui Blog Post

Recent blog post on Ossipoff and beautiful photos of Liljestrand House by Liam Ball. Be sure to check it out via the link below!

10.22.2019

Design Conversation Series: Lisa Gray FAIA & Alan Organschi

Gray Organschi Architecture

Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30 p.m.

Photo by David Sundberg

Join us for an evening of presentation and conversation with Lisa Gray FAIA and Alan Organschi of New Haven, Connecticut based Gray Organschi Architecture. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with them throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of Liljestrand House. 

Over the past two decades, Gray Organschi Architecture has developed an award-winning practice that integrates architectural design, low-impact ecologically-conscious construction techniques, building fabrication, and construction management. Broad-reaching and close-range enquiry has informed their philosophy: the technical, physical and economic demands of a project give lasting clarity to the language of its architecture.

“Gray Organschi’s architecture is elegant, elemental, and spatially rich. Their details and use of materials, wood, stone and concrete, in particular, are always exquisite. I know few architects and people as thoughtful and talented. For me personally, bringing Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi to the Liljestrand House to share their work is the realization of a dream.” – Dean Sakamoto FAIA LEED AP

As founder of an architectural practice in the inner city, Lisa Gray has demonstrated her commitment to fusing design excellence with community engagement, providing volunteer and pro-bono services to programs in need, working intensively with local organizations and institutions to delineate clear and achievable project goals and guide the design and construction process to ensure the timely delivery of buildings of the highest quality. Careful project research, frank and open conversation and the clear presentation of options and opportunities have been a defining ambition and hallmark of her professional work.

She is also the founder and principal designer of Gray Design, an interior design and furnishings firm with projects ranging from private homes to public institutions. Since 2001, this practice has woven design fabrication with an expertise in contemporary and historical material culture, providing innovative and livable spaces for a variety of building types and uses.

In 2009 with her partner, Alan Organschi, Lisa was recognized as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York. In 2012, Lisa and Alan were honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Arts and Letters Award in Architecture. Lisa has served as Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale School of Architecture.

A trained cabinet-maker and builder as well as a teacher, Alan Organschi has developed a practice and a pedagogy that seeks to link broad based conceptions of architectural space, form, and program to the physical means and methods of producing them. He is the founding principal of the construction company JIG Design Build, an offshoot of his work at Gray Organschi Architecture in the research, prototyping, fabrication, and installation of building components and systems. As a member of the faculty of the Yale School of Architecture, he coordinates Yale’s first-year graduate housing studio that culminates each spring with the student design and construction of an affordable house in New Haven. He is also an instructor in building technology at the school and has led a Yale Architecture graduate research seminar on new technologies in timber.

In 2009, Mr. Organschi received a grant from The Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architectural Design for work on high density, high performance wood housing in the United States. That same work continues today under the auspices of Timber City, an interdisciplinary research initiative supported by Gray Organschi Architecture and the Hines Research Fund at Yale that examines the potential supply chain links between sustainable forest management and dense urban construction in wood.

Alan has served as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at Yale where his students, in both a research seminar and an advanced graduate design studio, explored the carbon emissions of building and the possible role of forests in dense timber construction in climate change mitigation.

Today, in addition to his practice and research, Alan continues to lecture internationally on the global impacts of material extraction and resource depletion in the face of global urbanization and population growth.

www.grayorganschi.com

10.01.2019

Design Conversation Series: Steffen Lehmann, Ph.D., AIA RIBA AoU

Director, School of Architecture, UNLV

Thursday, October 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of presentation and conversation with Steffen Lehmann as he presents
A Manifesto: Regenerating Cities in the Age of Climate Change.

Climate change is now a daily news headline and Hawaii is at the forefront of addressing the impacts of climate change and building a more sustainable future.  Some of the many local efforts underway include the State of Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative which sets the goal to achieve 100% clean energy by 2045;  the establishment of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency in 2016, tasked with tracking climate change science and impacts, developing resilient infrastructure and integrating sustainable and environmental values into city plans and policies; AIA Honolulu’s recent adoption of the Architecture 2030 Challenge to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption in buildings, developments and major renovations; and the State of Hawaii’s support of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

A Manifesto: Regenerating Cities in the Age of Climate Change
Architects, landscape architects and planners must consider how to best return derelict, post-industrial urban blocks into vibrant, livable places. Re-integration of greenery through nature-based solutions plays a significant role in this practical manifesto by first restoring damaged ecosystems.
 
Steffen’s presentation will explore the complex process of transforming and regenerating existing cities and is based on the author’s recent book Urban Regeneration: A Manifesto (London, 2019), which presents ten regeneration principles illustrated through 13 cases in UK cities. Continuing the unfinished, yet seminal text Towards an Urban Renaissance (report by the Urban Task Force and Richard Rogers, 1999), the author’s research develops a framework for a 21st-century manifesto of principles for the regeneration of cities, focusing on the characteristics of ‘a ‘good place’—the European model of compact, resilient cities—and strategies of sustainable urbanism. These principles are designed to be translated and applied to other developed cities worldwide.

 

Dr. Steffen Lehmann, AIA RIBA AoU, is Director of the School of Architecture at UNLV in Las Vegas and Professor of Architecture. He is Co-Director of the Urban Futures Lab and editor of the sustainable design book series for Routledge. He holds a Ph.D. from TU-Berlin and an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Before joining UNLV, Steffen held the UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Urban Development for the Asia-Pacific Region. Over the last 16 years, he has held senior professorial positions in several universities across Europe, Asia and America, including as tenured full Professor of Research and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth (UK), and the University of South Australia. Steffen became a licensed architect in Berlin in 1993 and has a deep understanding of architectural practice. 
 
More information can be found here:  www.city-leadership.com

 

Thank you to program sponsor SHADE Institute for their generous support! 

08.16.2019

Design Conversation Series: Craig Steely of Craig Steely Architecture

Tuesday, September 10th at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of presentation and conversation with Craig Steely of Craig Steely Architecture. Craig will lead a conversation about his design philosophy and work in California and Hawaii. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with him throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House. 

A California and Hawaii based architect, Craig’s buildings have been described as true and unique hybrids of these two environments. They embrace the realities of the environment and our connection/separation to it over the subjugation of it, all the while focusing on developing a singular architecture rooted in its context. Active projects include work on the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, as well as several along the coast of California—from Sea Ranch to San Francisco to Big Sur.

Craig received his architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has lectured at the University of Hawaii, the University of California at Berkeley, Cal Poly and at many conferences including the Monterey Design Conference. His work has been awarded recognition by the American Institute of Architects and published widely in books and periodicals. In 2009 he was selected as an “Emerging Talent” by the AIA California Council. His office was chosen the top firm in the 2013 Residential Architect Magazine leadership awards.

https://www.craigsteely.com/

08.07.2019

Design Conversation Series Fall Lineup

We are excited to announce the speakers for our fall Design Conversation Series.  Public ticket sales are posted on our website approximately three weeks prior to each Conversation.  To receive program announcements via email, be sure to join our newsletter mailing list. Interested in receiving early notice and advance ticket purchase options?  Become a Friend of Liljestrand!

Tuesday, September 10 – Craig Steely

The work of San Francisco and Hawaii based Craig Steely Architecture embraces the realities of nature and our separation/connection to it over the subjugation of it.  Through projects across the Bay Area and lava fields on the Big Island, his work explores ways of addressing pristine natural sites and dense urban conditions by using harmony and scale, as well as detachment and contrast.

Thursday, October 24 – Steffen Lehmann, PhD

Dr. Lehmann is Director of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Architecture and Director of the Future Cities Leadership Lab, which facilitates consensus on how to resolve some of the key challenges facing cities – for a sustainable urban future, providing the leadership required to achieve development goals. 

Wednesday, November 6 – Lisa Gray, FAIA and Alan Organschi

Over the past two decades, New Haven, Connecticut based Gray Organschi Architecture has developed an award-winning practice that integrates architectural design, low-impact ecologically-conscious construction techniques, building fabrication, and construction management. Their work spans residential design for private clients to public architecture for contemporary institutions. 

04.12.2019

Margins of the Sea Preview Summit

Peace. Global Understanding. Climate Change

Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th 

In partnership with the International Writing Program at University of Iowa, Liljestrand Foundation is pleased to announce the preview of what is expected to be an annual series of international summits that value peace, greater global awareness and environmental stewardship from the perspective of arts and culture.

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to come together with distinguished writers, thinkers, cultural organizers and artists who will discuss how to creatively advance a broader world perspective on climate change. 

Mahalo to The Margins of the Sea Preview Summit partners: East-West Center at University of Hawai`i, Halekulani, Honolulu Museum of Art, Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at University of Hawai`i, Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design and Bintang Beer.

 

Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., reception to follow

Liljestrand House

Keynote Presentation by Simon Winchester

The Pacific: Where Geopolitics and Nature Intersect

It is conventionally accepted that the Pacific will be the stage for some kind of confrontation between the United States and China, or one of her proxies.  But what if other forces were at work, more dangerous still, and with consequences likely to affect everyone around the planet’s largest and most important ocean?

Simon Winchester, OBE, a British writer, journalist and broadcaster, has spent his career as a correspondent in the UK, US, Middle East, South America and Asia. In 1997, he moved to New York and penned the New York Times best-seller, The Professor and the Madman. He now works entirely as an author having written many successful non-fiction titles including Pacific, Krakatoa and The Map that Changed the World. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire ‘for services to journalism and literature’ in 2006.

This program will begin with a Hawaiian oli by Davianna Pomaika’i McGregor, who will also introduce Simon Winchester.  She is a noted historian of Hawai’i, founding member of the Ethnic Studies Department at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and very involved in cultural stewardship of lands on Oahu, Moloka’i and the island of Kanaloa Kaho’olawe.  

 

Wednesday, May 15th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., reception to follow

Liljestrand House

Panel Presentation on Climate Change & Social Justice

Featuring Maxine Burkett, James Redford & Maya Soetoro-Ng

The panel will focus on climate change crises and solutions.  It will include excerpts from Redford’s award-winning film, Happenings: A Clean Energy Revolution, as well as visual examples of the impact of climate change on world migration.  Highlights of the Institute of Climate and Peace’s work to advance peace, greater diversity of ideas and achievable actions will also be shared.  One panelist noted:  Worse than climate denial is climate despondency!

Maxine Burkett is a professor at University of Hawaii School of Law and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Institute for Climate and Peace. She is a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

James Redford is a serial storyteller, social change filmmaker, co-founder of KPJR Films and Chair of the Redford Center.

Maya Soetoro-Ng is consultant to the Obama Foundation working to develop international programs in the Asia Pacific region and co-founder of the Institute for Climate and Peace. She was previously Director of the Matsunaga Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution at University of Hawaii and currently teaches courses on peace and leadership at the University.

Moderated by Chip Fletcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Earth Science in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii and Vice-Chair of the Honolulu Climate Change Commission.

04.08.2019

Design Conversation Series: Setsuko Winchester & Simon Winchester

Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Ceramic artist, photographer and journalist, Setsuko Winchester, will install her Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowls Project on the back lawn of Liljestrand House overlooking Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Pearl Harbor. We hope you will join us for a presentation and conversation with Setsuko and her husband, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester. 

Exploring questions such as “Who is American?”, “What does citizenship mean?” and “How long do you have to be here to be considered a bona fide member of this mongrel group?” Setsuko hand-pinched 120 yellow tea bowls in various sizes and shades of yellow.  Each of the 120 bowls represents 1,000 of the 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry (of which 70% were US citizens) who were incarcerated after FDR signed Executive Order 9066 in February of 1942. The color yellow was chosen to represent “The Yellow Peril” as they were referred to at the time.

From 2015-2016, Setsuko and Simon packed up the 120 bowls and drove to each of the ten concentration camps, some located in the most remote, least visited parts of the United States.  The bowls were arranged and photographed at each of the camps.

Setsuko’s hope is that by exposing these places of “fear” we can finally exorcise the shame and guilt, and move forward rather than blame the victim or shame the oppressors. Rather, use history as a way to learn how to move forward rather than repeat the past.

In addition to the camps, the bowls have been arranged and photographed in other symbolic locations connected to the concept of “freedom from fear.” The Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, NY; The Four Freedoms Rotunda at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, where the Four Freedoms paintings by artist Norman Rockwell reside; The footsteps of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC; The Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in Washington DC; The FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY; and Ellis Island, NY.

Setsuko Winchester was born in New York City and has been dabbling in ceramics and the arts her whole life.  Her work as a journalist began after graduating from the Graduate School of Journalism at New York University, first as an editor and producer at WNYC in NY City and then at NPR in Washington, DC for Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.  In 2006, she moved to Western Massachusetts to pursue a life-long interest in ceramics and the visual arts.  Together with her writer husband, she’s traveled the world while also embracing the rural life, learning how to make organic cider, harvesting honey, raising chickens and helping to found the local newspaper in her town of Sandisfield, MA.

In 2012, after the death of her mother, she began looking into her own history and into the history of Japanese Americans and Asian peoples in the United States.  Her latest project, Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project is a work of conceptual art that incorporates photography, ceramics and history.

Simon Winchester, OBE, a British writer, journalist and broadcaster, has spent his career as a correspondent in the UK, US, Middle East, South America and Asia. In 1997, he moved to New York and penned the New York Times best-seller, The Professor and the Madman. He now works entirely as an author having written many successful non-fiction titles including Krakatoa, The Map that Changed the World and Pacific. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire ‘for services to journalism and literature’ in 2006.

03.26.2019

Design Conversation Series: Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons

Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Based in Palm Beach and New York, Fairfax & Sammons Architects is an internationally recognized firm of classical architects specializing in residential architectural design and urban design. 

Anne and Richard will lead a conversation about their design philosophy and how the considerations of place, climate, history, building materials and precedents of building culture inform their design process.   Anne will also speak to the influence of having grown up in an Ossipoff house with its exceptional craftsmanship and quality of details. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with them throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of Liljestrand House. 

Partners in business as well as in marriage, Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons are the founding partners of the firm, which today comprises fifteen members. They are both members of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP), an international professional body for practitioners in traditional architecture, under the auspices of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

They are the recipients of numerous awards and their work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Country Life, Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Old House Journal, Period Homes, Traditional Building and New Old House. Their monograph, American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons, is published by Rizzoli International.
 
Anne Fairfax has designed many new buildings in traditional styles and restored numerous historic houses in diverse locations such as New York, Barbados, Virginia and Honolulu, the city where she spent her childhood and maintained an architectural practice before moving to New York in 1991.
Anne Fairfax, AIA, RIBA is a founding director of both the Palm Beach office of Fairfax, Sammons & Partners LLC, and the New York office of Fairfax & Sammons Architects Inc. PC. Currently residing in Palm Beach, she serves as a commissioner of the Landmarks Preservation Commission of the Town of Palm Beach.

Richard Sammons has a rich background in traditional period design and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of architectural proportion, having taught at The Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London, Pratt Institute in New York and The University of Notre Dame in Rome.

His contributions include the foreword of the book “The Theory of Mouldings” by C. Howard Walker and collaboration on the recently published book “Get Your House Right.” Richard began his career in Venice, Italy, with the offices of Antonio Foscari and then with David Anthony Easton in New York. He is a founding director of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, a board member of the Sir John Soane Museum Foundation and the Merchant’s House Museum. Richard serves as Design Director of the firm.

03.26.2019

Design Talk Hawaii Features Liljestrand Foundation

Liljestrand Foundation President Bob Liljestrand and Assistant Director Kristi Cardoso were recent guests on Design Talk Hawaii, a weekly radio and podcast forum. Host Matt Gilbertson, President & Director for Design for MGA Architecture LLC, welcomes guests to discuss an artistic passion, a unique viewpoint and how creativity and innovation fuel business success in Hawaii.  Bob and Kristi spoke with Matt about the history of the Foundation and upcoming programs and events. 

01.21.2019

Design Conversation Series: Brigitte Shim & Elke Krasny present “Building Our Collective Memory – The House / Museum”

Thursday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The modern house has been the site for great experiments and invaluable exploration in new ways of living. The House / Museums exist in different forms around the world. Liljestrand House has transformed from a single family house to a new House / Museum. It is amongst a growing number of global house museums that provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the radical types of spatial innovations that have been explored through the house in the modernist period.

We hope you will join us for Brigitte & Elke’s Building Our Collective Memory – The House / Museum presentation and conversation. Together, they will present a range of significant House / Museums around the world providing a context to the important work being done at Liljestrand House. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with them throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House. 

Elke Krasny is a curator, cultural theorist and writer. She is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna Austria. In her curatorial practice she works at the intersection of art, architecture, education, landscape, spatial politics and urbanism. She has been the City of Vienna Visiting Professor (2014), Visiting Professor at the Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts (2013), Artist-in-residence at the Audain Gallery at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver( 2012). David Chipperfield, curator of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale invited Elke to bring her ground breaking exhibition The Right to Green – Hands on Urbanismcurated for the Architekturzentrum Wien (Architecture Center Vienna) to the Central Pavilion in Venice. A traveling version of the exhibition has been presented at the Aarhus Architecture School, The Heinrich Boll Foundation, the Free University of Bolzano and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig. 

Brigitte Shim along with her partner, A. Howard Sutcliffe, are both principals in the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built work explores the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape, furniture and fittings. To date, Shim and Sutcliffe have received fourteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award, along with many other professional accolades for their built work. Brigitte is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. She was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale University’s School of Architecture and an invited visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning within the National Institute for Creative Arts and Industries.  

01.31.2019

Design Conversation Series: Melanie Ide
Thursday, January 31 at 5:30pm

Liljestrand Foundation invites you to join us for an evening of presentation and conversation with Melanie Ide, President & CEO of Bishop Museum. Melanie will lead a conversation about her leadership philosophy and exhibition design work in numerous world-class museums and institutions across the country. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with her throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House. 

Melanie has nearly 30 years of experience in museum planning, design and program development. Prior to accepting the role of President and CEO at Bishop Museum, she was  a principal of the world-renowned Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), a multi-disciplinary, international planning and design firm with active projects in more than twenty countries.  From 2005-2014, Melanie led RAA’s team to restore and reinterpret Bishop Museum’s now iconic Hawaiian Hall and Pacific Hall and the first phase of a comprehensive masterplan for the Museum. 

In addition to her work at Bishop Museum, Melanie’s signature projects have included the iconic Fossil Halls, Hall of Biodiversity, and Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, N.Y.; the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.; the United States Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.; and the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. She led the team and continues to consult for President Obama’s museum at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois, a project that resonates strongly in its mission to train new leaders to make positive change in their communities.

11.30.2018

Halekulani Feature & Video

Halekulani Hotel has been a longtime partner of Liljestrand Foundation, offering special tours to their guests.  They recently shot a beautiful fashion editorial at the house for their magazine, Living.  Halekulani has also created a video featuring Bob Liljestrand for their in-house TV station, Living TV.  Be sure to check it out via the link below!

09.27.2018

Design Conversation Series: Greg Warner, AIA LEED AP
Thursday, September 27 at 5:30pm

Liljestrand Foundation invites you to join us for Chasing Ossipoff, an evening of presentation and conversation with Greg Warner, Principal, of San Francisco based Walker Warner Architects. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with him throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House. 

Greg Warner co-founded the San Francisco based firm, Walker Warner Architects, in 1989. The firm specializes in custom residential and estate design with projects located throughout the Western United States and Hawaii.  Walker Warner Architects has been recognized globally through numerous design awards and publications featuring their work.

Greg’s artistry in place-sensitive design grew from his unique upbringing in Hawaii, where he found that culture and environment combine to inform the regional architecture. In particular, Greg found inspiration in the work of renowned regionalist, Vladimir Ossipoff, and attributes his early interest in architecture to his years attending Hawaii Preparatory Academy, whose campus Ossipoff designed.

Over nearly 30 years, Walker Warner Architects has designed meaningful buildings that are site-responsive, stylistically timeless and well-crafted. With active projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Greg continues his endeavor to create enduring architecture for inspired living. 

www.walkerwarner.com

07.25.2018

Design Conversation Series: Bahia Shehab
Thursday, August 16 at 5:30pm

Liljestrand Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural Design Conversation Series. Conceived and organized in accordance with the mission and vision of the Foundation and curated by Liljestrand Foundation Board Member Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, the series will bring world-class designers and design thinkers to share their expertise in an informal and intimate setting.

The Design Conversation Series features designers and critics from the fields of urbanism, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial, graphic and exhibition design who have made a global impact through their work.

In partnership with Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, we invite you to join us for the second lecture in the series—an evening of conversation with Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and historian, Bahia Shehab. The event will take place on Thursday, August 16th, at 5:30pm.

Ms. Shehab will lead a discussion around her work and the power of art to facilitate change and to give voice in the fight for social justice. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with her throughout this informal conversation and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House.

Bahia Shehab will be Shangri La artist-in-residence from August 9–23, 2018. She is an associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo. Her artwork has been displayed in exhibitions, galleries and streets around the world and was featured in the 2015 documentary, Nefertiti’s Daughters. She has received a number of international recognitions and awards, including: TED fellowship (2012) and TED Senior fellowship (2016), BBC 100 Women list (2013), The American University in Beirut distinguished alumna (2015), Shortlist for V&A’s Jameel Prize 4 (2016), and a Prince Claus Award (2016). Her book, A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif, was published in 2010. Shehab is the first Arab woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture.

For more information on Bahia Shehab’s residency at Shangri La, please visit www.shangrilahawaii.org.

06.26.2018

Design Conversation Series Featuring Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe

Liljestrand Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural Design Conversation Series. Conceived and organized in accordance with the mission and vision of the Foundation and curated by Liljestrand Foundation Board Member Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, the series will bring world-class designers and design thinkers to share their expertise in an informal and intimate setting.

The Design Conversation Series features designers and critics from the fields of urbanism, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial, graphic and exhibition design who have made a global impact through their work.

We invite you to join us for the first lecture in the series – an evening of conversation with renowned Toronto based architects, Brigitte Shim, Hon. FAIA, and Howard Sutcliffe, Hon. FAIA, of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. The event will take place on Thursday, July 12th, at 5:30pm.

Ms. Shim and Mr. Sutcliffe will lead a conversation about their design philosophy and share examples of their work. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with them throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House.

Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe are principals of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects based in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Shim is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and has held numerous visiting professorships at institutions such as Yale University and Harvard University.

Shim-Sutcliffe’s projects have won local, national and international recognition and awards. Their built work has been exhibited internationally and has been published globally. They have been honored with fourteen Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada along with an American Institute of Architects National Honour Award.

Completed work includes The Integral House, Corkin Gallery, Weathering Steel House, Muskoka Boathouse, Craven Road House and Studio, Ravine Guest House, Laneway House, House on Hurricane Lake, and Garden Pavilion and Reflecting Pool. Each project responds to its specific site conditions, and seeks to investigate new relationships between exterior and interior. Shim-Sutcliffe are currently working on two innovative projects on the island of Oahu in the early stages of construction.

04.25.2018

A Repair Made Possible Thanks to a Generous Donation

Thanks to a generous donation from John Ike and his New York architecture firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, we have made a very important repair at Liljestrand House. The steel brackets of the bench and rail system on the main deck have been replaced. These had corroded so severely that we would not allow people to sit on the bench. With the help of a skilled craftsman, the original drawings, and the Ike donation, all brackets have been fabricated of stainless steel and replaced. Commenting on photos, John said, “It looks amazing!!! Just like it used to.” Thank you again to John and his firm.

The images below show the concept sketch of the bench and rail system, the architectural drawing, and the deck before and after.

Additional Repairs

We have made additional repairs and improvements. A railing has been erected on the deck near the kitchen. It mimics the railing on the main deck but is partially hidden in the plant border. The frames of the copper screens below the Diamond Head windows in the living room have been repaired. Over the years the screens had taken on a beautiful green patina and the repairs were done carefully to preserve the original screens. The kitchen door that had suffered from sixty-plus years of use has been replaced and the interior doors between the entry area and the bedroom corridor that had been ripped from their hinges in a wind storm have been repaired.

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