University of Hawaii at Manoa Recreation Center

While with YGH Architecture, Jonathan Bolch was Project Designer and Willis DeWitt was a key design team member for this 60,000 sf student recreation facility designed to transform the center of the University of Hawaii’s flagship campus into a vibrant hub of the campus community.

Developed in collaboration with Architect of Record Ushijima Architects, the facility forms a link between a large 1970s student union building and the historic core of campus. Centered around a courtyard containing a majestic monkeypod tree, a primary goal of the project was to create an active and dynamic student center and recreation complex that maximized opportunities for interaction.

The design of the Center focuses on creating both physical and visual connectivity between spaces; not only within the building but also between the interior spaces and the unique, tropical outdoor environment that defines the campus.

Project Credits

Design Architect
Yost Grube Hall Architecture

Architect of Record
Ushijima Architects

Andrea Brizzi