Punahou School K1
Serving 300 students in grades K – 1, this state-of-the-art facility is comprised of six buildings, integrated with several outdoor learning and play spaces. The Neighborhood features:
Sam O. Hirota, Inc.
Civil engineering services were provided for the kindergarten and first grade facilities, roadway and parking. Design and preparation of plans included:
Designed to meet LEED Platinum specifications, the Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood is a model of sustainability not only for facility design, but also for integration of that design into both learning and play.
A signature green design component, the "bioswale" allows for natural rain and storm water drainage, and acts as a teaching tool for kids to see the path of rainwater and its vital role in the ecosystem. A windmill pumps water up so students can release water back down into the bioswale.