Waipahu Intermediate School "DREAMS" Building94-455 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797
Design Achievement - Waipahu Intermediate School's Mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes lifelong learning, opportunities for success, and pride in one's self and the community. The "DREAMS" program is a vision of the school to provide Technology/STEM programs in a collaborative, student-led environment on the Waipahu campus in Oahu, Hawaii. DLR Group's design creates spaces that respond to teacher needs, and enable students to discover their talents and passion through the electives, programs, and resources of DREAMS. Areas of study include digital media, video broadcasting, animation, choral music, music composition, engineering, science, and emerging technologies such as hydroponics, digital fabrication and robotics. Currently, the school has a joint partnership with ‘Olelo Community Media, which will also be part of the DREAMS program in this vibrant 24/7 facility.
Scope Summary - This 30,000 SF facility will provide specialized learning spaces to serve 1,200 students, grades seven and eight. The facilities will be programmed, planned and designed to support diverse student activities, and include infrastructures to support technology/STEM programs. In addition to new learning spaces, this project will create a commons and faculty center to connect the campus and community. A variety of sustainable energy approaches are being pursued to achieve Waipahu's sustainability goals and meet Hawaii CHPs criteria. The project is currently in Design Development. DLR Group is providing planning, architecture, interiors, and mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services.