Seminars: Session Details

Session B1
Reimagining Learning Environments
Time & Location 8:00AM - 9:00AM | Room 317A
Kendall Ellingwood
Design Partners

The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Neighborhood at Punahou School is one of two neighborhoods in the broader 2-5 Community, which is the final stage in a comprehensive redesign of the entire Junior School that began in 2004 with the opening of Case Middle School and continued in 2010 with the opening of the Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood. The 2-5 Community is a physical representation of Punahou’s educational philosophy for the 21st-century, incorporating research about the neuroscience of learning into an instructional vision based on personalization and flexibility. The project design is intended to blend well with other buildings and neighborhoods on campus, and it also establishes a new standard for green building design in education.

Kendall Ellingwood, AIA, LEED AP, is a senior principal at Design Partners Incorporated, where he is responsible for design and management of the firm’s educational and government sector projects. He has worked with educational clients such as Hawaii Department of Education, Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA), University of Hawaii and various private institutions in Hawaii. Recent projects include Punahou School Grades 2-5 Neighborhood, Senator Daniel Inouye Elementary School, Kubasaki High School Okinawa, Zukeran Elementary School Okinawa, and Maui College Science Building.