Pumping Station

Thanks to many volunteers, the historic building was successfully brought back to life

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Architectural Archives

The Ossipoff Documents Restoration Project is the first step in a journey to fully recovering and presenting the many documents and files in the collection of renowned architect, Vladimir Ossipoff.

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Aloha Buddha

The Hawaii Architectural Foundation has provided funding and support for Honolulu native Lorraine Minatoishi on a tour through Hawaii as she seeks to preserve endangered Japanese Buddhist temples. 

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Our Mission

The Hawaii Architectural Foundation connects people to the profound influence of design and stimulates education and public engagement in shaping our island communities.

Recent Projects

Documentation Restoration Project

Vladimir Ossipoff, FAIA The Hawaii Architectural Foundation (HAF) raised over $20,000 via an Indiegogo campaign to fund the first phase of necessary restoration and archi…


Historic Pumping Station

Historic Kaka’ako Pumping Station Built in 1900, the pumping station features large arched windows, exterior walls of local lava rock, roofs of green tile, and a sm…

Frank Haines, FAIA

Video of Walking Tour with Frank Haines, FAIA Frank Haines FAIA has been leading walking tours of downtown Honolulu for the past 20+ years and was recently recognized wit…

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Honoring David Cheever


"Keep Hawaii Hawaii" writer had eye for his surroundings

Whether on two feet or two wheels, businessman, marketing executive and author David Cheever regarded the world around him with a perspective grounded in practical experience and quickened by entrepreneurial spirit.

Cheever died June 23 at the age of 78. He wrote the popular Star-Advertiser monthly column “Keep Hawaii Hawaii,” which provided readers with an entertaining and informative exploration of Honolulu’s unique architecture.

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