Competition for New Community Architecture
Beneficiary Organization: Ballet Hawaii

Submit by March 30, 2010
Jury and winning design: April 15, 2010
Construction and launch: Summer 2011

$1500.00 will be awarded to winning entry

Interisland Terminal is launching an annual architecture competition for architects living and practicing in Hawaii. Each year, a community organization will work in partnership with Interisland Terminal and act as the “client” for the competition briefing, which will seek to address a challenge faced by that organization through innovative architecture.


Competition Objectives

  • To support and highlight the work of emerging and mid-career architects in Hawaii with challenging opportunities to build new work
  • To heighten awareness of contemporary architecture and its potential on our day-today lives
  • To engage architecture as a solution to everyday challenges faced by a community organization


Design and build a functional, temporary, collapsible and multi-use structure that will serve as a merchandise sales and information kiosk to be used during Ballet Hawaii performances at the Blaisedell Center and/or at other performance venues on Oahu and Neighbor Islands.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Designers must be early to mid-career architects living and working in the State of Hawaii.
  • Designers may enter this competition as individuals or teams of no more than two people. If entering as an individual, that individual may not also be a part of a team of two.
  • Full technical briefs are available with completed registration. There is a registration fee of $45 for an individual and $60 for a pair.
  • The design submission shall be presented as up to four (4) drawings in PDF form. All entries are to be submitted electronically via email to
  • The winning designer(s) will be paired with an experienced builder who will help build and install the work. Designers must participate in the build.

Competition Jury

Amy Anderson, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii School of Architecture
A. Kam Napier, Editor, HONOLULU Magazine
Marion Philpotts-Miller, Board Member, Ballet Hawaii, Senior Designer, Philpotts and Associates
Jennifer Siegal, Founder and Principal, Office of Mobile Design (OMD) (Los Angeles)

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About the beneficiary organization

Ballet Hawaii has been enriching Hawaii’s cultural environment by teaching, promoting, presenting, and producing dance since 1976. This non-profit organization provides opportunities for self-growth, while instilling self-esteem and pride in its students, patrons and audiences. Its classes are focused on building self-confidence through accomplishment, while its presentations of world-class performances provides the community with the priceless gift of professional quality dance.

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Sponsored by:
Haleiwa Town Center
Hotel Renew
Hawaii Architectural Foundation
Atherton Family Foundation
LEF Foundation
University of Hawaii School of Architecture