Failure is an Option in Design Thinking
"You had a lot of failure today," said Design Thinking, Technology and Fabrication faculty member Taryn Loveman with a smile to the students of the Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication summer school class, which took place in the newly opened D. Kenneth Richardson '48 Learning Lab in Mamiya Science Center.
Dawn of a New Era
Watch the sun rise and set on the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community as work continues during the summer. The shapes of the new buildings have become clearer in recent months and it is getting easier to imagine what the area will look like when it opens for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Get to Know the Native Plants of the Kosasa Community
Since the opening of the first half of Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5, the young plants surrounding the buildings have flourished. The ground cover, shrubs and trees provide children with a native plant forest to explore and play in.
Instruments of Hope

A project that began as an exploration of sound waves turned into a life lesson on serving others.

Smart Furniture

Shift+ Furniture designer David Stubbs and his team paid a recent visit to Punahou to take an inventory of furniture and storage needs in preparation for the opening of the second half of the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5 in fall 2019. Stubbs is a former school administrator turned architect turned furniture designer who brings a keen eye into classrooms to assess the needs of our little ones.