Assets School K-4 Village

Honolulu, O'ahu

Founded in 1969, Assets School is the only school in Hawaii dedicated to teaching children with dyslexia or ADHD. Founded in 1969, the campus consisted of 21 temporary modular buildings due to their lease requirements. In 2012, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye initiated a process to allow Assets to purchase their land. The K-4 Village is the first phase of a master plan which will ultimately transform the campus. The K-4 Village was designed to support Assets’ unique teaching approach of small classes of students (one teacher / 5-7 students) and integrated, hands-on learning. The village is a cluster of 3 buildings designed to appear as “cottages” enclosing a courtyard and surrounded by educational landscaped gardens, stormwater retention bio-swales and unique play structures. Each building is painted blue, orange and green for wayfinding and character. The dynamic inter-relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces fosters a deep sense of community.

Client: Assets School

Location: Honolulu, O'ahu

Size: 6,000 SF

Completion: August 2018