Collaborating with Punahou School’s faculty, Design Partners envisioned The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community in Honolulu as a state-of-the-art learning environment with a focus on sustainability. The first net-zero energy facility on the 180-year-old private campus, Kosasa Community meets Hawai'i’s Collaborative for High Performance Schools (HI-CHPS) Criteria™ as a Verified Leader, and is pursuing International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) Net Zero and U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Schools Platinum certification.
Home to more than 3,750 kindergarten-12th grade students, many of Punahou School’s graduates have become leaders of industry, culture and innovation, including President Barack Obama. Within the 76-acre campus, Kosasa Community features two new educational neighborhoods serving students in grades 2-5. Design Partners specified a variety of Rockfon acoustic stone wool and metal ceiling systems to enhance the different learning spaces and their aesthetic, performance and sustainable goals.
Punahou School – The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2-5