Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Department of Transportation - News Release

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2009


KONA – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is proud to announce that the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor, Hawai‘i’s first state scenic byway, has received a $29,140 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, achieving the first in a series of steps required to be designated as a National Scenic Byway.

The Kona Heritage Corridor is a segment of Mamalahoa Highway (County Route 180) that runs between Honokahau and Honalo, passing through Holualoa, inland of Kailua-Kona. The Corridor was designated the first state scenic byway in March 2009, paving the way for federal recognition and funding.

“This recognition is the result of private and public partnership at its best,” said Brennon Morioka, DOT director. “This grant represents years of hard work, collaboration, and the commitment to not only preserving, but enhancing, one of the many scenic corridors in the state. We congratulate Pulama Ia Kona and appreciate the cooperation of the FHWA Honolulu office staff and Hawai‘i County officials in this effort,” Morioka added.

The $29,140 grant will help fund the development of a Corridor Management Plan (CMP) to recognize, preserve and enhance the unique qualities of this roadway. Through inventory, assessment and analysis of historic resources, the goal of the CMP will be to provide a meaningful experience to byway travelers while preserving the byway's historic qualities of indigenous Hawaiian culture and European and Asian settlement. The CMP will also address such issues as local economic development and the level of commitment by government and the community. This project was selected from among 320 grant applications nationally and was one of 160 projects awarded in 43 states.

“In order to submit the grant application, Pulama IA Kona Heritage Preservation Council had to establish a Local Byway Committee composed of agencies and individuals from throughout the County of Hawai‘i. This group will continue to spearhead the grant implementation efforts. We plan to continue to hold community meetings in order to enable all residents and stakeholders to participate in this grassroots effort to develop safe and meaningful experiences for travelers along the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor,” said Scott Seymour, president of Pulama IA Kona.

Through the CMP and its associated planning processes, local businesses, residents and organization stakeholders along the byway will be better prepared to preserve and enhance the area’s historic resources and to provide travelers with accurate information.

Scenic Byways are highway corridors which are determined to have outstanding intrinsic qualities that make them distinctive and integral to their communities. These include such qualities as scenery, recreational activities, cultural sites, archaeological features, natural areas, and/or historic qualities.

The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) is part of the U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has funded 2,832 projects for state and nationally designated byway routes in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has recognized these selected roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.

Recognition as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. DOT can have tangible benefits that support our state’s transportation, natural resources, and tourism goals
It also provides opportunities for byway-specific federal grants for projects along these designated corridors. A full list of U.S. Scenic Byways and more information on the program can be viewed at www.byways.org.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Call for Entries: Landscape Architecture award nominations due Feb 12

Professional landscape architects are encouraged to submit nominations for the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Awards until Friday, February 12. Awards will be presented in General Design, Residential Design, analysis & Planning, Research, and the Landmark Award in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

According to the ASLA's guidelines, the "Landmark Award" is "awarded to distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located."

To find out more about award criteria, please visit the ASLA website.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Planning the future of Kakaako Makai

The Community is invited to a weekend of public meetings designed to inform and gather input on the future planning of the Kakaako Makai District. These collaborative sessions will be held on January 30, 31 and February 1, 2010 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. For more information, please see the HCDA webpage (http://hcdaweb.org/kakaako-makai-advisory-working-group).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

National Preservation Institute - Hawaii Programs

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage. The 2010 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online at www.npi.org. The 2010 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions - www.npi.org/NewsRelease2010.pdf.

Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
Honolulu, HI - March 22-23, 2010
in cooperation with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and
the Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii

Explore a holistic stewardship approach to an integrated management strategy for cultural and natural resources on public and private lands. These resources often are analyzed and planned for independently, leading to isolated approaches. Through case studies, discuss and evaluate long-term planning and decision making processes that combine legal and management frameworks to better conserve and preserve the core values of these resources. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.

CERCLA and NHPA Coordination for Superfund Sites
Honolulu, HI - March 24-25, 2010
in cooperation with
the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and
the Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii

Identify opportunities to coordinate Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) responses at Superfund remediation sites that may include cultural sites or be a historic property. Focus on how to anticipate and plan for incorporation of the Section 106 process into project management and community consultation. Learn how to determine if NHPA applies, evaluate the use of feasibility studies and risk assessments, and discuss the conclusion and resolution of the process. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.

Instructor. Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.

Registration rates. The advance registration rate is available through February 10, 2010, for $450 (2 days - Cultural and Natural Resources) / $450 (2 days - CERCLA) / $750 (4 days - both seminars). The regular registration rate after that date is $500 (2 days - Cultural and Natural Resources) / $500 (2 days - CERCLA) / $800 (4 days - both seminars).

Questions? Please contact:

Jere Gibber
Executive Director
National Preservation Institute
P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
703/765-0100; 703/768-9350 fax
info@npi.org; www.npi.org

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Request for Proposal: Modernism and the Recent Past

Jan. 7, 2010. Today, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional services undertaken to prepare a context statement and research relating to historic resources from Hawai‘i Modernism and the Recent Past (1939-1979).

The RFP initiates the process to select an Independent Contractor for professional services to assist Historic Hawai‘i Foundation (HHF), in cooperation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (National Trust), to complete research, writing and presentation of a Context Statement related to Hawaii’s historic resources from the Modern and Recent Past eras. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is requesting firms to submit a proposal responsive to all of the requirements set forth in the RFP.

Proposals are due 4:00 p.m. (Hawai‘i Time), February 16, 2010.

Download the RFP Information.


Heritage Documentation Programs
The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Landscapes Survey), a division of the National Park Service, seeks applications from qualified individuals for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS
Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last twelve weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Salaries range from approximately $6,000 to approximately $11,000 for the summer, depending on job responsibility, locality of the project, and level of experience. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2010.

Detailed application information is available at the National Park Service web site:
View examples of HDP documentation at the Library of Congress

HABS-SAH SALLY KRESS TOMPKINS FELLOWSHIPThe Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), permits an architectural historian to conduct research on a 12-week HABS project during the summer of 2010. The award consists of a $10,000 stipend. Applicants should be pursuing graduate studies in architectural history or other related fields. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2010.

For detailed information, visit: The National Park Service Website or contact James A. Jacobs at or (202) 354-2184.

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM)  announce the Maritime Documentation Internship 2010. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of  architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work on a HAER maritime documentation project. The  applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. The selected recipient will receive a stipend of approximately $7,000 and will work  with a HAER team for 12 weeks during the summer. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring  and drafting of historic maritime resources. Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2010.

For detailed information, visit: National Park Service Website or contact Todd Croteau at
or (202) 354-2167.

NOTE: Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship and Maritime Documentation Internship applicants who want to be
considered for summer positions with HABS/HAER/HALS will need to submit a separate application. For instructions,  visit: National Park Service Information

For additional information regarding any of the Heritage Documentation Programs Summer 2010
Employment Opportunities, please contact:

Summer Program Administrator
Heritage Documentation Programs Division, NPS
1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor (2270)
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 354-2135

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The popular Experts at the Palace lecture series will explore the history and places of Hawaii’s monarchy period during its 2010 season.  The lectures will be held weekly from 12 – 1 p.m. on Thursdays from January 14 – February 18 in the Old Archives Building on ‘Iolani Palace Grounds.  The lectures are free and open to the public.

The experts and their topics will be:
Jan. 14: Spencer Leineweber, Rituals of Place: Palaces of the Kamehameha Monarchy
Jan. 21: Stuart Ching, ‘Iolani Palace and the British Country House
Jan. 28: Yongthanit Pimosatheoan, A Compromise of East and West: King Rama V and the Design of Chakkri Throne Hall in the Grand Place, Bangkok
Feb. 4: Nikluas Schweizer, The Military Forces of King Kalākaua’s Reign
Feb. 11: Neil Dukas, Kalākaua’s Foreign Policy
Feb. 18: Nanette Napoleon, The Royal Mausoleum

Experts at the Palace is organized by the Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is co-sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace.  This year will be the 23rd season for the series.