Join Don J. Hibbard, author of Buildings of Hawaii, on an SAH Field Seminar in Hawaii customized for SAH members. Hibbard will bring the Buildings of the United States volume to life, with visits to many of the sites featured in the book, as well as several new buildings. Experience the unique architecture of Hawaii firsthand with content of the high caliber you have come to expect from SAH and access to sites not usually open to the public.
The “Crossroads of the Pacific,” Hawaii’s architectural heritage overlays a multicultural social dynamic on a sub-tropical setting. The last major Pacific island chain to claim Europe’s awareness, and the most isolated place on the globe in terms of proximity to a major land mass, Hawaii remained an independent Kingdom and Republic until annexed by the United States in 1899, which ultimately led to its admission to the Union in 1959 as the 50th state. The SAH Field Seminar will explore the distinct built environment of Honolulu, with a focus on the twentieth century.