Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School is an impressive poured-in-place, modern concrete structure with large lava rock aggregate that adds texture to the massive concrete structure while large spans of windows create a strong composition of positive and negative spaces. Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School is significant not only for its role in the educational development of state and county, but as an exceptional example of modern architecture in the International Style in Hawaii. It is also a masterpiece of site planning and is one of only two educational institutions done by Associated Architects, a group of well known architects including Alfred Pries, Phillip Fisk, Allen R. Johnson and Vladimir Ossipoff.
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