Designed by Vladimir Ossipoff and his firm, Associated Architects, in 1948, and built in 1949 by Pacific Construction Company, University of Hawaii Administration Building has been the home of the University President’s Office for over 60 years. The building sits on an expansive lawn, greeting students as they arrive to the heart of campus in Manoa. University of Hawaii Administration Building has architecturally significant; it was designed by Vladimir Ossipoff in the International Style of the Modern Movement using the influence and resources of Hawaiian climate and culture. The building and its surroundings are not only architecturally significant; they also have deep roots in the history of the University and the community. The building stands as a monument for those students and members of the community who challenged University and government policies from its steps.
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