After the first Waimea 400 Master Plan Community Collaboration Meetings were held, the Student Design Challenge was launched to engage students in collaborative design and problem solving as it relates to land use planning. Nine teams signed up for the challenge.
In teams, the students:
Reviewed the information about Waimea 400 as presented on the Waimea 400 website;
Considered the opportunities and constraints of the site;
Considered the types of uses members of the community mentioned and uses that they wanted to see on the site; and
Created a site plan for Waimea 400.
Nine teams ranging from 9th to 12th graders submitted designs. The community was asked to vote for the top two projects that they felt were most innovative, considerate of site conditions, and most fitting for the West Kauaʻi Community. Over 150 votes were received.
1ST PLACE: AKAMAI DESIGNS Sophomores Peyton Siliado, Dane Lo, and Kale Kakuda won with an in-depth site plan that included housing, community gardens, a solar farm, fruit trees, and a BMX bike track. Click on the buttons below to view their site plan and presentation.
2ND PLACE: TEAM ZZ Seniors Za Zsa DuBose, Denise Dumlao, Cailin Pasion, and Kaye Serapio garnered second place with a detailed and colorful rendition showing a variety of housing types, sports and recreational facilities, pathways, amphitheater, splash pad, and ideas for economic development for the West Kaua‘i community. Click the button below to view their site plan.
The students creativity, innovation, and thoughtful collaboration on a vision for the Waimea 400 parcel are impressive and inspiring! Everyone did an amazing job of conveying their vision for Waimea 400 for the community to enjoy. To view the other seven student projects, click on the buttons below.