Kumuhau Subdivision | Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

The Kumuhau Subdivision provided ecofriendly and climate-responsive home ownership opportunities to 45 Native Hawaiian families in Waimanalo, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. After developing the site, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) competitively selected Armstrong Development to design and build the project. The climate responsive and cost-effective designs include social elements, such as carports that act as outdoor shaded rooms and considerations for future expansion. 

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.