New Nature Center and Bus Stop at McCully Street/Ala Wai Canal

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.



Above is a map that shows the location of the park entrance, which consists of a nature center, heritage center, and gift shop. Also shown are fishponds and taro patches accessible by canoe via the Ala Wai Canal.

Architectural Sketches


Above. Left, architectural sketches of a new drop-off area which consists of bus shelters. Center and right, architectural sketches of nature center, heritage center, and gift shop.   

Artistic Rendering

Above. Artistic rendering of nature center, heritage center, and gift shop.

Related Links:

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem, BLOG

Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017

Other Links That May Interest You:

Mānoa Heritage Center Gardens and Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau


A Chinese American, Emy Louie (雷慧妮) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 1991 and earned a degree in Architecture.

In 1993, Ms. Louie relocated to the mainland United States and from 2007 to 2012, she hosted her radio show to interview the movers and shakers of sustainable design and green building and taught continuing education classes to design professionals.

She is president of Emy Louie, Consulting Services, which works on design, conservation, and environmental projects. Since 2018, Ms. Louie spends her time in Honolulu and Central America to do environmental field research.


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