Updated at 12:02 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Grant will allow UH-Manoa to catalog campus
Advertiser StaffFor the first time, researchers will catalog all landscaping and historic architecture on the 300-acre University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation.
The one-year project will include examinations of 50 historic buildings and a survey of the trees and shrubs on campus.
Researchers will catalog the buildings and landscaping with photographs, drawings, maps and written descriptions.
"As we celebrate the centennial of our Manoa campus, it's vitally important that we document and preserve the many cultural and landscape gems included here," said Manoa campus interim Chancellor Denise Konan, in a news release.
The campus features diverse tropical plant collections, with more than 800 plant species and eight registered "exceptional" trees.
The project will create a reference for future changes to a master plan for the campus. It will be coordinated by Bill Chapman, director of the historic preservation graduate program.
The Getty Foundation, whose headquarters is in California, is an international cultural and philanthropic institution.
Go to www.getty.edu for more information.