The dorm aims to reflect a strong Hawaiian style by incorporating indigenous plants and attractive outdoor
spaces and courtyard.  Minimized windows and natural ventilation makes this facility more environmentally
sustainable.  It is the first of three dormitories planned to meet the demand for student housing since the
increase in enrollment at UH Manoa.  Frear Hall is the first new housing on the UH Campus in three decades.  
Valued at $70 million, this 12-story student housing facility replaces the original 54-year-old Frear Hall which has
been demolished.  Frear Hall, adds more than 800 additional beds.  This project obtained LEED® Certification
(Silver).

Notkin Hawaii Inc. provided mechanical design services for air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, and fire
protection systems.  Construction was completed in 2008, in time for the new academic year.  American Campus
Communities, a Texas-based developer, along with a team of local consultants, including architectural
consultants at CDS International, are working to bring a new standard of living for the students at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa.
Frear Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Location
Honolulu, Hawaii

Year Completed
2008

Services Performed
Air Conditioning
Ventilation
Plumbing
Fire Sprinklers