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Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community

Service Award Winner

Stephen Meder, headshot

Stephen Meder
UH Manoa

As an associate professor in the School of Architecture Stephen Meder, is recognized for his unparalleled commitment in connecting university expertise with community needs.

The primary focus of his research is linking economic and environmental sustainability with an elevated quality of life in our community. Meder uses his position in the School of Architecture to advance the principles of sustainability through outreach to professional groups and at the community level.

Meder helped design and is currently the director of the Center for Smart Building and Community Design, a partnership between the Sea Grant College Program and the School of Architecture. He is also recognized for his work with underserved communities in Wai‘anae and Kalihi.

The Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award has honored faculty members for significant contributions that strengthen ties between the University of Hawai’i and the community.

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Linda Cox
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Donnalyn Kalei
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Roy Kamida


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Lee Stein
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Stephen Wehrman


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Ralph Kouchi
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Nelda Quensell