Punahou’s Middle Field

April 2019 was our fourth year of collaborating with AIA during Architecture Month, and today’s event (at Punahou School’s Middle Field) was as enjoyable as before. Observing the weather earlier in the day, we were wondering if we would get washed away, but the skies cleared in time. AIA representative and long-time USkO sketcher Mayumi started us off with a brief overview of the history and architecture visible from our venue – also passing around an old map of campus – before we dispersed to sketch. Dillingham Hall (where hundreds of student dancers performed in elaborate costumes this morning), Castle Hall (scheduled to be demolished soon), a lively softball game (Punahou played Kamehameha), and several other sights on campus made appearances in our sketches. Show and tell was a great opportunity to get to know our fellow sketchers, whose styles were as wonderfully diverse as their backgrounds (including architects, planners, writers, editors, and scientists), and several of whom shared their personal connections to and memories of Punahou.

We ended the event with a giveaway of sketch supplies kindly and generously provided by
Hawaiian Graphics and AIA.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

See you at our next event on May 4!

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