The goal of the project is to repurpose an existing metal warehouse in downtown Wahiawa as a Value-Added Product Development Center (VAC) to be jointly managed by the Hawaii Community Colleges and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Development Corporation. The VAC is an incubator component in a larger portfolio of missing middle-scaled cooperative food facilities to be implemented by the Agribusiness Development Corporation that link food producers and consumers. The VAC will support postsecondary education in the incubation and marketing of value-added food products through the recycling of nearby agricultural waste streams.


2019 World Architecture Festival Award for Education-Future Project Shortlisted


Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corporation
University of Hawaii Community Colleges

AuthorLinda Komlos