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New IfA Maui Building

The groundbreaking for the new IfA Maui building, the Advanced Technology Research Center, took place on January 14. The new two-story facility near Kula should be ready for occupancy in early 2006.

Left: Kahu Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell Sr. blessing the site.

Right: Taking part in the ceremonial groundbreaking are Michael Maberry, IfA assistant director for external affairs; Kahu Maxwell; James Gaines, UH interim vice president for research; UH Regent James Haynes II; IfA Director Rolf-Peter Kudritzki; Everett Dowling, president of Dowling Company; state Senator Rosalyn Baker; Jan Yokota, UH director for capital improvements; Kurt Mitchell of Kober/Hanssen/Mitchell Architects; and Jeffrey Kuhn, IfA associate director for Maui. Photos by Karen Teramura.