Ground Breaking Ceremony in Hawaii
Principal, David Pfeifer of @domusstudio was blessed to participate in a Ground Breaking ceremony for a new Parish Center for Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Parish in Waipahu, HI on the island of Oahu. This was a collaborative effort with the Honolulu based architecture firm InForm Design. The Parish Center will provide the church with a new banquet hall, as well as much-needed meeting rooms and a new office. The design takes advantage of the local climate by opening to the outdoors and shaping a new outdoor patio and grassy courtyard.
The ceremony was officiated by Msgr. Gary Secor, Vicar General of the Diocese of Honolulu and Fr. William Kunisch and Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefente. The rite included the ceremonial turning of the soil using O’o sticks, a tool used by native farmers. Cultures vary, but our thirst for Christ’s love is universal.