Waikoloa Lutheran Church is currently in the concept and fundraising stage. The design is inspired by the arrangement of town plazas where the focal is the sanctuary. Auxiliary buildings surround a covered area and also function as windbreak. Sanctuary seats 100 persons, during overflow functions, services can include more people by expanding into the covered central space. Sanctuary’s main axis is aligned to Christmas Day the moment the sun rises above the flank of Mauna Kea.
The design of the Nelson Residence has evolved naturally from the original concept sketch away from the idea that buildings serving different functions gather around a central courtyard. The courtyard is still the focus of the home, but now its design has become more abstract than literal with buildings lying parallel along a northwest axis toward the view of the bay.