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Holmes Hall

Information about Holmes Hall

Picture of Holmes Hall

Holmes Hall houses the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is named after Wilfred Jay Holmes, Senior Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Mathematics and First Dean of the College of Engineering. Groundbreaking for the building took place on November 3, 1969 and was completed and occupied in mid-1972.

Picture of Holmes Hall Sculpure

The sculpture in front of Holmes Hall, the Gate(way) of Hope, was made from three-eights of an inch thick steel plates that were cut, rolled and welded together. The state Foundation for Culture & the Arts paid its artist, Alexander Liberman, $50,000 for the work.

Maps of each floor of Holmes Hall