Maui News

$8 Million Lahainaluna High School Cafeteria Project Blessing

August 3, 2012, 7:53 AM HST
* Updated August 3, 7:58 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Interior of Lahainaluna new cafeteria. Image courtesy Ferraro Choi, Sustainable Architecture.

By Wendy Osher

A new green, sustainably designed cafeteria project will be blessed at Lahainaluna High School in West Maui today.

The $8 million project incorporates efficiency, day-lighting, shading, superior ventilation, and renewable energy systems.

Rep. Angus McKelvey of West Maui said the new cafeteria should serve as a role model for incorporating sustainability concepts in all school designs.

“We are blessed on Maui to have such incredible natural resources. We should be taking advantage of these resources to decrease our dependence on imported oil, and start to live and work in a cleaner, more environmentally conscious way. It’s a great message for the students, and I’m very proud for all of Lahaina today,” said Rep. McKelvey.


The original facility was constructed in 1963.  It was only one third the size needed for the school’s current enrollment, and was unable to adequately accommodate students for assembly use.


The new facility provides seating for 650 students and indoor assembly seating for approximately 1,000 people.

Lahainaluna new cafeteria exterior. Image courtesy Ferraro Choi, Sustainable Architecture.

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments