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Project Experience

Location: Islands of Ebeye, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Client: Carleton Hawpe and Associates
9 N. Pauahi St., Suite 209, Honolulu, HI  96817
Contact: Carleton Hawpe, Principal Architect and President
Year Completed: 1988
Project Scope:

Tropical Storm Roy struck the Island of Ebeye on January 7, 1988, leaving almost 900 persons homeless (roughly 10 percent of the total resident population).  The Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority needed assistance to develop several housing development strategies.  Strategies considered: a) the population redistribution of homeless persons to new residential areas on the islands of Gugeegue and Ebeye, b) the reduction of housing densities in existing and new residential areas, c) the reduction of household occupancy levels, d) the establishment of minimum houselot sizes and setbacks, e) the establishment of basic housing, and sanitation and building codes, and f) the establishment of a local housing authority.

The development of these strategies required the evaluation of existing population and cultural trends, housing stock and community sanitation conditions and needs, and the preparation of a ten-year forecast of population and housing demand.

Conceptual community and site plans for four residential areas were also prepared.  These plans served as  a basis for the subsequent detailed engineering design of each residential neighborhood