Pacific Buddhist Academy construction project in the news

photo of Star-Advertiser article on $6.5 million campus expansion

The April 2, 2016 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser includes a 5-column article on the project now underway to construct a new classroom building for Pacific Buddhist Academy. The article, written by reporter Pat Gee, is entitled “School starts work on $6.5M campus expansion” and appears in the Keeping Faith section.

The article notes that the new building will allow PBA to grow enrollment to 120 students, an increase of 50. Head of School Josh Hernandez Morse is interviewed and describes several features of the new building, including movable walls that provide flexible learning spaces, a student commons/amphitheater, a tea ceremony room, a science lab, and studios for visual arts, performance, and digital media.

Hernandez Morse expresses appreciation to the Hongwanji community, saying, “We couldn’t have achieved the ($9 million) goal without the strong stupport of the temple community — some $5 million of the total came from temple communities throughout Hawaii and Japan.”