The Kamehameha Schools, established for the education of native Hawaiian children, boasts one of the best physical plants for primary and secondary education in the nation. The Industrial Arts Building contains state-of-the-art equipment in automotive science, carpentry, electronics, metal work, and computer drafting. It is a multi-tiered structure that respects its steeply sloping site.
The architectural vocabulary of this building borrows from the rich heritage established in the early 20th century by noted Hawaii architect C. W. Dickey whose work dominates the upper campus. Large picture windows along the central pedestrian way allow passing students to observe class activities and foster an interest in the industrial arts.