Gilman Hu Endowed Scholarship

CSI Honolulu Chapter are pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Gilman Hu Endowed Scholarship for the School of Architecture.

Gilman K. M. Hu, FCSI, AIA is a retired architect who was in private practice in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. In July 2008 he was named president of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in Alexandria, Virginia, and became the first president to come from the Honolulu CSI Chapter. Born in China, he was also the first Asian-American CSI president.

Hu joined CSI in 1967 as a charter member of the Honolulu chapter. He had served in nearly every CSI leadership position since joining, from Honolulu Chapter president to West Region Conference chairman to vice president-professional on the national level. He has been a member of the national Awards Committee, Nominating Committee and Jury of Fellows.

In 1994, CSI presented the president’s plaque to Hu for his exceptional work performed on behalf of the Institute. The following year, CSI elevated him to fellowship, one of the institute’s top honors. He founded and published The Fellows newsletter, a publication for CSI fellows, and has been lauded for his work on improving the CSI membership experience.

He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a Member Emeritus of the American Institute of Architects.

CSI Honolulu Chapter sponsorship will provide scholarships to students enrolled at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Architecture. These scholarships will assist with the costs associated with attendance (tuition, books, fees, supplies, etc.). The support may also be used for travel associated with architectural or building profession research or education, architecture or building profession general expenses or costs associated with research such as the research of technology as applied to the built environment.

2020 Awardees