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Alala Aviarys 13 & 14, Double-wide Keauhou Bird Conservation Center | Volcano, Hawaii | Taylor Cocerham AIA Architect, 2991-2014

Endangered birds are common in the Hawaii Archipelago. The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center is the vision of Dr. William Burnham of the Peregrine Fund, and Mr. Alan Lieberman and Mrs. Cindi Keuhler of the Zoological Society of San Diego for endangered forest song bird propagation and release. Construction was funded by numerous private gifts and the Congress of the United States of America. The land is leased from Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate Kamehameha Schools.

During a 20 year project, 2 forest bird barns, a brooder/office building and 15 Alala single and double-wide aviarys were built.

Project Director: Mr. Alan Lieberman, Director Emeritus KBCC, Research Fellow for the San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, California

Architects: Mrs. Leslie Taylor Cockerham, AIA, Hilo, Hawaii / Mr. John Harvey Maxey, Architect, Boise, Idaho

General Contractor: Mr. David Ramler, President, Kawika General Contracting, Inc., Hilo, Hawaii


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Leslie Taylor Cockerham / Master of Architecture, 1982