Although small, OMIZU Architecture always endeavors to utilize our design talent to assist local non-profit organizations. The African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaiʻi (AADCCH) in conjunction with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum had asked Omizu Architecture to assist their organizations in developing way-side signage on the Washington Middle School historic D.O.E. campus. Content was provided by and historically confirmed by AADCCH researchers and National Parks Service representatives so that Omizu Architecture could create the large-format layout describing the signigicant life of Anthongy D. Allen and his time in Hawaiʻi. Along with the layout and numerous drafts of image placement, captions and verbiage, the sign mounting, placement, and fabrication of National Parks Service standards on wayside signage was acheived.
Omizu Architecture attending the 2021 dedication attended by National Parks Service representatives, and dignitaries from the State of Hawaii as well as the D.O.E.