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Honolulu-based designers Kaoru Lovett, Graham Hart, and Ronald Ribao garnered the most support in a public voting competition for their short film "Mixed Plate Hawaii," which centers on how the state's diverse cultural heritage affects its built environment​. The submission in the Look Up Film Challenge, an AIA initiative inviting participants to use storytelling to highlight the role of architects in the built environment, also won the third place overall and received special recognition in the diversity and inclusion category​. 

"Mixed Plate Hawaii wouldn’t have done so well had it not been for the influence of the larger community. To see the impact that the greater public can have on something that we worked on is truly humbling," Lovett said in a press release. "The entire experience has left us eager to further explore the relationship between cinema and architecture."

Check out the other videos that placed in the AIA's competition here.