I’m proud to share the story of my architectural firm, which I founded last year after decades in the Hawaii residential design market. My journey in this field began back in the late 1980s while I was also serving as an Army Sergeant on Schofield Barracks. After my time in the service, I pursued a degree at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. Now, with over three decades of residential design experience, I lead my small team, and I’m excited to share our journey with you.
My path in architecture began in high school when I attended trades courses in Heating and Air Conditioning service and participated in a senior one-year home construction class where we built a house, baseball dugouts, and a public pavilion in the city park. This hands-on experience continued with 12 years in the field, starting as a construction laborer and advancing into skilled trades such as carpentry and HVAC installation. My military service also included heavy equipment operation, providing me with invaluable insights into the construction process. After my military service, I had the privilege of serving as an architect for the United States Air Force and working in construction management for one year with NAVFAC Hawaii, giving me a decade of government work and forming a distinguished 10-year tenure. This unique blend of practical experience and architectural expertise forms the foundation of our firm’s philosophy.
Our mission is rooted in creating architectural masterpieces that capture the essence of Hawaii. Whether it’s designing new homes that harmonize with the island’s natural beauty or crafting stylish Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that seamlessly combine functionality and aesthetics, our goal has always been to exceed your expectations.
Navigating the complex world of permitting is a critical aspect of any construction project. We’ve honed our skills in utilizing the DPP eplans system, ensuring a seamless and efficient approval process for your projects. Furthermore, we prioritize environmental responsibility in Hawaii and have extensive experience coordinating Stormwater ESCP (Erosion and Sediment Control Plan) to protect the island’s delicate ecosystems during construction.
One of our firm’s hallmarks is our commitment to delivering designs in 3D. We leverage advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology to provide you with comprehensive and detailed views of your project. This approach guarantees that every aspect of your design receives meticulous planning and the utmost precision.
What truly sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to working one-on-one with Hawaii’s owner builders and contractors. Over the years, we’ve nurtured close relationships within the local construction industry, gaining an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of building in Hawaii. Our collaborative approach involves listening to your ideas, incorporating your feedback, and translating your dreams into living spaces that not only reflect Hawaii’s essence but also cater to your individual preferences.
Our reputation for excellence and integrity has forged lasting partnerships with many clients who have entrusted us with their architectural needs repeatedly. We take immense pride in being a trusted partner in the construction industry throughout Hawaii.
In summary, I founded this architectural firm on the principles of experience, expertise, and collaboration. Today, we merge cutting-edge technology with decades of local knowledge to offer online 3D design reviews and personalized, one-on-one relationships with owner builders and contractors across Hawaii. We are wholeheartedly committed to bringing your vision to life and creating spaces that embody the beauty and spirit of the islands.