principals

Charles Y. Kaneshiro

Charles Y. Kaneshiro

President / COOAIA, LEED AP

Charles Kaneshiro is an architect with a passion for sustainability, educational and inspired endeavors that transform communities.

Through this leadership, Charles has designed many of Hawaii’s “firsts” including:

1) First LEED Platinum School – HalauHo’olako at Kanu o KaAina Learning Ohana
2) First LEED Platinum Laboratory – University of Hawaii C-MORE Hale
3) First LEED Platinum Commercial Interiors – G70 2nd Floor Offices
4) First LEED Certified Preschool in Honolulu – Central Union Preschool
5) First LEED Certified Public School – DOE Pu’uKukui Elementary in Wailuku, Maui

Charles was nominated as the Hawaii’s first green school advocate in 2007 and served on the steering committee for the development of the Hawaii CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance School) green certification program. Under his leadership, G70 was recognized as Pacific Business News’ inaugural winner of the “Best in Sustainability” award in the 2014 Business Leadership Awards.

Since 2014, Charles has served as G70’s President / COO and is leading the firm during a pivotal time to rebrand the firm, expands its services and global reach. In 2016, G70 changed the firm name from Group 70 International, launched a new website and opened a new office in Jakarta.

other principals

Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim

RIBA, ARB
Craig Takahata

Craig Takahata

AIA
Paul T. Matsuda

Paul T. Matsuda

P.E., LEED AP
Tom Young

Tom Young

MBA, AIA
Katherine M. MacNeil

Katherine M. MacNeil

AIA, LEED AP
James L. Stone

James L. Stone

D. Arch., AIA, LEED AP
Christine Mendes Ruotola

Christine Mendes Ruotola

AICP, LEED AP
Jeffrey H. Overton

Jeffrey H. Overton

AICP, LEED AP
Stephen H. Yuen

Stephen H. Yuen

AIA
Roy H. Nihei

Roy H. Nihei

AIA, CSI, LEED AP
Jim Nishimoto

Jim Nishimoto,Vice Chair

AIA
Linda C. Miki

Linda C. Miki,Vice Chair

AIA
Sheryl B. Seaman

Sheryl B. Seaman,Vice Chair

AIA, ASID, LEED AP
Norman G.Y. Hong

Norman G.Y. Hong,Vice Chair

CEO, AIA
Francis S. Oda

Francis S. Oda,Charman

D. Arch., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP