principals

Craig Takahata

Craig Takahata

AIA

Craig is a principal and senior project designer with global experience and expertise in hospitality design. He has designed a number of major hotel, resort, office, commercial, residential, retail, mixed-use and master planning projects since 1992, and has worked in numerous countries across the world, including United States, Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia.

As the former managing director for WATG’s Honolulu office, he has spent over 20 years servicing hospitality clients abroad for most major and boutique hotel brands. His approach to each project begins with a deep understanding of the culture and place-making of that specific location. This is then integrated into the design and planning, resulting in the creation of a truly unique destination experience.

other principals

Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim

RIBA, ARB
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
Charles Y. Kaneshiro

Charles Y. Kaneshiro,President / COO

AIA, LEED AP
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,Chairman

D. Arch., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP