principals

James L. Stone

James L. Stone

D. Arch., AIA, LEED AP

Jim Stone is a principal with G70 and recognized as one of the Pacific Region’s leading sustainability experts. He was among Hawaii’s first LEED Accredited Professionals and served as the founding chair and pacific regional representative for the U.S. Green Building Council – Hawai‘i Chapter and board of director of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Honolulu Chapter. Stone joined G70 in 2001 and specializes in the formation of highly effective and accountable, integrated design principalss for award-winning sustainable, institutional, defense and resort projects.

With an emphasis on harnessing the entire principals’s creative and problem-solving skills, he has delivered some of the firm’s most challenging and budget constrained projects. The revitalization of Kamehameha School’s Haleiwa Store Lots on Oahu’s famed North Shore is exemplary of Stone’s successful execution of a challenging project involving layers of entitlements and approvals on a site with several infrastructure constraints among other historic, cultural and natural resource concerns. Stone is also credited with designing Kaupuni Village in Waianae, the country’s first net-zero affordable housing development and multiple award-winning LEED Platinum community. He has been recognized by the AIA for his work on Kapolei Hale and by the City and County of Honolulu for Chinatown Manor, which was named City Project of the Year.

Protecting our island home is in Stone’s DNA and his role in the sustainability community has led to numerous sustainable design presentations to national organizations. His doctoral thesis, entitled Hoa‘äina, Communities in Cultural and Ecological Harmony, created a cultural sustainability metric based on the Ahupua‘a to measure, and then apply the sustainable strategies to both historic and contemporary island communities. Within the firm, Stone’s leadership and successful mentoring has encouraged more than 40 percent of G70’s professional staff to pursue LEED certification. Today, the company proudly employs 34 LEED APs, the most LEED APs in a single Hawaii design firm, and in 2014 was awarded Pacific Business News’ inaugural Best in Sustainability recognition in the Business Leadership Hawaii Awards.

Since 2007, Stone has been a member of the USGBC – Hawai‘i Chapter. He is also a member of the AIA, American Resort Development Association and Urban Land Institute.

Stone is a licensed architect in the State of Hawai‘i and earned a doctorate and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Originally from Maui, the Honolulu resident is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time with his active family.

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
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
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,Chairman

D. Arch., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP