principals

Paul T. Matsuda

Paul T. Matsuda

P.E., LEED AP

Paul T. Matsuda, P.E., LEED AP is a principal of G70 and the director of its civil engineering division. Selected for his civil engineering expertise and 20 years of experience, Paul was recruited to join the firm in 2011 to help build and develop the company’s new civil engineering division. Paul is versed in a wide variety of site development, transportation and utility infrastructure projects throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest as his leadership has been fundamental in the engineering division’s growth and success.

As the Director of Civil Engineering, he is responsible for leading and managing a principals of 18 engineers and designers. Paul is responsible for management and delivery of the firm’s site development and public sector projects including, commercial, industrial, residential and educational site development, and transportation and utility infrastructure throughout the state, country, and internationally.

Paul has worked on many high-profile projects throughout his career and recognized locally for his work on Kamehameha Schools’ Haleiwa Store Lots, Kihei High School, HART – Dillingham Kakaako Station Group, Saddle Road on the Big Island, DR Horton’s Kahiwelo Residential Subdivision, SunEdison’s utility scale solar farms on Oahu, and Kauai Community Federal Credit Union, to name a few.

Prior to joining G70, Paul was employed with Okahara and Associates, Gray Hong Nojima, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis in Oregon, and other respected engineering firms where his notable projects included Lake Oswego High School, various Clark County, Washington transportation projects, and Marylhurst University Master Plan, among others.

Paul is committed to mentoring emerging company- and industry-wide professionals, constantly challenging them to “think outside the box.” He also dedicates his time to community and industry organizations as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers – Hawai‘i Section, American Water Works Association – Hawai‘i Section, U.S. Green Building Council – Hawai‘i Chapter, and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity (2008 – 2010 Building Committee Chair, Board Member). In 2011, Paul was awarded the Fran Brossy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and is a 2009 alumnus of Pacific Business News’ Forty under 40.

The Hilo native and Manoa resident received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional in Oregon, Washington and Hawai‘i. When the natural problem solver isn’t busy working on solutions to build a better mouse trap, he enjoys spending time with his two young sons and coaching their sports principalss.

other principals

Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim

RIBA, ARB
Craig Takahata

Craig Takahata

AIA
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
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