November 10, 2014 | Source: biz

PBS Hawaii starts construction on its new Honolulu headquarters

PBS Hawaii began construction Monday on its new Honolulu headquarters in Kalihi, which will be called the Clarence T.C. Ching Campus. The nonprofit held a small groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of its future home at 315 Sand island Access Road, which was most recently occupied by American Electric and KHNL and KFVE television....

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November 8, 2014 | Source: biz

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort plans $50M retail expansion

Blackstone Group, owner of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, plans to spend $50 million to redevelop the existing shopping center at the hotel by opening it up to busy Kalakaua Avenue, the main commercial street in Hawaii's tourism mecca. The project at the 39-story, 1,231-room hotel is expected to add about 23,000 square...

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November 7, 2014 | Source: biz

People who make Hawaii work: Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim was recently named principal and design director at Group 70 International. Kim, 41, a former design director with Gensler Europe, will help Group 70 grow its international practice and expand its services. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim grew up in Hawaii, graduating from Kailua High School before attending the University of Southern...

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October 16, 2014 | Source:

Hawaii’s JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa to be converted to hotel-condominium, plans show

The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina in Hawaii will be converted to a hotel-condominium project with retail and other commercial uses and a portion of the current hotel and the entire banquet pavilion will be demolished to make way for new residential towers, according to an assessment done by Honolulu-based Group 70...

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October 10, 2014 | Source:

Group 70 International Hires Notable Architect Ma Ry Kim

Honolulu-based Group 70 International (G70) hired principal and design director Ma Ry Kim, one of the Hawaii’s most coveted international architects. The former design director for Gensler Europe is recognized for multiple award-winning projects globally and for her architectural contributions to emerging economies within the Middle East and Europe. “It is with sheer delight that we welcome...

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October 1, 2014 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii Magazine

G70 Adds Graphics Specialist

Design firm G70 International (G70) has hired Silas Haglund as graphics and document specialist to provide marketing support for the firm. He will design, improve and streamline ads, and complete architectural renderings, site plans, concepts, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and other official documents for G70 and its clients. He is also responsible for updating and...

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September 14, 2014 | Source:

G70 Hires Charles Siu

Charles Siu Date added: December 9, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Group 70 International Current title/position: Designer Duties/responsibilities: His responsibilities include understanding and communicating design concepts and assisting the project architect or principal in charge throughout the design process. Siu is also a research assistant at the Environmental Research and Design Lab at UH...

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September 14, 2014 | Source:

G70 Hires Mengxi “Fanny” He

Mengxi “Fanny” He Date added: December 9, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Group 70 International Current title/position: Architectural designer Duties/responsibilities: Fanny works with architectural and interior design teams on detailed CAD drawings, 3D models and renderings of various projects. She has received merits from the National Human Habitat Classic Architectural Design and Planning Competition-double...

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September 10, 2014 | Source:

CBRE Inc. Hawaii finishes major office renovation in Honolulu

CBRE Inc. Hawaii, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the state, has completed a renovation of the office space at its headquarters in Downtown Honolulu that has been reduced in size by 30 percent and is now a 100 percent free-address environment, where no one has an assigned office or workstation. The “Workplace...

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September 1, 2014 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii

Hilton Hokulani, Waikiki’s Latest Well-Heeled Tower

The Hilton Hokulani Waikiki, completed on Oct. 31, 2013, provides the amenities of a luxury resort to a well-heeled timeshare clientele. With its 6,500-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge, water displays and 143 upscale suites, the resort has achieved LEED Certification in the category of New Construction. The Hokulani occupies the site of Outrigger’s former Ohana Islander...

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