March 1, 2016 | Source:

20 FOR THE NEXT 20 2016

Each Year, Hawaii Business selects 20 emerging leaders who have already made major contributions to Hawaii and whom we expect to have an even greater impact over the next two decades. Let us introduce you to Hawaii’s People to Watch, Class of 2016.   Read full article here.

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February 26, 2016 | Source:

Honolulu’s Group 70 International opens office in Indonesia as part of Asian expansion

Group 70 International Inc., one of the largest architecture firms in Hawaii, has opened a new office in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of its international expansion into Asian markets, the Honolulu-based company said Friday. The new office is in partnership with PT. Sentul City, Tbk., an Indonesia-based property development and management company. The new firm —...

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February 24, 2016 | Source:

Slideshow: PBS Hawaii to move into new headquarters in April

The $17.5 million renovation of the PBS Hawaii’s 31,000-square-foot studio should be ready for staff to move in this April, the designers behind the project said this week. Group 70 International’s Vice Chair and Principal-in-Charge of the Interior Design Division Sheryl Seaman gave PBN an exclusive tour this week of the facility, located at the intersection...

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February 19, 2016 | Source:

Luxury Townhome Development Sales Open in Wailea

Armstrong Development and the Burrard Group have launched sales at Makali‘i, a new residential community of 68 townhomes located at the gateway to Mākena, within walking distance of Polo Beach and the Wailea beachwalk. Offering unobstructed ocean, island and sunset views, the hillside community will feature two- and three-bedroom condominiums ranging from $1 million to $2.4...

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February 19, 2016 | Source:

Q+A: Filmmaker and Designer Kaoru Lovett on the Real “Hawaiian Sense of Place”

Kaoru Lovett is an architectural designer, surfer, and filmmaker—but not necessarily in that order. Last year, he and fellow University of Hawaii at Manoa graduates Ronald Ribao and Graham Hart took home the People’s Choice award and third place overall in the AIA’s Look Up Film Challenge with Mixed Plate: The Architecture of Hawaii, a three-minute...

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February 14, 2016 | Source:

Input sought on Waianae flood mitigation study

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February 9, 2016 | Source:

WATG Hawaii chief leaves for Honolulu’s Group 70 International

Craig Takahata, the head of the Honolulu office for the architecture firm WATG, has left the firm after about 17 years to join Honolulu-based Group 70 International as a principal focusing on that architecture firm’s international expansion, Group 70 said Tuesday. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for the former vice president and managing director for...

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February 2, 2016 | Source:

Group 70 Hires Lakiesha White

Date added: February 2, 2016 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Group 70 International, Inc. Current title/position: Interior designer Duties/responsibilities: White is responsible for space planning, material and finish selections and specifications, presentation boards and construction documentation.   Read full article here

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February 1, 2016 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii Magazine

Office ‘Space Available’ is Shrinking

The upcoming $61 million redevelopment of the Waikiki Trade Center as a new condotel will further shrink Hawaii’s available office space. “There has been a steady climb of activity in the sale of office properties in Hawaii over the past 24 months,” says Matthew Bittick, CBRE Brokerage Services senior vice president. Bittick notes that the state...

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January 25, 2016 | Source:

State set to move ahead with study for new Puna library

The state is about to kick off preliminary planning for a new regional public library for underserved residents in the rapidly growing Puna district. During the 2014 legislative session, state lawmakers appropriated $800,000 for a feasibility study and the initial phases of the project, which will complement the three libraries currently serving Puna residents in Pahoa,...

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