October 16, 2021 | Source: KHON2 News

CANstruction® display at Kahala Mall benefits Hawaii Food Bank

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Eight teams gathered canned food items and created them into designs at Kahala Mall on Oahu. This is a competition to see whose CANstruction® is the best. The public can vote for the people’s choice award from Oct. 17-23 by donating to the Hawaii Food Bank. Each suggested $1 donation will be one...

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October 16, 2021 | Source: KITV4

AIA Honolulu’s CANstruction® competition benefiting the Hawaii Foodbank

Members of the public are invited to participate in CANstruction® by voting for their favorite canned food structures. KAHALA (KITV4) - AIA Honolulu’s 16th Annual CANstruction® competition featuring the RMA Architects Team returns to Kahala Mall with the buildout of the projects. Eight teams of local architects and allied design and engineering professionals put their design...

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September 30, 2021 | Source: Maui Now

Island Design Firm Brings Functional Patterns to New Maui County Service Center

The Maui County service center in Kahului was designed by the award-winning design firm G70, which was founded in Honolulu in 1971. The 62,000-square-foot building was designed to provide a conveniently located center that consolidates selected County services to best serve the needs of the community and each department. The new facility on Alaʻihi Street houses...

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September 29, 2021 | Source: G70 News

G70 welcomes Dylan Terukina as its newest civil engineer

Hawai‘i’s largest design firm G70 today announced it has hired Dylan Terukina as it’s newest addition to the Civil Engineering department. In his new role, Terukina will assist project managers with the preparation of drawings and reports, construction documentation, material reviews, and project coordination with subconsultants. A recent graduate, Terukina studied at the University of Hawai‘i...

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September 23, 2021 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace | G70 Wellness Committee

Rooted in the firm’s commitment to employee wellbeing, members of G70 from different disciplines (interior design, architecture, planning, and civil engineering), were interested in improving employee wellness. They also shared a passion for learning about the latest methods and technologies in building design that prioritize the occupants’ wellbeing. While ‘wellness’ can be a broad term that...

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September 8, 2021 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Charles Kaneshiro Explains the Evolving and Resilient Architecture Industry

Hawaii Business Magazine’s former Director of Events, Anthony Bagnoli, spoke with Charles Kaneshiro, President and COO of G70, a presenting sponsor for the CHANGE Event Series [embed][/embed] In this interview, they discuss resilience in the architecture industry through use of an integrated model. Kaneshiro also shares how G70 upgraded their technology to go mobile – changing...

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September 7, 2021 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Local Architects Talk About Repurposing Existing Buildings in Post-Pandemic Hawai‘i

Adaptive reuse means repurposing an existing building – for instance, turning a high-rise tower filled with offices into an apartment building. That’s what’s happening at 1132 Bishop St., where new apartments are now available for rent. Similar conversions are likely in the near future, says Grant Chang, director of architecture for the Hawai‘i office of Lowney...

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September 7, 2021 | Source: GC Magazine

G70 Named One of the Best Multifamily Architects in Honolulu, Hawaii by GC Magazine

We are grateful to be named on of the Best Multifamily Architects in Honolulu by the General Contractors Magazine. The GC Magazine editorial team selected 8 Architectural firms for their local background and experience and their ability to design to suit a developer’s project requirements and needs. In the article, G70's 'Iolani School Residence Hall project...

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September 2, 2021 | Source: GC Magazine

G70 Named in 7 Best Industrial Architects in Honolulu

The editors at GC Magazine listed the top seven industrial architects in Honolulu, ranked by looking at the firm’s experience, process, and portfolio. GC Magazine described G70's expertise by our "extensive knowledge of the cultural and historical aspects of various locations in Honolulu. One example is the project above, featuring the Kapolei Harborside. A coastal landmark,...

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August 27, 2021 | Source:

40 UNDER 40: CLASS OF 2021

Lance Hirai, 34 Project architect, G70 What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far and how did you do it? I was fortunate to play a significant role in the recent campus expansion for Iolani School. In a span of five years, we completed three complex projects — a five-story residence hall, new classrooms and a...

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