Archive2023

December 15, 2023 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

HBM Industry Outlook: G70

Many of your customers and clients are facing huge challenges this year. What are those challenges and how can you help them? High construction costs and permit delays continue to be two of the most pressing challenges facing the construction industry. One strategy to reduce construction costs is to pursue the Adaptive Reuse of existing buildings....

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December 15, 2023 | Source: Pacific Business News

Special Olympics Hawaii completes sports facility upgrades in Ewa Beach

By Kelsey Kukaua Medeiros – Associate Editor, Pacific Business News Special Olympics Hawaii’s newly outfitted Sports and Wellness Center is “a game changer” for the organization that serves nearly 5,000 athletes and unified partners statewide, the nonprofit announced earlier this month. The facility originally opened in 2021, located adjacent to the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center at 91-610 Maunakapu...

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December 1, 2023 | Source: Pacific Business News

G70’s collaborative approach to corporate giving

Hawaii-based design firm G70 has donated $200,000 to five local organizations through its Hope Grant, which the company debuted in April, to “create hope for Hawaii’s future generations,” according to Charles Kaneshiro, president and COO. Kaneshiro told Pacific Business News that the idea for this new approach to corporate giving was “birthed during the Covid-19 pandemic.”...

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November 7, 2023 | Source: G70 New Hires

G70 Hires Sarah Auger

HONOLULU – Hawai'i design firm G70 has announced the addition of Sarah Auger to their architecture department. Sarah Auger, has joined G70’s robust architecture department as an Architectural Designer. A recent graduate, Auger has experience working at Cincinnati based firm, BDE Architecture and Chicago based, MG2 Design Group as an architectural intern gaining experience in design...

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October 25, 2023 | Source: Honolulu Civil Beat

Overpass For Kulanihakoi High School Slated For December 2025

An underpass construction would provide more accessibility for students, the Kihei Community Association said. The long-awaited pedestrian overpass for Kulanihakoi High School may be completed by December 2025, with costs estimated to be between $16 million and $17.5 million. The timeframe and cost projections were presented at a meeting Wednesday night by members of the Department...

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September 18, 2023 | Source: Hawaii Public Radio

Healing and survival are the focus of this home design for rebuilding on Maui

A local architect, a neuroscientist and a firefighter have a new idea for rebuilding homes in Lāhainā. The hope is to help families heal and deal with the trauma of the wildfires and provide a safe space in the event of another fire. "We have friends and family who lost their homes, and one of them...

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September 15, 2023 | Source: Honolulu Civil Beat

Why Everybody Had To Move Out Of This Affordable Housing Project

The problematic Waikiki building is an example of the challenges facing the city in its effort to provide homes for low-income families and homeless people. A $7.5 million apartment building purchased by the City and County of Honolulu in 2018 to provide housing for low-income and homeless people is now sitting vacant due to problems with...

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September 9, 2023 | Source: Maui Now

G70 Foundation donates $75,000 to aid Maui wildfire disaster relief

The G70 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hawai‘i design firm, G70, has pledged $75,000 to the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to help victims of the devastating wildfires on Maui. “Our hearts agonize for everyone on Maui who has been affected by the horrific fires,” said G70 president and COO Charles Kaneshiro. “G70 is committed...

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June 16, 2023 | Source: Pacific Business News

4 questions with top Hawaii architectural firms

PBN recently checked in with two Hawaii architectural firms on this week's List of firms, as ranked by 2022 billings. Here's what they had to say about design trends, supply chain issues, and hiring. Regarding the architectural industry, what’s trending, and why is this trend significant? Charles Kaneshiro, president/COO, G70: Resilience is at the forefront for many...

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April 26, 2023 | Source: G70 News

G70 Welcomes Aggabao and Ringuette

HONOLULU – Hawai'i design firm G70 has announced the addition of two new employees, Raynette Aggabao, NCIDQ, IIDA and Ryan Ringuette. Raynette Aggabao, NCIDQ , IIDA, joins G70’s interior design department as a Senior Interior Designer. With over 10 years of experience on a broad range of project types and scales such as Hilton Grand Vacations, Sheraton,...

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