April 29, 2016 | Source:

Tourism Roundtable featuring Linda Miki

Executives from all sections of the hospitality sector gathered at PBN’s Downtown Honolulu office recently to talk about the industry and the direction Hawaii is headed. Participants included Peter Ingram, chief commercial officer, Hawaiian Airlines; Linda Miki, vice chair and principal, Group 70 International; Elizabeth Churchill, chief revenue officer, Aqua-Aston Hospitality; David Uchiyama, chief commercial officer,...

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April 20, 2016 | Source:

‘Iolani site praised as green

The building that houses ‘Iolani School’s Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership was recognized for its learning environment and energy performance Tuesday, making ‘Iolani the first school in the state to be verified by a green building rating program called the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.   Read full article here.

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April 1, 2016 | Source:

Community Giving is Good Business – Group 70 Employees Invest at Home

Group 70 Architects, designers, and planners focus on community every day. It’s their job, their passion. “We attract people who have a higher calling,” said Group 70’s Cami Kloster. “Our people have a need to be in the community, to give back.” That’s the mission of the Group 70 Fund at Hawai’I Community Foundation (HCF), engaging...

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March 30, 2016 | Source:

Kihei High School Named One of Five Education Construction Projects to Watch in 2016

For many schools and universities, upgrade projects and new construction never cease. While innovative and notable projects are continually taking place throughout the country, School Construction News has selected five projects in particular to follow in 2016, checking in throughout the year to update readers on important design and construction milestones from groundbreaking ceremonies to grand...

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March 23, 2016 | Source:

Group 70 Recognized for Haleiwa Store Lots

FICOH Continues to Give Back   First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) presented a $48,000 check to Aloha United Way (AUW). FICOH donated more than $600,000 to various nonprofits in 2015. Pictured are (from left) FICOH 2015 AUW campaign co-chair John Stanley, AUW Workplace Campaigns director Melvin Colquitt, FICOH president and CEO Jeff Shonka and FICOH...

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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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