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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January 16, 2016 | Source: 01.16.16

Group 70 Wins Air Force Award

Group 70 International Inc. was recently recognized by the U.S. Air Force for its design of an addition to the Joan K. Mendel Elementary School at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 2015 Design Merit Award was presented in December at an award ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. “2015 marks the 40th anniversary of this prestigious awards...

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January 12, 2016 | Source:

Design Firm Begins Work on State’s First Net-Zero School

The state’s largest design firm, Group 70 International Inc. has been selected as the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for Kīhei’s future high school. The ground breaking on Monday, Jan. 11, kick-started the first phase of the site’s infrastructure construction, which includes the digging of two water wells and the building of an access...

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January 11, 2016 | Source:

Long-Awaited Kīhei High School Breaks Ground

After decades of petitioning and planning, the long-awaited Kīhei High School in South Maui broke ground off Pi‘ilani Highway at 9 a.m. this morning, Monday, Jan. 11. According to the final EIS document, the proposed Kīhei High School project site encompasses 77.2 acres of undeveloped land on the mauka side of Pi‘ilani Highway across from the...

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December 23, 2015 | Source:

Honolulu-based Group 70’s Tahiti Mahana project secures international backing

The Tahiti Mahana Beach Resort and Spa has reached a new milestone on Saturday, with French Polynesia President Edouard Fritch signing a memorandum of understanding with an international group of investors assembled in effort led by Honolulu architecture firm, Group 70 International. Group 70 won the design competition for the 130-acre project in July 2014. For...

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December 9, 2015 | Source:

University of Hawaii law school plans to undergo expansion, upgrade

The University of Hawaii Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law plans to undergo a renovation and expansion as part of its master plan to accommodate its growth, according to public documents. The master plan includes increasing the floor area of the law school to 134,000 square feet from 85,000 square feet, renovating the law library...

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