April 12, 2024 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

A Honolulu neurologist and architect are tackling brain health

An eclectic group of local leaders has founded the Brain Health Applied Research Institute, aiming to draw from many disciplines and traditions to improve people’s cognitive well-being A multidisciplinary team led by a Honolulu architect and neurologist is creating research-backed solutions to help individuals of all ages improve their brain health. The Brain Health Applied Research...

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March 25, 2024 | Source: Pacific Business News

PBN Executive Insight

Linda Miki fosters a 'resilient and forward-thinking firm' In 2022, Linda Miki was named the first woman CEO of interdisciplinary design firm G70. Miki, who also is vice chair of the firm, began working at G70 in 1989, just two years after graduating college. “It’s been a place of growth, learning and leadership for me,” she said in...

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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 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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April 10, 2023 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Designing a Better World through Philanthropy

For more than 20 years, architectural design firm Group 70 has made giving back a core element of its company culture. By Hawaii Community Foundation In 2002, architecture design firm Group 70 decided they wanted to build Hawai‘i-focused philanthropy into their company culture. Instead of hosting a one-time fundraiser or sending a company-wide memo asking employees for donations,...

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January 10, 2023 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Architecture Outlook feat. G70

G70 recently launched a new service that helps its clients plan for sea level rise (SLR) in Waikīkī and shoreline resort properties. Q&A with Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED APPresident & COO, G70 1. What are some of your company’s most important (or interesting) projects and plans for 2023? There are always a multitude of interesting design projects...

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October 18, 2022 | Source: G70 News


It is essential for Waikīkī and shoreline resort properties to prepare critical adaptation plans. G70 Planning - Sea Level RiseDownload Numerous resort properties line the shores of the famous and iconic Waikīkī Beach, and has flourished for decades in harmony with the ebb and flow of the tides. However, rapid warming of the atmosphere and oceans,...

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October 17, 2022 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii

2022 G70 Scholarship + Mentorship Awards Embrace Community

G70, a leading Hawaii design firm, in August granted two annual G70 Scholarship + Mentorship awards. The winner are Oahu high school seniors Katherine Liu of President William McKinley High School and Jaelen Myrick of Castle High School. Each receives four years of financial support, a mentor, a summer internship and a secured position at G70...

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September 28, 2022 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Sages Over 70: Francis S. Oda

The former CEO of G70 and senior pastor emeritus connects architecture to local culture and the “sustainability of the land.” Francis S. Oda’s Christian faith and his leadership at one of Hawai‘i’s biggest architectural and engineering fi rms are not separate parts of his life. He lives them as one. “He doesn’t hide that he’s a...

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September 22, 2022 | Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

Finding Purpose at Work | G70 Office Culture

A company's culture is the character and personality of an organization. In positive situations, it increases engagement, and can ensure employee happiness, productivity and retention. SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | OUR ADVERTISING PARTNER It refers to how people interact, collaborate, and get along within the workplace. Though it may sound somewhat ambiguous, a positive work/office culture is extremely important...

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