May 15, 2015 | Source: Pacific Edge Magazine

Civil Engineer for Sustainability: Paul Matsuda

In less than five years, Paul Matsuda has taken the lead on some of the biggest civil engineering initiatives in the state. He has planned and designed a five-megawatt solar farm in West Oʻahu, eight Honolulu rail stations and Kihei High School on Maui, to name a few.   Matsuda began his engineering career in Oregon....

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April 1, 2015 | Source: Building Industry Hawaii Magazine

Building Industry Magazine Interviews Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim, principal and design director at Group 70 International, was dreaming big by the age of six. As a first-grader at Enchanted Lakes Elementary School in Kailua, she witnessed a classmateʻs father build a small model. She learned the word, “architecture” and says, “From that day I wanted to be an architect and I...

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February 6, 2015 | Source:

Nine top Hawaii executives speak about sustainability

PBN's Sustainability Roundtable brought nine industry leaders to our offices on Jan. 23, representing schools, landowners, venture capital, architecture, alternative energy and small business. For more than two hours — the conversation was so interesting, everyone happily stayed past the appointed time — they shared what their organizations have done to foster sustainability in the Islands....

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November 14, 2014 | Source:

Francis Oda — Mastering the art of leadership

An executive with a lifetime of leadership behind him, Francis Oda was the judges' choice for PBN's 2014 Business Leadership Hawaii Business Leader of the Year. His blended leadership style — practical business executive plus creative designer — drew praise from his peers in the business community in letters supporting his nomination: Mitch D'Olier, chair of...

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November 14, 2014 | Source:

‘What’s good for Hawaii’ drives Group 70’s mission

Charles Kaneshiro, the head of Group 70 International, one of the largest architecture firms in Hawaii, says that sustainability goes back to the concept that resources are not unlimited. "There's not unlimited water or land," the president and COO of the Honolulu-based firm told PBN. "And if these resources are going to be there for future...

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November 7, 2014 | Source: biz

People who make Hawaii work: Ma Ry Kim

Ma Ry Kim was recently named principal and design director at Group 70 International. Kim, 41, a former design director with Gensler Europe, will help Group 70 grow its international practice and expand its services. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim grew up in Hawaii, graduating from Kailua High School before attending the University of Southern...

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July 4, 2014 | Source:

People who make Hawaii work: Charles Kaneshiro

Charles Kaneshiro is president and chief operating officer of Group 70 International, serving a five-year term in accordance with the architectural firm’s governance structure. He has been with the firm for almost 15 years. An Iolani School graduate, Kaneshiro, 52, holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in...

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