G70 Architect Profile

G70 has been engaged for space planning and design of the College of Professional Studies and executive offices at Pioneer Plaza. They will also provide space planning for the consolidated library, classrooms and the College of Liberal Arts at Waterfront Plaza.


Established in 1971, this award-winning, Hawaiʻi-born design firm has covered master planning for major urban land holdings, conceptual design and development of resort communities and housing developments locally and abroad. G70 has spent decades creating exceptional value for clients and community through a synergistic integration of their vision, the client’s vision and hard work. The full-service agency of civil engineers planners, interior designers and asset managers also offers comprehensive support for commercial, educational and medical facilities.


G70 offers expertise in the planning and design of sustainable and culturally appropriate developments, staffed with cultural specialists and a team of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals. The firm’s mission is to foresee a sustainable future now, to conceive, conduct, complete and continue the best-in-class projects that demonstrate leadership in the global sustainability theater.


The G70 platform has operated as a robust ecosystem for 45 years, with a process that occurs as a dialogue to go beyond solving problems to finding solutions that unlock promise. The firm imagines futures, envisioning the strategies that empower people to create them. They engage in active listening, ensuring every employee, client and community is heard. They are deeply invested in understanding and perpetuating the cultural and historical resonance of the places they influence.

The key to G70’s approach is their methodology and work plan, believing a high-end product can only be achieved through collaboration and focus on obtaining a clear definition of the product desired by the client. The firm believes success hinges upon the initial methods of undertaking projects and the effective organization of the team.


G70 has executed a number of award-winning education projects with several of Hawaiʻi’s most prominent schools including University of Hawai‘i’s C-More Hale, ‘Iolani School’s Sullivan Center and Hawai‘i Baptist Academy. The firm’s Hawaiian roots and decades of serving our communities makes them intimately acquainted with our streets and neighborhoods, and all of their work is aligned with the traditional and modern values of Hawai’i.


G70 places great value on community service, appearing on Hawaiʻi Business’ 2017 list of Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies. They have dedicated countless hours to volunteer work, including sponsoring Honolulu Habitat for Humanity’s Build Day.