NEWS

Below, you’ll find links to the latest information about CDS International-our current projects, recent awards, recognitions, and new employees.

  • HOOLEHUA, MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) – For the first time in its history, Molokai High has a dedicated building for science studies. The $4.7 million building with two classroom labs was unveiled Wednesday, and is available to ninth through 12th grade students at the island’s only high school. The science building will accommodate physics, biology and chemistry […]

  • KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – It’s the first of its kind in Hawaii.  There is a new indoor soccer facility in Kapolei that just opened on Saturday and has 3 international sized fields for the game called Futsal . . . Read more

  • The Howard Hughes Corp. broke ground Wednesday on its 43-story, 424-unit mixed-use high rise condominium project that’s part of its 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako. The $219 million Ke Kilohana project, which includes 375 workforce housing units, will have a 23,000-square-foot Longs Drugs store on the ground floor. The […]

  • From Pacific Business News “The owner of the Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas in West Oahu is developing a 52,000-square-foot indoor soccer facility nearby that will become one of the first of its kind to be built in Hawaii, the owner confirmed to PBN Tuesday. Richard Pentecost, a 35-year soccer veteran and former semi-pro player, will […]

  • The new Aiea Public Library received LEED® Gold exceeding its initial goal of LEED® Silver.  The  $10.4 million, 17,200-square-foot facility includes daylighting, photovoltaic electricity generation, recycled, energy efficient HVAC equipment.  It also uses naturally renewable building materials and materials that emit low VOC which ensure a safe indoor environment for staff and users. “LEED, or Leadership in Energy […]

  • “An estimated 700 people attended the long-awaited opening of the new Aiea Public Library on Saturday. Among them were Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, Sen. David Ige, Reps. K. Mark Takai and Gregg Takayama, City Council Member Carol Fukunaga, Aiea Community Association President Claire Tamamoto, CDS International Architect Glenn Miura, and State […]

  • Learn more about the newest public library coming to Nanakuli!  See the article in Honolulu Magazine Family Edition. Read

  • Learn more about our latest project, the New Aiea Public Library, in Honolulu Magazine. Read

  • CDS International is committed to being leaders professionally and in the community.  Therefore we are proud to announce that Principal Carol Sakata, FAIA, ArchD, LEED AP today assumes the presidency of the 190-member Rotary Club of Honolulu. The Club, which is the oldest and largest Rotary club in Hawaii, was chartered on July 1, 1915 and […]

  • The State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services Kona Baseyard has achieved LEED Gold exceeding the design team’s initial goal of Silver.  The 11,000 sf complex features natural daylight, energy efficient lighting and recycled content in some of its building materials.  The facility supports maintenance operations for state-owned public buildings for west Hawaii Island. […]

  • The Governor has released construction funds for the new Nanakuli Public Library.  CDS International is pleased to see this exciting and desired project move forward.  Once built the library will house more than 35,000 books and provide a program room/outdoor performance area, business center, and a sound room to record music and oral histories. Read article here. […]

  • After much anticipation from library-goers and the community, a grand opening for the new $10.4 million library, which replaces the original library built in 1964, is set for July 19th at 10 a.m.  See KHON2’s report for more.  

  • Congratulations to the The Pacific Club for receiving a Preservation Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s 40th Annual Historic Preservation Honor Awards!  CDS International is proud to have been part of this exciting project which maintained the beauty of one of Vladimir Ossipoff’s most quintessential projects while adapting it to the Pacific Club’s evolving needs. See more about […]

  • CDS International is pleased to announce that Hong-ji Kuo, RA, LEED AP BD+C has been named a Senior Associate.  Mr. Kuo has been involved in projects ranging from feasibility, zoning and planning studies to development management, architectural design, codes and regulations review and construction administration, in both California and Hawaii. Recent projects include Pacific Club […]

  • CDS International is pleased to announce that Christopher Parker, DArch, LEED AP BD+C has passed the architectural registration exam and is a licensed architect in Hawaii.  Mr. Parker has been involved in projects in all stages of the planning, design and construction process. Recent projects include the Aiea Public Library replacement, Lanai High and Elementary […]

  • The Naval Special Warefare Group 3 Command & Operations Facility received a 2014 Build Hawaii Honorable Mention Award (Design-Build Category) from the General Contractors Association of Hawaii.  Congratulations to the Design-Build team for their hard work in realizing this important project!

  • The Aiea Public Library was featured in April’s Building Industry Magazine. The new facility is located on a 2.254 acre site that was part of the former Aiea Sugar Mill property. The 17,200 square foot building will provide for up to 78,000 books and 8,000 DVDs and CDs; free wireless Internet access; 12 public Internet […]

  • CDS International welcomes Rocky Ipalari to the firm.  Rocky will serve as an Architectural Technician. His experience includes commercial and retail renovation projects throughout Hawaii.  Rocky received his Associate in Science degree in Architectural, Engineering, and CAD Technologies from Honolulu Community College.

  • The 74,500 square foot Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing Design-build project was developed in conjunction with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company for Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The project provides 96 living units, to house 192 soldiers.

  • CDS International welcomes Brett Yamashita to our team as a Project Manager with 25 years of experience in Hospitality, Educational, Retail, and Commercial projects across the Pacific.

  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the new, replacement Aiea Public Library was conducted on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill on Saturday, March 16.  Governor Neil Abercrombie and other invited dignitaries attended and participated in the ceremony.

  • CDS International awarded a 2012 Administrator’s Award for Excellence by the U.S. Small Business Administration “in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the nation by a small business in satisfying the needs of the Federal procurement system

  • North Kohala Public Library wins the Kukulu Hale Green Building Award from the NAIOP Hawaii award ceremony. North Kohala Public Library is an exemplary project that fulfills the environmental, social and economic tenets of sustainability. The building form reflects the nature of North Kohala by using its surroundings to provide for most of its own […]

  • CDS International was named a Hawaii Nominee for the 2012 Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Contracting- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, US Small Business Administration

  • Matthew has been promoted to Associate. Matthew Chung received his architecture doctorate in 2007 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and recently became a licensed architect in the State of Hawaii. As a project architect he plays an important role in the development of CDS’ Building Information Modeling program (BIM).

  • Christopher has been promoted to Associate. As a sustainable design specialist, Christopher Parker is responsible for leading the office in the implementation of sustainable design strategies for architectural projects and keeping the office in the forefront of ‘green building’ standards.

  • Pacific Business News honored 25 of Hawaii’s top businesswomen at the 2012 Women Who Mean Business recognition program Thursday night at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki. Carol S. Sakata FAIA was named as a finalist for Businesswoman of the Year; For-Profit.

  • ” North Kohala Public Library has reached another milestone, as it generated more energy than it consumed during the month of May. The Hawaii State Public Library System’s newest library opened last November at 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway. This “green” library on the island of Hawaii, normally generates two-thirds of its own energy, but in […]

  • The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in […]

  • Roosevelt High School Auditorium Renovation wins Historic Preservation Honor Award from Historic Hawaii Foundation.