Designing buildings, landscapes, and facilities for the hospitality sector is a particularly satisfying arena of architecture, because the aesthetics of the guest’s experience is so crucial to the success of the project. Form can’t take a backseat to function when the project’s function-to give guests a beautiful, pleasurable experience-is so closely linked to its form.

“What better way to arrive at an oceanside resort than to immediately enjoy a broad ocean vista?” asks Glenn Miura. “Hospitality architecture must evoke the essence of its location from the moment a guest arrives, and carry the feeling through to the guest rooms and every other aspect of the experience.” In short, hospitality architecture is all about place. In a place as beautiful and delicate as Hawai‘i, an architect’s sensitivity to the nuances of landscape-the natural curve of a coastline, the contrast of mountain and ocean-becomes paramount. Our fifty years of experience in these islands is perhaps our most valuable asset in designing lasting, memorable architecture.

  • 808FutsalAerial

    The 808Futsal Indoor Soccer Facility at the Kapolei Business Park in Leeward Oahu, was a design-build project developed in conjunction with Swinerton Builders. It is the first futsal facility to be built in Hawaii. The two story, 63,830 square foot air-conditioned building contains three courts with bleacher viewing areas, pro shop, snack bar with commercial […]

  • Mauna Lani Resort, Hawaii, HI

    The Mauna Lani Racquet Club was purposely designed to fit in with the lava-strewn rocky environment created by nearby Mauna Kea volcano, thus it appears as a lush oasis in the midst of a black barren desert. The 135 seat Gallery Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, member’s lounge and pro-shop are sited in a U-shaped arrangement […]

  • Ford Island, US Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HI

    The Navy Lodge Design-Build project at Ford Island, US Naval Station Pearl Harbor converted a historically significant former BOQ structure (Building 78) to a lodging facility with 55 rooms, lobby, front desk, meeting room, and associated support spaces. Air conditioning and a fire sprinkler system were added. Restoration of this 1939 vintage building maintains the […]

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    The Pacific Club Main Clubhouse Renovation project focused on improvements to the Club’s main building, originally constructed in 1959. Some scope items in this project had been deferred during the last general renovation of the facility, which was completed in 1994 and also designed by CDS International.Spaces addressed were the main kitchen, Card Room, Courtyard Dining […]

  • Hickam Air Force Base, Oahu, HI

    The new 22,750 square foot Enlisted Club at Hickam Air Force Base has four major components-a ballroom with a 400-500 person seating capacity, a lounge, a J.R. Rockers Sports Café, and a full-operation kitchen serving the entire facility. Other spaces include lobby, restrooms, staff offices, and storage and receiving areas. Parking for 260 patron and […]

  • Wailea, Maui, HI

    The 787-unit, $328 million Grand Wailea Resort and Spa is a complete world class luxury resort hotel offering spectacular amenities. The architectural design theme focuses on stylish elegance at a grand scale. The hotel terraces toward the sea, over lush beachfront property, to blend the natural slope of the terrain with the scenic qualities of […]

  • Honolulu, HI

    The 226 room Moana Hotel, part of the Sheraton Moana Surfrider complex, was built in 1901. It is the oldest hotel in Waikiki, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally designed in the Queen Anne style, the hotel sustained much surface damage and was the subject of many renovations and design changes […]