In the long history of architecture, before there were hotels and civic centers, stadiums and office buildings, there were homes. The residence is the fundamental, irreducible starting point of all architecture. And, needless to say, it remains as important today as it was thousands of years ago.

And today, the variety of personal residences is as broad as architecture itself. CDS International has been privileged to design just about every kind of housing imaginable, from affordable condominiums to luxurious private estates. Richard Balcom calls residential architecture the “noblest of building types.” Certainly, it is the mode of design that most deeply impacts the lives of its inhabitants.

  • UEPH FY09 Schofield Rendering_thumb

    The 74,500 square foot FY09 Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) Design-build project was developed in conjunction with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company for Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The program called for 96 identical living units, to house 192 soldiers, in one six-story building. Support spaces include a ground floor reception area, manager’s office and mail access area, with […]

  • Honolulu, HI

    Mott-Smith Laniloa is a luxury high-rise condominium project in central Honolulu. The design solution achieves architectural excellence, as well as economic viability through maximization of allowable floor area. The 31-story tower, above a three-story parking structure, contains 426 units of varying types and sizes. The 75,000 square feet of recreational facilities include a pool, Jacuzzi, […]

  • Mauna Lani Resort, Hawaii, HI

    The Islands at Mauna Lani is a unique, luxurious residential project situated on a twenty-two acre site in the heart of Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast of the island of Hawaii. The bowl-shaped stark lavascape is transformed into three islands surrounded by almost five acres of man-made saltwater lagoons complete with waterfalls and […]

  • Honolulu, Hi

     The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s on-campus student housing initiative is focused on providing new suite-style accommodations for a minimum of 800 students. The work is being accomplished in multiple phases with design, construction and financing provided by a private sector development team. Infrastructure and site development to accommodate the project was included in the […]

  • Honolulu, HI

    The Country Club Village condominium project is located on a prime 13.85 acre site adjacent to Honolulu Country Club in the Salt Lake area of Honolulu. The master plan for this moderately priced 60-unit per acre project called for 833 units in six buildings, three with four levels of apartments over one level of parking […]