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Location Hazards To Avoid When Building A Home in Maui
Building a new home anywhere can be an exciting time. Building a home in Maui is the experience of a lifetime. If you’ve lived in Maui for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the lay of the land. But if you’ve only visited before, you may not be familiar with the “tribal knowledge” […]
Launiupoko Luxury Estate
Lahaina, Hawaii This is a once-in-a-lifetime estate located in Maui's exclusive Launiupoko neighborhood. Designed by architect Robert Robinson after a Balinese resort, the estate commands sweeping ocean and multi-island views. Lanai and Kaho'olawe set the backdrop for this expansive residence with three master bedrooms with lavish ensuite baths offering privacy with expansive ocean views. To [...]
Pitfalls To Watch Out For When Designing Your Hawaii Home
Hawaii is one of the most desirable—and most expensive—places to live in the US, but people just keep moving here and building. Because there isn’t as much land as Texas or California, it’s vital to make sure that wherever you build, you do it correctly. You may consider just buying an existing home. But when […]
AT&T Store at Queen Kaahumanu Mall – Kahului, Maui
A redesign of the storefront of the At&t Store at Queen Kaahumanu Mall saved the owners $60,000.00 in construction costs. Kahului, Maui Hawaii
Panda Express Commercial Building – Kahului, Maui
Commercial Office/Retail Building in Kahului Maui done for Panda Express. This building is in front of the Walmart in Kahului Maui
Aloha Air Cargo Facility – HNL Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) Aloha Air Cargo Facility
Mokulele Air Executive Lounge – HNL Honolulu Int’l Airport
Honolulu International Airport HNL Mokulele Air Executive Lounge - Honolulu Hawaii
Mokulele Air – Aircraft Hanger & Main Office – HNL Honolulu Int’l Airport
Honolulu International Airport HNL Mokulele Air - Aircraft Hangar & Main Administration Office complex with classrooms, locker rooms, & pilots lounge - Honolulu Hawaii
Sweet Paradise Chocolate
Lahaina Maui Sweet Paradise Chocolate in the shops at 505 Front Street. - Maui Hawaii
What’s the Difference Between Interior Designer and Interior Architect in Maui, HI?
When you decide to build a house in Maui, you’ll realize that you’ll meet a lot of new people very quickly. Architects. Designers. Project Managers. Inspectors. And a whole lot of craftsmen. Many people who are building a home believe that they are the same things. There are similarities with both occupations, and they both […]
Hire A Building Project Manager For Your Next Maui Project?
When it’s time to start a commercial project in Maui, you may feel like you have several different projects going on at once that you’re managing on your own. Scheduling, budgets, and other things can cause a project to escalate without oversight. But while you’re trying to build something, you may find yourself handling a […]
How Do Maui Architects And Contractors Work Together?
Whether you’re doing a home remodel, building an ohana on your property, or an entire house, you’ll be talking to multiple people before the job is done. During the project, there are several people involved. Two important people are the architect and the contractor. Why? • The architect designs and draws the project • The […]
Will I Need A Permit To Build In Maui?
For all its beauty, people love to move and build here. To keep the Valley Isle from becoming over-built with different types of structures, Maui has a series of building codes to control unfettered construction. The codes are designed to govern the design, construction, repair or alteration, and maintenance of structures of all kinds to […]
Before & After photos of a recent remodeling project on Maui.This is an example of what can be done with existing structures that you want to make the most of. Before Remodeling . . . After Remodeling
Remodeling Projects in Maui County
Here are some photos of the Larson remodeling project
Why Having An Architect Is Just As Important When Remodeling In Maui
You’ve probably already consulted with an architect if a new home in Maui is in your future. Buying an existing Maui home instead may mean you’ll be doing some remodeling. Should you consult with an architect when remodeling in Maui? The answer is yes, and for a handful of reasons. Unlike new construction, where you […]
New Rules For Ohanas to Consider
One of the unique parts of Hawaiian culture is the reverence for embracing both the past and the present and making them work together. On Maui, Ohanas are one such concept. The word literally means “family.” However, the concept of “ohana” isn’t limited to blood relatives. Ohana embraces and includes one’s larger circle of associates, […]
Things to Consider Before Starting that “Remodeling Project” in Paia, Maui, HI
TV renovation shows and websites like Pinterest can give nearly anyone the idea that remodeling their Maui home is a great idea. Maybe your friend, relative or neighbor has a new kitchen or bathroom that you’ve fallen in love with. Or you’ve just tired of wanting something that your home doesn’t have, from the interior […]
Here are photos of some of my favorite Green Building for Residential Projects
What Is LEED Certified In Architectural Design?
Building a home or commercial building anywhere in Hawaii lends itself to ensuring that the architectural style fits in with the environment. What’s even more ideal is to design and build a home or facility that is not only suitable, but sustainable. Building a “green” home or building can encompass a wide range of options, […]
Benefits Of Rainwater Collection in Maui — Is It Legal In Your State?
Rainwater collection—also known as rainwater harvesting—is a centuries-old practice that’s becoming popular among rural and urban residents alike. It helps utilize freely available water, as well as helps with conservation, and less water taken from a main water supply. Water that comes from rain is in its purest form, and is generally free of pollutants. […]
How To Become A “Green Architect” In Maui, HI
One important aspect of building and/or renovating home in Maui is to make sure that what you’re doing does not harm or disrupt the environment or the landscape. For those looking to go further, building an eco-friendly or “green” home is one more way to decrease their carbon footprint and do more to live a […]
Brief History of Hawaiian Architecture
Hawaii’s style of architecture is a compendium of different architectural styles that are either native to the Islands or brought in my various incomers. The rich culture and range of input reflect the range of contributing styles. Today’s Hawaii has everything from the simplest of structures to the most elaborate, and everything in between. The […]
Alternative Energy Creation and Architecture in Maui
One of the most requested features in many new home construction projects is the inclusion of alternative energy. Wind, water, solar and other forms of generating power can be used alone or in combination to provide some or most of a home’s electricity needs. Maui, as well as all of Hawaii, has plenty of renewable […]
Architectural Considerations for Aging In Place Design
The aging of the so-called “baby boomers” in the US comes along with its own sets of concerns. Not every senior is destined for assisted living or a nursing home, and many choose to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. But aging has its own sets of issues, many of which […]
LEED Certified Architects Help The Environment On Maui
Environmental protection is an issue around the world, but Maui, as well as the entire state of Hawaii, is very sensitive to environmental issues. Our laws and regulations are made with preserving our unique environment in mind. We want to make sure that everything stays the way our ancestors left it to us, and that […]
What is a Maui Condominium Property Regime?
If you’ve considered living in a condominium in Maui, you may have seen the initials “CPR.” They’re common here, but not everyone understands what they’re all about. A condo is similar to an apartment but has more in common with a single-family home. Condos were created to help ease the housing crunch in the state […]
Solar Energy Systems in Maui.
Building “green” is one of the newest trends in home building and renovation throughout the US. Nowhere is it a better idea than in Maui, since we have abundant sunlight year-round. Using solar to save on energy costs is one of the most requested features in both new construction and home renovations. Solar-generated energy is […]
Advances in architecture technology make nearly everything easier, efficient, and faster than before. Nowhere is that more evident than in architecture. Computer-assisted drawing (CAD) has become the norm, along with a host of other tools that bring a wide range of possibilities to the drawing table. Because of these new technologies, the role of the […]
Your Architect Can Help with a Maui County “Request For Service”.
During the course of a renovation, you’ll have a number of different inspections before your work is finished. These County inspectors attest that any construction project meets the codes and regulations in Maui County and the State of Hawaii. They also enforce zoning and building codes as needed to ensure that buildings are safe. Occasionally, […]
Things To Consider When Building A Maui Beach Home
The Island of Maui has 80 beaches that welcome visitors from around the world. It makes sense that many of those visitors become permanent residents. Building a beach home can be a dream come true, but you still must keep in mind the practical considerations that come with a home on or near a Maui […]
The LEED Rating System For a Maui Architect
More and more, Maui is “going green” as homeowners and commercial property owners alike seek out options. Solar systems and other alternative forms of energy creation are ideal for a place like Maui. There are multiple possibilities for making a Maui home or business more eco-friendly. Small steps with things like rainwater collection and alternative […]
Common Permits Needed To Build A House On Maui
Building a home in Maui is easier said than done. It’s a long process that begins with an idea and a budget, and eventually becomes your home in one of the most beautiful climates in the US. One of the many moving parts of the machine is the multiple permits required to make it all […]
What Is Biophilic Design Architecture In Maui?
It’s a term that means the connection of humans with nature, and the affinity of life with other living systems. If you’ve never heard the term “Biophilic Design Architecture,” you’re not alone. But embracing biophilic architecture is natural in Maui, where the land and the ancient culture are taken very seriously. We’ve previously discussed different […]
What Is The T19 Rewrite In Maui And How Might It Affect Building There?
If you’re building or remodeling a property, you’re familiar with zoning codes that you’re required to follow. Maui’s building codes were adopted in 1960, and have been amended many times to meet the needs of residents, homeowners, and builders. Unfortunately, what has also happened is that the zoning codes have created additional layers of bureaucracy […]
Architectural Services for Fire Protection Solutions
It’s the emergency you hope you never have to think about: fire protection. Fast-spreading and quickly destructive, fire can turn your home, office, or other commercial property into ashes in a matter of minutes. Fire can leave behind millions in damage, as well as inherent dangers to the property’s occupants. Adding fire protection solutions to […]
New Home Technology Ideas To Discuss With Your Maui Architect
The Internet of Things (IoT) makes “the home of the future” available now. Advances in technology make household tasks easy at the touch of a button or a simple voice command. New home technology turns your home’s WiFi into a command center whether you’re sitting on the couch or out shopping. If you have someone […]
Maui Architect Role During Construction
Many people believe that an architect is only involved in a project during the initial stages. Actually, the role of the architect changes throughout the life of the project. After the drafting, drawing, and blueprints are completed, an architect is involved in the project all the way to the end. Contract Administration One of the […]
What Is The Effect Of Maui Building Codes On Your Architectural Design?
After deciding on the ideas for your new home or building in Maui, your architect may indicate that some may not be feasible. A feature may be physically possible, but not allowed by Maui’s building codes. Your permits may also not be approved without alterations to your submitted plans. Maui has a series of building […]
Maui Building Orientation to Take Advantage of Views and Breezes
Once you’ve found the ideal place for your Maui dream home, do you know the best way to place it? Building orientation is the concept of building a home or other structure to optimize it with the surroundings. This includes capitalizing on the sun’s position to harness its available energy, especially with solar panels. Correct […]
The Importance Of Design And Execution Of Your New Maui Home
One of the biggest factors in a successful construction project lies in the relationship between your architect (design) and your contractor (execution). This is especially important in Maui, where the building codes with exacting standards and more people who want to move here than there is available land. During the course of the project, there […]