OUR HISTORY

The Hawaii Architectural Foundation (HAF) is a non-profit organization that gained 501c3 status in 2003. HAF provides a tax-deductible way to fund appropriate AIA-related activities that the architectural community has never before had available. Hawaii is one of 24 other states, the District of Columbia and four national foundations with similar efforts.

Officers

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Glenn E. Mason
FAIA
President

Principal, Mason Architects, Inc.
Glenn has made his mark as one of the top preservation architects in the region. Primary project types include institutional, residential and military. Glenn is a founding member of HAF.


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Chris Hong
AIA
Vice President

Group 70 International
As a young architect, Chris specializes in health care design. He chaired the very successful re-introduction by HAF of the prestigious Medal of Honor Award presented annually.


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Jeffrey Nishi
AIA
Secretary

Principal, Jeffrey Nishi Associates
Jeff started his firm in 1984 and over the years has developed a reputation of design quality. He is a former AIA President, AIA Hawaii State Council President and currently serves as HAF Secretary.


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Larry Heim

Treasurer

President, HONBLUE, Inc.
HONBLUE Inc. the established leader for AEC services in Hawai‘i coordinating the printing and distribution of construction information & documentation. Larry is a former HAF President and is a strong supporter of the architectural design community.


The Board of Directors

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Chuck Ehrhorn
AIA

Principal, C&J Planning
Chuck spent 22 years as head of planning for the James Campbell Estate from which he retired in 2006. A former president of AIA Honolulu and HAF, Chuck is a founding member of HAF.


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Joe Ferraro
FAIA

Principal, Ferraro Choi & Associates
Joe’s firm specializes in scientific commercial projects that span the globe from the South Pole to Ford Island’s expansive NOAA regional headquarters. He is a former HAF President.


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Daniel Friedman
FAIA

Daniel Friedman has served as Dean of the University of Hawaii School of Architecture since 2014. He also has served as Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, and was a Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington.

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Bob Liljestrand

For the past several years, Bob has been the curator of his family’s famed Ossipoff-designed residence which now hosts educational and preservation meetings and forums on the slopes of Tantalus.

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Harvey Lung

Partner, Bays Lung Rose & Holma
Harvey specializes in construction litigation of all types and is a familiar professional in the architectural community. He ably serves as HAF’s Treasurer.



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Race Randle

Race Randle serves as Senior VP of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation.  In this role, he oversees the planning and redevelopment efforts of Ward Village, an urban master planned community in Kaka‘ako.

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Jim Niess
AIA

Founder, Maui Architectural Group
Educated at the University of Minnesota and USC. Jim discovered Hawaii in the late 60’s eventually leaving Oahu for greener pastures… He founded Maui Architectural Group in 1974 and never looked back…

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Daniel Sandomire

Armstrong Builders


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Scott Wilson
AIA

Principal, Scott Wilson Architects
Scott has a passion for designing homes that are environmentally suited to Hawaii. He is also passionate about giving back to the community. He is a former AIA Honolulu president.


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Peter Vincent
FAIA

Founding Partner, Peter Vincent Architects.
Peter’s highly regarded firm has specialized in custom residential and commercial architectural design for over 20 years. He is a former HAF and AIA Honolulu President..

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Danielle Yafuso

Graduated from the University of Hawaii with BArch in 1998, worked at WATG, Altoon & Porter Architects, Renzo Zecchetto Architects, transitioned to Owner’s representative in design and construction management, and now at First Hawaiian Bank.

Board Emeriti

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Janine Shinoki Clifford
AIA

President, Clifford Planning & Architecture
Janine is a UH School of Architecture and Harvard educated professional whose firm specializes in planning. She is a founding member of HAF.


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Philip “Pip” White
AIA

Principal, White Space Architects
Pip is a sixth generation kamaaina and former AIA Honolulu President. His firm has designed commercial, residential and institutional projects throughout Hawaii.


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Karen Hong

Karen Hong is an Insurance Agent with Finance Insurance, Ltd and has been in the insurance industry for almost 40 years. She specializes in professional liability insurance coverage for Architects and Engineers. She regularly conducts educational seminars for her clients on insurance, risk management, contract review and loss prevention

 

Ex Officio

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Geoffrey Lewis
AIA

2018 President, AIA Honolulu

Principal, Geoffery Lewis Architect, Inc.



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Abigail Spencer Mundell

EVP, AIA Honolulu

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 Kristoffer Jugueta
AIAS

President, AIAS Hawaii

In Memoriam

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In Memoriam
David Cheever
1938–2016

Whether on two feet or two wheels, businessman, marketing executive and author David Cheever regarded the world around him with a perspective grounded in practical experience and quickened by entrepreneurial spirit.

Cheever died June 23 at the age of 78. He wrote the popular Star-Advertiser monthly column “Keep Hawaii Hawaii,” which provided readers with an entertaining and informative exploration of Honolulu’s unique architecture.

David Cheever served for two years as the Executive Director of AIA Honolulu. He was a founding member of HAF.

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In Memoriam
Frank Haines, FAIA ME
1921–2017

Frank S Haines, FAIA was former chairman of Architects Hawaii, Ltd, past President of the Hawaii Society/AIA and served on the boards of directors of several community service organizations including the Oahu Development Conference, Aloha United Way and the Cancer Center.

Haines died on August 10, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born in Bethlehem, PA and raised in Stanford, CT.

Mr. Haines career in Hawaii architecture spanned six decades and he was one of the leaders in modern architecture in the State of Hawaii. He became the president, and later chairman, of AHL, a professor at the UH Manoa School of Architecture, and the author of two books on Hawaii architecture.  He was also an active member of AIA Honolulu. Due to his interest in historic buildings he co-founded the AIA Honolulu popular Saturday walking tour over 56 years ago, and still led them at a fast clip, up until his death. It was a true honor to have met and known Mr. Haines and he will be missed dearly by our HAF family.