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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Chris Hong
AIA
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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Daniel Sandomire

Secretary

Stanford Carr Development



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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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Karen Hong

Karen Hong is an Insurance Agent with Atlas Insurance 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

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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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Glenn E. Mason
FAIA

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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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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Jeffrey Nishi
AIA

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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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.