968 Hawaii Architects

A well-chosen architect can design a home that is specifically tailored to your family's lifestyle. Highly competent and professionally-trained designers, many architects in Hawaii also use sustainable design principles to maximise the site and materials used, so your home uses less energy and saves you money in the long term. More
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Archipelago Hawaii is a dream fulfilled by founder and award-winning designer Tiare Noelani Pinto (CKD, Allied... Read More
Architect in Kailua, HI
  • +1 808-263-8891
  • Kailua, HI, 96734
MCYIA is an interior architecture and interior design firm founded and led by Chuen Yee. The principals and staff... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-200-1100
  • Honolulu, HI, 96814
Green & Stylish Island Architecture, Interior Design, and Remodelling for all budgets. Trigg-Smith Architects... Read More
Architect in Kailua, HI
  • +1 808-670-3567
  • Kailua, HI, 96734
WhiteSpace Architects, formerly Philip White Architects, (PKWA) is an established Honolulu-based architectural... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-201-0929
  • Honolulu, HI, 96826
I'm a licensed professional architect and my company mainly focuses on residential design including new homes,... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-255-5186
  • Honolulu, HI, 96817
Sunnland Architects is a full service architecture firm specializing in custom residences, multi-family, and... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-225-5000
  • Honolulu, HI, 96817
Tropical Architecture Group, Inc. (TAG) is a multi-disciplined, full-service architectural company, devoted to... Read More
Architect in KILAUEA, HI
  • +1 808-201-0796
  • KILAUEA, HI, 96754
Arquitectura is a Maui-based firm specializing in High-End Custom homes, our award-winning projects are the... Read More
Architect in Wailuku, HI
  • +1 808-870-1053
  • Wailuku, HI, 96793
It is with much gratitude that we thank our wonderful clients for enabling Kelso Architects to flourish over the... Read More
Architect in Kailua, HI
  • +1 808-201-0857
  • Kailua, HI, 96734
Stephen Green Architecture, Inc. is a full service architecture firm based in Hawaii, that provides individual... Read More
Architect in Kamuela, HI
  • +1 808-217-5979
  • Kamuela, HI, 96743
With over 25 years experience in architecture and construction my greatest satisfaction comes in the successful... Read More
Architect in Honokaa, HI
  • +1 808-756-4061
  • Honokaa, HI, 96727
Interior Design Firm, located in Honolulu, specializing in Island living Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-593-9330
  • Honolulu, HI, 96814
Established in 1990, Nishikawa Architects, Inc. creates architecture with an uncompromising dedication to quality... Read More
Architect in Wailuku, HI
  • +1 808-242-6900
  • Wailuku, HI, 96793
We are an Architectural Company specializing in custom Luxury Residential single family homes, large or small,... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-202-2588
  • Honolulu, HI, 96816
Lapis Design Partners is a boutique design firm that works exclusively on residential architecture and interior... Read More
Architect in Honolulu, HI
  • +1 808-201-0814
  • Honolulu, HI, 96813-3306
Featured Reviews for Architects in Hawaii
Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs
Architects in Hawaii
"Archipelago did an outstanding job designing our home. From the beginning of the planning, they were on top of things every step of the way. Their dedication, attention to detail and follow through far exceeded our expectations. They were worth every dime. I most strongly recommend their work. "
- Steve Cameron
MCYIA Interior Architecture and Design
Architects in Hawaii
"I hired Chuen Yee of MCYIA after reading an article about remodel project in our local newspaper where she was the designer. I was impressed with her ability to find incorporate big box products when appropriate along with custom work. The transformation of this home impressed me and I decided to give her a call. I had been thinking of remodeling my kitchen for 20 years but never knew how to get started. From the first phone call I could tell Chuen was the one to get this long overdue project off the ground. After living with a challenging kitchen for 20 years, I knew exactly where I wanted more countertop space, where my oven should be moved, and that I wanted a more modern clean design. I can't think of anything more unpleasant that pouring over magazines, or looking at local store for products. It's just not my thing. Chuen designed both my kitchen and master bath. She immediately understood my aesthetic and found beautiful and reasonably priced tile, lighting, flooring, etc. Her relationships with local vendors as well as online companies saved me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. She was also helpful in finding ways to minimize shipping charges to Hawaii. The builder I used was also impressed. He said he finally met a designer that not only provided her vision, but knew exactly how to execute it. She provided him with detailed information about window bump outs, LED lighting transformers, etc. Chuen was always available to answer questions via text, email, and phone. She is easy to work with, never appears stressed, and has incredible patience. She checked in often onsite to make sure the project was moving along properly."
- scl57
Trigg-Smith Architects
Architects in Hawaii
"Trigg-Smith is probably the best architect I've ever worked with - and I've worked with many. He understands vision of his clients, line of sight no matter where you are in the house, colors, textures, materials, size, ..... He's the ultimate architect and I recommend him strongly."
- ltcgraham
WhiteSpace Architects
Architects in Hawaii
"We had a great experience with Phillip White, Laura Ayers and staff when building our new home in Manoa. They are professional, friendly, responsive to our needs as well as giving us superb ideas for the creation of our new home. They worked as a positive team, that really got along on all levels. Their working environment made us feel comfortable and welcome. We highly recommend them for any new clients/projects."
- malama01
Matsuki Architects
Architects in Hawaii
"I used Jeff for a complete renovation of my home. Adding an architect to my team was actually the last component as I thought I could get away without one. Good thing I did engage Jeff because I can't imagine what the project would have looked like had he not been involved. Jeff's design ideas and detailed drawings were certainly key to having my project completed on time and on budget, in addition to having a beautiful finished product. In addition, Jeff worked some magic and was able to get permitting in less than half the time it usually takes. Jeff was flexible, creative, detailed, organized and timely. He communicates well and was responsive to all my requests. All important criteria for having a build go smoothly. I will definitely engage Jeff again if I can find another worthwhile project. Ryan Yanagihara Aiea, HI"
- ryanagihara
Sunnland Architects
Architects in Hawaii
"Sunnland Architects designed our home in Kūki’o on the Big Island of Hawaii. From beginning to end they knew exactly what we were looking for and conceived a design that reflected that. Working with them was a most pleasant experience and gave us great confidence in the overall process."
- smcparland8
Tropical Architecture Group, Inc
Architects in Hawaii
"Architectural/Design We hired Michael and Lani after seeing the detail of their work and meeting them in person to make sure that they were a good fit for us not only in their professional capacity but also a great energetic match for the vision that we had for the project. Our experience with them has surpassed our expectations, They are true professionals, artists and work in a world of creative playfulness that has helped us to create a house that has surpassed our expectations."
- John Burgos
ARQUITECTURA
Architects in Hawaii
"I was very pleased to work with Marc! Gill and I built the house of our dreams in Wailea. Marc took our ideas and produced a design that perfectly reflected these dreams. Marc worked seamlessly with our builder and interior design professionals. We are pleased to show our home to any of Marc's potential clients!"
- Al Cullen
Kelso Architects
Architects in Hawaii
"Kelsos were a pleasure to work with. I took them my ideas which proved to be just a bit naive in terms of cost and engineering. They were able to take my ideas for what my living spaces and view should be and fit it on to a challenging hillside. When I got Lisa to measure my truck after the garage was all laid out, the truck was a bit long. After suggesting that I get a smaller truck, they jumped in and designed around my longish truck. Throughout the initial design, cost engineering phase and final construction they were attentive and helpful. They worked very well with Kula Construction. I have been in the house for several years now and I love the design. It all works! I would use them again."
- glosey
Stephen Green Architecture, Inc.
Architects in Hawaii
"Stephen is a very creative architect who designed a beautiful vacation home for us in Hawaii. We worked closely with Stephen for almost three years from initial concept to completion of construction. He solved some difficult design issues with solutions that fit our budget. Since we were Stephen's first major residential project on his own we encountered a few design issues which may have been avoided with more experience or third party review. We would use Stephen again in the future and have provided recommendations to several prospective customers. We would encourage anyone working with Stephen to also hire an interior designer to help address design details."
- cindyvh4287
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If your renovation is more than a simple benchtop replacement or roof re-tiling job, then it may be time to find an architect in Hawaii who can manage your project from start to finish. Depending on the architecture firm you hire, the scope can span from planning sustainable design into your renovations, to selecting furniture and even interior finishes.

How do I find the right architect for my home design project?


An architect is often the first person you hire for your project. Before taking steps to find an architect in Hawaii, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your renovation or home construction. Do you want to improve the liveability and sustainability of your home, or simply expand? What style of architecture do you prefer? Once you have established your motivation, research architects that have completed similar house designs in your locale and within a comparable budget to yours.

Undergoing renovations, house extensions or building a new home entirely can be stressful. For this reason, it’s important that you and your chosen architect get along and share the same values, especially if you require an architect to help you refine your brief. To establish this rapport, you may need to meet several times with the architects on your shortlist before making a final decision on who you hire. The relationship you have with your architect is very personal, and will involve discussions of your habits, hobbies and tastes, so you want to ensure you have picked someone you feel comfortable in sharing this information with.

Most importantly, you need to trust that your architect will manage your home improvement or house design within budget, while working with site constraints, and coordinating the relationships of all parties involved in the project.

Ideally, your Hawaii architect will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Your architect may be needed to select and hire subcontractors (e.g. builders, engineers and landscape architects) just as they may need to negotiate contracts with stakeholders. A good client-architect relationship will ensure they are your biggest advocate along the way during construction.

Finally, remember that the most well-known or established architect may not provide the right architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project.

Questions to ask prospective residential architects in Hawaii:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (The architect's personal style could interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a project manager and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Do you foresee any complications with this project?

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