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GROUP 70 – 40 YEARS AS HAWAII’S ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-BUILDERSHonolulu (March 23, 2011)
Group 70 International celebrates 40 years of architecturaldesign in Hawaii.
The firm was founded in Honolulu on April 1, 1971
, as a “boutique”design firm at the top of Fort Street Mall. Today, Group 70 International is the only fullyintegrated design firm offering sustainable development, architecture, planning, interior design,innovative technology and assets management services in Hawaii.One of Honolulu’s largest architectural firms, Group 70 has grown to 16 principals and a staff of 55, occupying 4 floors at their corporate headquarters, the McCandless Building on BethelStreet. Group 70 leads in Hawaii’s sustainable movement with 28 LEED AccreditedProfessionals on staff.With 40 years and over 80+ combined architectural, planning and interior design awards, Group70 is consistently listed as one of Pacific Business News leading architectural firms in the state,and ranked among Hawaii’s Top 250 Businesses.Award winning projects include: The Hilton Grand Waikikian, Nanea Clubhouse, The Lodge atKoele, Manele Bay, Hanauma Bay Marine Education Center, Ward Entertainment Center, Cityof Kapolei Master Plan, Halekulani Royal and Vera Wang Suites.Current projects include: UH CMORE, Hawaii Pacific University Master Plan, St. RegisPrinceville Resort, Kaupuni Village, North Shore Master Plan, Waikoloa Kingsland Clubhouse,Salvation Army Kroc Center.The firm’s anniversary kick-off celebration will be
a First Friday Open House event.WHEN
April 1, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 PMWHERE
Hi‘ialoakuapapa Sustainable Marketplace of the Pacific (HSMP)
McCandless Building, 925 Bethel Street, Ground Floor (Access at the front gatedentrance)Public parking is available on Bethel Street at Chinatown Gateway Plaza or Harbour Court.
: Tour the design center featuring over 40 distributors of green products,technologies and services available locally.Artwork designed with sustainable products. Artists include: Mary Babcock, JodiEndicott, Steve Jensen, Wend Kawabata, Steve Rosenthal, Jeff Roth, Maika’iTubbs, George Woollard.Entertainment by Mango Season – Cool sounds of island soul and jazz, featuringrecording artists Curtis and Annie Kamiya.Light refreshments will be served.