Our Team

Geoffrey Lewis, AIA | Principal

 

Architectural License: State of Hawai’i, 1993

Employment

PRINCIPAL:
Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Full service architectural firm, including residential planned community development, individual & multifamily residential master planning and house design, new and remodeled single family residential housing, commercial design, retail design, assisted living facilities and mausoleum, columbarium and chapel design. We are a fully integrated computer technology firm, including all documentation, 3D renderings and presentations. – November, 1997 to present

ARCHITECTURE INSTRUCTOR:
University of Hawaii School of Architecture (Honolulu, HI)
Teaching 400/500 level architectural design classes. – May, 2005 to present

FURNITURE DESIGNER & CRAFTSMAN:
Design and built custom furniture. – August, 1988 to present

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter
– May, 2005 to present

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Mission Houses Museum
– April, 2000 to 2005

KAHALA KUA DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE:
Review all single family dwelling submittals for compliance with the subdivision rules and regulations – January, 1997 to present

ASSOCIATE, PROJECT ARCHITECT:
Design Partners Incorporated (Honolulu, HI)
Responsible for all architectural phases with extensive work in site planning and housing product development for Royal Kunia, Mililani Mauka and Maui Lani. Other projects include high end custom housing, hotel design and educational facilities for the State of Hawaii (Makawao Intermediate School Library and Windward Community College — Humanities Building and theater). – June, 1992 to November, 1997

PROJECT MANAGER:
John Hara Associates (Honolulu, HI)
Schematic design, design development and construction documentation (specifications and drawings). Projects included high-end residential, theater design (Maui Arts & Cultural Center) and educational facilities for Punahou School (Wo International Center). – June, 1990 to May, 1992

UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR:
Southern California Institute of Architecture (Santa Monica, CA)
‘Professional Practice 1’: Introduction to Type V construction, the building code, drafting and presentation skills, construction documents, detailing, methods of construction. – August, 1989 to May, 1990

PROJECT MANAGER:
Michael Mekeel Architect (Hollywood, CA)
Schematic design, design development and construction documentation (specifications and drawings), client and consultant responsibilities. Projects included high-end residential, small commercial and the Museum for the Academy of Motion Pictures. –June, 1989 to May, 1990

DRAFT PERSON:
Gruen and Associates (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafting, shop drawing review, detail designing and project correspondence. – April, 1988 to September, 1988

DRAFT PERSON:
Matlin & Dvoretsky AIA (Santa Monica, CA)
Drafting, marketing preparation. – January, 1987 to May, 1987

CARPENTER:
Mokihana Builders (Honolulu, HI)
Custom home construction including masonry work, rough carpentry and finish carpentry. – May, 1983 to August, 1986

 

Education

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc),
Santa Monica, CA., Bachelor of Architecture, 1989

Arizona State University - pre-architecture
Tempe, AZ - September, 1983 to May, 1985

Deerfield Academy - preparatory school
Deerfield, MA - September, 1982 to May, 1983

Punahou School
Honolulu, HI - September, 1968 to May, 1982

 

Honors & Activities

Best Undergraduate Thesis Project award
Top Honors: Acoustics, Materials of Construction 1 & 2 Professional Practice 1 & 2, Structures 1, 2 & 3, Woodworking 2 & 3, Japanese Watercolor & L.A. River (theory).
Teaching Assistant: Professional Practice 1 and Materials of Construction 1 & 2

 

Personal

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i
Member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, Hawaii Steel Alliance. Extensive travel through the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the Orient and the South Pacific.

 

Caroline Hoshi | Associate

 

Employment

ASSOCIATE:
Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, 3D renderings & presentations. Designing and managing GLAI website. - July, 2008 to present

PRACTICUM STUDENT:
Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Pracitum / IDP training for Programming, Site & Environmental Analysis, Schematic Design, Engineering Systems Coordination, and Building Cost Analysis. - September, 2006 to December, 2006

DRAFT PERSON:
Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Part time work in a Landscape Architecture firm. Projects include resorts, hotels, and commercials in Hawaii. Working on variety of tasks such as CAD Iandscape plans, plant lists, details, irrigation systems, cost estimate, etc. – June, 2004 to December 2005 / January, 2007 to June, 2008

PRACTICUM STUDENT:
KYA Design Group (Honolulu, HI)
Practicum / IDP training for Code Research, Design Development, Construction Documents, Specification & Materials Research, and Document Checking & Coordination. – January, 2006 to June, 2006

DRAFT PERSON - FREELANCE:
Preparing construction document for a residence at Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI. - June 2005 to August, 2005

SALES PERSON - INTERIOR DESIGN:
Laura Ashley Japan Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
Dealing with variety of products including interior products and clothes. Advising customers with interior design recommendation and taking custom-orders of interior products. - December 2001 to June, 2002

MODEL BUILDER:
Mori Building Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
Part time work in a large developer. Building architectural and city models for presentation. - April, 1998 to March, 2000

 

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa - School of Architecture (Honolulu, HI)
Doctor of Architecture - May, 2008
Doctorate Thesis: "Methodology of creating a neighborhood where identity can evolve"

Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts - March, 2001

 

Personal

Born in Honolulu, HI and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking in Japanese.
Computer skills: Revit, Auto CAD, SketchUp, Vray for SketchUp, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Jennifer Nishio | Associate

 

Employment

ASSOCIATE:
Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, 3D renderings & presentations.  - October 2012 to present

PROJECT COORDINATOR/CAD OPERATOR I:
IDS Architects, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Construction Documentation, Document Checking and Coordination, Construction Administration and Observation for architecture firm specializing in retail interiors. - June 2012 to September 2012;  Part-time work - December 2006 to January 2009

PRACTICUM STUDENT:
Geoffrey Lewis Architect, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Practicum / IDP training for Programming, Site & Environmental Analysis, Schematic Design, Engineering Systems Coordination, and Building Cost Analysis. - September 2011 to December 2011

PRACTICUM STUDENT/INTERN:
Architecture International, Ltd. (Mill Valley, CA)
Practicum / IDP training for Material Research & Specification and Schematic Design under interior design principal. Tasks included assisting with furniture and interior finish material selections and production of presentation and specification documents. - January 2011 to August 2011.

DRAFT PERSON:
ControlPoint Surveying, Inc. (Honolulu, HI)
Part-time work for land surveying company drafting topography survey maps.  - June 2009-May 2010

 

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa - School of Architecture (Honolulu, HI)
Doctor of Architecture - 2012

 

Personal

Born and raised in Honolulu, HI.