We are proud to be a part of the community. This is why we work with environmental programs like the Blue Planet Foundation and the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Project, and empowering non-profits like Malama Maui Nui. We know the youth are our future so we donate to the Construction Industry of Maui Scholarship Fund and in the summer, we host Maui Economic Development Board - Women In Technology : STEMWorks Interns. We also support Manao Radio, Maui's only independent radio station, and several other groups working hard to support this special place.
There are both benefits and difficulties to building in Hawaii. And we have worked on every project with awareness of the impact on the environment. We take all of this into account to provide you with information that minimizes the tricky aspects and highlights the best that living in the islands has to offer. Together, we can contribute to Hawaii in a way that is beneficial to our children and generations to come.
David Sellers, AIA, our Principal Architect, and Jake Freeman, our Principal Civil Engineer met on the island of Palmyra Atoll, about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. David was the Nature Conservancy's Acting Director, and Jake had just donated over $120,000 in labor to help complete a $1.2 million renewable energy project. This project sparked a lifelong friendship. When David returned to Hawaii after completing his degree in Architecture at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, they decided to combine their expertise to start Hawaii Off Grid : Architecture & Engineering.