OUR PRACTICE

A HAWAIIAN DESIGN STUDIO

WCIT ARCHITECTURE is an award-winning design firm of internationally trained architects and interior designers. Founded in 2000, WCIT ARCHITECTURE has become Hawai‘i’s leading design consultant specializing in luxury resort, resort residential, commercial, educational, healthcare and community-based design and development. The senior partners of WCIT ARCHITECTURE offer the experience gained through the successful completion of design projects throughout the World. From the U.S. Mainland to the South Pacific, from Southeast Asia to the Middle East, it’s partners have created master planned Resorts and acclaimed Architecture consistent with each location’s unique culture, habitat and built vernacular.

Our portfolio demonstrates WCIT ARCHITECTURE’s knowledge and strength in interior design and architecture, one refined through participation in many different industry sectors – the visitor industry, public and educational institutions, urban redevelopment and rural preservation, and in community plans. Our team has an understanding of the needs of our community. We have a proven track record of delivering successful projects that create environments that embody our culture and lifestyle in Hawai‘i.

Capitalizing on our firms’ strengths and expertise, WCIT ARCHITECTURE presents a new framework to create distinguished architecture that functions well, is environmentally and culturally appropriate, and adds value to the communities it serves.

SERVICES

  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Entitlements
  • Interior Design
  • Signage + Graphics

LEADERSHIP

ROB IOPA

President
While tasked with multiple responsibilities both within his firm and throughout the community, creating architecture is where Rob’s passion, and still much of his attention, lies. A native Hawaiian born and raised in Hilo, Rob continues to discover and embrace the depths and traditions of the island’s heritage.
LARRY CUNHA

Senior Vice President
Larry brings extensive experience and expertise in project management, architectural documentation and construction administration. However it is his ability to deliver efficiency and practical based design resolution that truly distinguishes his expertise and ensures successful project execution.
DANNY KANEKUNI

Senior Vice President
Danny’s humble persona belies his extraordinary brilliance. A renowned hospitality designer and world-class thematic illustrator, Danny has created acclaimed resort destinations and inspiring entertainment venues around the globe.
MARK HIGA

Senior Vice President
Mark’s experience in development, design and construction allows him to participate in all phases of a project, but is best suited to immerse himself into complex projects whether large or small. With problem solving in mind, he is able to subjectively measure impacts of schedule, budget, agency approvals, public interface.
REUBEN CHOCK

Vice President
Reuben believes passionately that projects are organisms that must draw identity and energy from its place and host culture, and then as stewards, give back to and honor the land from which it draws breath. He also believes a project has a responsibility to share with its guests that same identity and energy to celebrate a place’s memory and special qualities.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

DTL

Strategy, Design and Communications

‘Āina Archaeology

Cultural & Environmental Resource Management

Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation

Hawaiian cultural awareness, education and scholarships

Nā Hoku Welo

Cultural, social, and educational consulting

Mo‘o Studio

Publishing

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