IIDA Hoʻohuli Awards 2019

Honoring commercial interior design excellence in Hawaiʻi


Lakiesha Nicole StanleyAloha!
On behalf of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Hawaii Pacific Chapter, I’d like to thank you for taking this moment to celebrate our inaugural Ho‘ohuli Awards with us. We have dreamed of this celebration of local commercial interior design since our beginnings back in 2005, and it’s been rewarding to see our vision come to life.

Ho‘ohuli is a word that has deep meaning for our interior design community. In the Hawaiian language, ho‘ohuli refers to the idea of change. This is, at heart, what excellent interior design achieves – the transformation of interior environments, and in turn, the transformation of the users who experience and are inspired by them. Interior design goes beyond the physical and often affects the unseen – functionality, health and wellbeing. Interior designers have an affective and effective impact on the world.

As a chapter, we look forward to our continued growth. We have exciting and re-imagined opportunities for our members, including advocacy events, membership appreciation events and professional development opportunities as we continue our journey. I encourage all of you to keep in touch. Please check out our website, www.iida-hi.org or our Instagram page @iidahawaiipacific to stay informed. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Thank you to all our volunteers, members, industry partners and sponsors. We truly would not be in this moment without your generosity, time and hard work. IIDA continues to fill my cup, both personally and professionally, and I look forward to getting each of you connected in a way that fills yours.

Mahalo nui loa,
Lakiesha Nicole Stanley,
IIDA Hawaii Pacific Chapter President


Photo: Oliver Koning


Meet the Jurors

MODERATOR: Cheryl S. Durst
HON. FIIDA, LEED AP, International Interior Design Association

Cheryl DurstAn exceptional communicator and leader, Cheryl has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the Interior Design industry. As the Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA, she is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society through both functionality and engagement in everyday work spaces and the built environment.

Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, curates and publishes Perspective, the Association’s thought-leadership journal, leads the Association’s International Board of Directors, and manages the IIDA professional staff, headquartered in Chicago. She has been referred to by Interior Design magazine as “an ambassador for innovation and expansion, and a visionary strategist.” Citing her leadership in the industry, Cheryl was inducted into the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2016.


Juror: Kelly K. Bauer
NCIDQ, FIIDA,White Baux Studio, LLC

Kelly BauerKelly is an active participant and Fellow with the International Interior Design Association. She supports and participates in several organizations that advocate for design excellence, well-being and the design for high standards in workplace performance, comfort and value. Kelly has designed public and academic libraries, higher education, government offices and commercial office spaces for over 30 years and was one of the founding partners of Richard + Bauer, LLC. In 2018, Kelly sold her interest in Richard + Bauer to start a new firm called White Baux Studio, LLC, an interior design firm.


Juror: Dina A. Griffin
FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, Interactive Design Architects (IDEA)

Dina A. GriffinDina became president of IDEA in 1999. Her belief that change is inspired through leadership has motivated her active involvement both within and outside the profession. In addition to past leadership with the National Organization of Minority Architects and the AIA, she currently serves on the Illinois Architect Licensing Board as Chair, treasurer for Region 4 of NCARB, IIDA, the Leadership Advisory Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Central Area Committee, and the Advisory Board for Contract Magazine. In 2018, Dina was the recipient of the IIDA Star Award, a Women in Design Honoree, and was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of her service to the profession, and to society through her dedicated outreach to minority architecture students and emerging professionals.


Juror: Nita Posada
IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Skylab Architecture

Nita PosadaNita’s career has been broadly focused, including programming, planning, management and design for academic, workplace, hospitality, healthcare, civic, and athletics projects. As Director of Interior Design for Skylab, Nita has had the pleasure of extending her work internationally to clients in South America and Europe. She has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and is heavily involved in her community. Nita is a Past President of the Oregon Chapter of IIDA.



Live Award

Park Lane Ala Moana

Photo: Andrea Brizzi

Park Lane Ala Moana
FIRM / Philpotts Interiors
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Moʻolelo Award

Hale Mahana Apartments

Photo: Oliver Koning

Hale Mahana Apartments
FIRM / WCIT Architechture
CLIENT / Greystar, Laconia Development LLC
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Play Award

Waikiki Club Lounge by Lea Lea

Photo: Taku Miyazawa

Waikiki Club Lounge by Lea Lea
FIRM / Wander X Wonder
CLIENT / Hawaii H.I.S. Corporation
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

People’s Choice Award

ANA Lounge at HNL

Photo: Roger Osentoski

ANA Lounge at HNL
CLIENT / All Nippon Airways
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Learn Award

Kamehameha Schools Kekuʻiapoiwa Learning Center

Photo: Bad Moon Saloon

Kamehameha Schools Kekuʻiapoiwa Learning Center Renovation

CLIENT / Kamehameha Schools

Against All Odds Award

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Outdoor Playroom

Photo: David L. Moore Photography

Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children Outdoor Playroom Renovation
FIRM / Lionakis
CLIENT / Hawaii Pacific Health
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Work Award

Kings Hawaiian Corporate Offices

Photo: Mike Kelley

King’s Hawaiian Corporate Offices
Philpotts Interiors
CLIENT / King’s Hawaiian

LOCATION / Gardena, CA

Heal Award

Straub Medical Center Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care

Photo: Andrea Brizzi Photography

Straub Medical Center
Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care

CLIENT / Hawaii Pacific Health
LOCATION / Kapolei, HI

Hoʻohuli Award

Renew - Conscious Hospitality

Photo: Mark Kushimi Photography

Renew – Conscious Hospitality
FIRM / The Vanguard Theory
CLIENT / OLS Hotels & Resort
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

The design behind Renew was driven by a goal to create a hotel that was mindful of its footprint and relationship with its host culture. Going beyond materiality, the interior was designed with sustainability and philanthropy in mind, and curated for the conscious consumer who wants to create a positive impact here in Hawai‘i. Judges praised the project’s successful execution of a bold and graphically alive interior on a limited budget and ambitious schedule. By minimizing material waste and providing opportunities for guests to support local purveyors, the design helped to balance hotel development and tourism with philanthropy.

Dine Award

Maui Brewing Company Kihei

Photo: Maui Brewing Company

Maui Brewing Co. Kihei
FIRM / WCIT Architecture
CLIENT / Maui Brewing Company

Maker Award


Photo: Strawn + Sierralta

FIRM / Strawn + Sierralta
CLIENT / University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Serve Award

Hookupu Center

Photo: Oliver Koning

Hoʻokupu Center
FIRM / G70
CLIENT / Kupu Hawaii
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Impact Award

Keauhou Lane

Photo: Andrew B. Matheson Photography; Oliver Koning

Keauhou Lane
FIRM / MCYIA Interior Architecture and Design
CLIENT / Gerding Edlen
LOCATION / Honolulu, HI

Legacy Award

Karen MuraokaKaren Muraoka
FIRM / Karen Muraoka Interior Design LLC





Emerging Professional Award

Lakiesha StanleyLakiesha Stanley
FIRM / G70





Student Scholastic Award

Jacqueline HarbinJacqueline Harbin
SCHOOL / Chaminade University of Honolulu





Hoʻohuli Awards Planning Committee

Ho‘ohuli Awards Planning Committee

Raynette Aggabao, Ash Agustin, Corinna Bailey, Sara Belczak, Bill Bohan, Holly Boling-Ruiz, Merrie Chung, Bev Clemente, Greg Endo, Denmark Famorca, Petrice Goto, Trixie Jenks, Laverne Kawakami, Colette Lee, Tamra Lovelace, Michel Maeda-Shimaura, Malia Maldonado, Jenny Manansala, Karen Muraoka, Madeline Murphy-Lopez, Savan Patel, Teri Patton, Cindy Petersen, Keri Powlison, Lakiesha Stanley, Alana Yasui, Michael Yasui, Stanlyn Yoshizumi

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