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April 21, 2017

Manualoha Pool - Grand Re-Opening

The Manualoha Association of Apartment Owners recently celebrated the re-opening of their renovated pool. After a lengthy process, everyone is thrilled to enjoy their updated outdoor pool activities. Sue Surcher of the MNA AOAO Board served as project manager overseeing the project and her efforts are highly commended by our office. We appreciated her complete attention throughout design and construction. Paul Schurch of Schurch Construction was the general contractor and Morton Yamasaki was the Landscape Architect for this project.

Congratulations Manualoha!



November 9, 2016

2016 Pacific Building Trade Expo

Team Palms Hawaii closed the office on Tuesday 10/25 to attend the expo.
For 17 years, the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute for Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute, in partnership with presenting sponsor Honblue, have produced Hawaii’s premier exposition for the design and construction industries.

Architects, designers, landscape architects, engineers, builders, contractors and other AEC professionals mingled in the exhibition hall showcasing the latest products and services of nearly 200 local and national vendors, two dozen stimulating continuing education seminars and great networking opportunities.



November 9, 2016

Thyssen Housewarming 09.30.2016

The Thyssen couple recently completed construction of their beautiful custom made home and Palms Hawaii was invited to their housewarming. We wish them lots of happiness and memories in their new home!




August 31, 2016

Visit Palms Hawaii Architecture on Houzz!

Andrea has been heading up our online presence on Houzz and we recently earned a new "badge". Visit Houzz.com where you can discover design ideas, find professionals and shop for your home!



August 17, 2016

Farewell to our 2016 Summer Intern!

Our 2016 Summer intern worked his last day on Friday, August 5 2016; The staff enjoyed lunch at Kauai Beer Company to celebrate another successful year with Cale Okamoto as our student intern. This was his second year as our intern and the staff agrees that he is very willing, diligent and focused. He returns to UH Manoa to finish his architectural degree this fall.

We hope to see him again next summer! Good luck with your studies Cale!



July 18, 2016

2016 16th Annual United Way Golf Tournament

was held at Puakea Golf course on Sunday, July 17 2016.

Norbert & Mala Pfahler as well as Steve Oberg joined the Palms Hawaii team this year.





May 16, 2016

2016 Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

held at Poipu Bay Golf Course.

This team of "pHour" consisted of:

Palmer Hafdahl - Palms Hawaii Architecture
Dan OConnell - The Wine Shop
Norbert & Mala Pfahler - Pohaku Fabrication



March 28, 2016

Field trip to Palms Hawaii Architecture!

The students of Kauai Community College Carpentry Program and the Hoouluwehi Sustainability program made a field trip to Palms Hawaii to get input from a local architect for sustainable design.

We encourage all students who are interested in Architecture or Building design to stop by for a visit! We also participate in the County of Kauai summer internship program (Architect Assistant) and offer high school students mentoring throughout the year.

If you are interested in a field trip for your students or are a student looking for a mentor, please call and speak to Desi Kittredge at (808) 246-4796 for more information.



November 2, 2015

Desi Kittredge now offers Notary Public Services!

Desi Kittredge has been commissioned as a Notary Public for the term 10/26/2015 through 10/25/2019. She also holds membership with the National Notary Association;

General Public inquiries will be accommodated as well as providing a more efficient "CPR package" turn around for our clients!

Call us today for more information! (808) 246-4796




September 16, 2015

PALMS HAWAII ARCHITECTURE WINS AIA EDITORS CHOICE AWARD FOR 2015!

It was a very proud moment for Palms Hawaii Architecture as we learned of our selection as the Editors Choice Award recipient for the AIA 2015 Design Awards.

It was held on Tuesday, August 25 2015 at the Prince Hotel in Honolulu.

Architectural Designer Andrea Lincoln was the lead on Hale Maluhia (the project that won the award) so it was only fitting for her to accept the Award on our behalf.

Palms Hawaii Architecture will be featured in Hawaii Home + Remodeling Magazine as part of being the Editors Choice.

We would like to thank AIA Honolulu and Hawaii Home + Remodeling Magazine for the recognition.

We look forward to many more years of serving our clients creative purpose/dreams as our motivation to create & define the appropriate physical fit of choice!



August 14, 2015

PHA gets a visit from Milken Community High School Student

Student Gabriella Nehorayan of Milken Community High School paid a visit to Palms Hawaii Architecture while vacationing with her family here on Kauai.

Milken Community High School has an impressive Architecture program and we are always happy to meet with students who are excited and interested in the field of Architecture.

We wish Gabriella the best in her studies and possible future in Architecture!



August 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Andrea!

Palms Hawaii Architecture values our employees and Palmer is always on point to deliver some kind of sweet treat for each employee on their birthday.
Since her birthday fell on the observed day of Independence Day Holiday this year, a quick Starbucks meeting for cake delivery it was...

Happy Birthday Andrea! Thank you for over 7 years of dedicated work ethic and quality results!





July 31, 2015

Team "Phore" wins 2nd Place at United Way Golf Tournament!

Palmer teamed up with Norbert & Mala of Welch Marble and Pearl of Puakea Golf; and won 2nd place at the United Way 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club on July 19, 2015



June 29, 2015

Johnson Housewarming Party

Doug and Sandy Johnson were gracious to host a housewarming party that included all those involved with designing their dream home. Palms Hawaii Architecture was honored to attend and celebrate such a joyous occasion.

Barbara Cameron of Yochi Interiors was the interior designer and Morton Yamasaki was the Landscape Architect on the project.

We wish Doug & Sandy the fondest of memories in their dream home! Congratulations!




May 29, 2015

Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament 05.23.2015

Palmer went "solo" this year at the annual Kauai Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Poipu Bay Golf Course.

As always, Palms Hawaii Architecture LLC made a hole sponsorship as well.



March 27, 2015

Palms Hawaii Architecture is moving offices!

Palms Hawaii Architecture LLC will be moving offices but will remain in the Lihue Plantation Building.... The new office location will be on the east end of the first floor hall. The physical address will remain the same thanks to the cooperation with the building management.

Thursday 03/26/2015 was Prince Kuhio Holiday which the staff utilized as a "painting day".





January 12, 2015

Ph-Ev Mentioned in Midweek Kauai

Read the article here:

http://www.midweekkauai.com/editorials/kauai-kine/time-loved-ones-lights/



November 21, 2014

PALMS HAWAII ARCHITECTURE GOES "GREEN"

Palms Hawaii Architecture purchased a Smarte Car (All Electric Vehicle) from Mercedes Benz of Honolulu back in August and recently had "pH-EV" (pronounced "fee-vee") outfitted with the company's logo. Be sure to wave when you see "pH-EV" out and about!



September 3, 2014

2014 Kauai Half Marathon

Palms Hawaii Architecture has once again competed in the Kauai Half Marathon.

Palmer Hafdahl finished with a time of 2:39 and Desi Kittredge walked the course with a finish time of 3:20

Congratulations to all participants!



May 30, 2014

Kauai Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament

Was held at the Poipu Bay Golf Course on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Palmer sponsored a hole and played with:

Norbert & Mala Pfahler (Welch Marble)
Dan O'Connell (The Wine Shop)



April 25, 2014

Administrative Professional's Day - 04.23.2014

In honor of Administrative Professional's day, the staff of Palms Hawaii Architecture attended the yearly event hosted by KONG radio at Duke's restaurant this year.

Food was delicious and Desi walked home with a $50 gift certificate to Nanea's! Thank you KONG radio for the event.

Happy Administrative Professional's Day!



December 18, 2013

Docent Volunteers for 2013 Festival of Lights

Volunteering on 12/13 this year were:
Palmer Hafdahl, Justin Ganir and Andrea Lincoln

It was enjoyable to see and introduce the many visitors who came from all over the world! Even more splendid were many kama'aina showing their support for this event!

FREE Open 6- 8PM every Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 6 - 22. Open Christmas Eve and December 28 6-8PM.



December 16, 2013

Palmer turns the BIG 6-5!

On November 30, 2013 Palmer W. Hafdahl Celebrated his 65th birthday! He was served his special request of homemade pumpkin crunch, followed by lunch at the Puakea Golf Course and 9 holes of golf. Happy Birthday Palmer!



September 25, 2013

Johnsons present PHA with a "Mission Complete" Gift

Wednesday September 25, 2013

As a sign of gratitude for completing the design of their Kealia Home, Doug & Sandy Johnson presented Palms Hawaii Architecture with an invaluable gift: a framed remembrance of the famed STS-108 Endeavour Space Shuttle flight. It was the 12th Space Shuttle flight to the International Space Station, the first logistics "Utilization Flight" and the first launch following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The commemorative plaque also includes a small American flag , one of 6,000 flown on the Endeavour to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks and those who served in the response.

WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE RECEIVED SUCH A SPECIAL GIFT. MAHALO NUI LOA!!



September 6, 2013

Andrea Lincoln represents PHA LLC in the 2013 Kauai Half Marathon

With a finish time of 2 hours, 7 minutes.

Architect Palmer Hafdahl was there to congratulate Andrea at the finish line.

Look for the entire "staph" of Palms Hawaii Architecture LLC in next year's Kauai Half Marathon!




July 24, 2013

Kauai United Way Annual Golf Tournament

Palm's Hawaii Architecture was proud to sponsor a hole for the annual Kauai United Way Golf Tournament. Joining Palmer for the event (since the "staph" does not golf) were:

Norbert Pfaler (Welch Marble)
Mala Pfaler (Welch Marble)
Tomoko Ouchi

Palmer won an "on the green" lottery pool while Tomoko won flight credit and hotel stay (Vegas).





June 5, 2013

Haena to Hanalei Run 2013

Andrea Lincoln - Architectural Designer and Palmer Hafdahl - Architect participated in the Haena to Hanalei run this year!

Andrea crossed the finish line at 1:14 and Palmer crossed the finish line at 1:30:05.





November 21, 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2012!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (and our delicious Pumpkin Custard pie!), we extend out Mahalo for giving us opportunity in business and friendship!

Hau'oli La Ho'omaika'i!

From the staph of Palm's Hawaii Architecture



September 17, 2012

"Half Staph" finishes 4th Annual Kauai Marathon!

Third annual Kauai (Half ) Marathon - 13.2 miles was completed by "half of our staph":

Justin Ganir - Draftsman
Palmer Hafdahl - Architect

We aim for all "phour" of us to complete the half marathon in 2014!





July 18, 2012

2012 Kauai United Way Golf Tournament

Curtis Law (Curtis Law Construction)
Jim Mayfield (Island Business Brokers) and
Brian Chapman (Aloha Storage)

joined Palmer Hafdahl for the annual KUW Golf Tournament.

While no one went home with prizes, it was said to have been a more relaxing tournament than most.





June 22, 2012

Palm's Hawaii featured in MidWeek Kauai!

Palm's Hawaii Architecture is featured in the June 20, 2012 week issue of Midweek Kauai magazine - Business Roundtable Article!

Check your current issue of Midweek or you can view the article online at: http://www.midweekkauai.com/2012/06/palms-hawaii-architecture/

Palm's Hawaii Architecture thanks Coco Zickos and MidWeek Kauai for the feature and advertising; and of course to all our loyal clients who keep our business going!




June 15, 2012

Waipa Groundbreaking!

After overcoming long setbacks, the highly anticipated ground breaking for the Waipa Multi Purpose Facility commenced on Friday June 8, 2012. It was a delight to see Keiki of Waipa Foundation "break ground" with o'o sticks. Notable attendees included Senator Ron Kouchi and Representative Derek Kawakami who delivered a certificate from the Hawaii State Legislature!

Congratulations to Kamehameha Schools and the Waipa Foundation!

Photo by Anne O'Malley

Update: Waipa Foundation is featured in For Kauai Magazine. The article and photos can be viewed at: (copy and paste link in browser window)

http://www.forkauaionline.com/waipa-groundbreaking-for-multi-purpose-building/




June 4, 2012

Palm's Hawaii Teams up with Welch Marble & The Wine Shop

for the 9th annual Kauai Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Poipu Bay Golf Course.

This team of "pHour" consisted of:

Palmer Hafdahl - Palm's Hawaii Architecture
Dan O'Connell - The Wine Shop
Norbert & Mala Pfahler - Welch Marble




March 21, 2012

Palm's Hawaii Architecture wins 1st place at Garden Island Tri-Fest!

Architect Palmer Hafdahl, Architectural Designer Andrea Lincoln
& Draftsman Justin Ganir completed in the relay team event (run, swim,run) for the Garden Island Tri-Festival on March 17, 2012 and took home the 1st place prize! The after party celebration was done at the gorgeous custom home of Andrea overlooking Kalapaki Bay....

Get pHit at its finest!



March 9, 2012

Niemann's Break gound!

Monday March 5, 2012 marked the start of a new chapter in the Niemann's life - blessing of their residence lot to start construction on their new Poipu home! We wish them the very best on this major accomplishment!



December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas - Kukui's Holiday Lunch Buffet!

For the second year in a row, Kukui's restaurant offered a Holiday Lunch Buffet that Palm's Hawaii Architecture gladly attended. Food was "onolicious" and our table went home with three prizes :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!



December 12, 2011

Palm's Hawaii Volunteers as Docents for COK's Festival of Lights!

Volunteering on 12/10/2011 this year were:
Palmer Hafdahl, Justin Ganir and Desi Dennis

It was enjoyable to see and introduce the many visitors who came from all over the world! Even more splendid were many kama'aina showing their support for this event! Be sure to check out the Festival of Lights at the Historic County Building now through December 24, 2011



September 7, 2011

Team 'Get pHit' completes 2011 Kauai Marathon!

With a finish time of 4:37:32.
Leg#1 - Justin Ganir (draftsman)
Leg#2 - Palmer Hafdahl (owner/architect)
Leg#3 - Andrea Lincoln (architectural designer)
Leg#4 - Desi Dennis (Office Admin)

Feeling very accomplished, we aim to do it again next year! Get pHit Kauai!



September 7, 2011

Palm's Hawaii pairs with Welch Marble

for the 8th Annual Kauai Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament held on August 28, 2011



August 24, 2011

Company Hike - 07.23.2011

Desi Dennis made it for the second company hike to kick-off Palm's Hawaii crunch time training for the Kauai Marathon set for Sept. 4, 2011.


Get pHit!



August 24, 2011

Inaugural Company Hike - 05.28.2011

Andrea Lincoln, Palmer Hafdahl and Justin Ganir conquered the Hanakapia Trail.... Not without a few missteps, and "scaragas" that resulted in the new found knowledge of "glue stitching"....