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Reynaldo Rios, AIA Principal Architect

Registered Architect in Hawaii
Registered Architect in Texas
Registered Interior Designer in Texas


Mr. Rios is the Principal Architect with Architect Design Associates, an architectural design firm established in 1993. Rios has accomplished architectural services in Hawaii for the past fifteen years; in addition, he worked with architectural firms in Texas for seven years in Texas. Rios has also been an instructor of architectural and mechanical drafting at college level.

Prior to his formal architectural training he worked in woodworking, metal fabrication and concrete fabrication shops. This gave him a hands-on understanding of building materials and contruction details. Prior to establishing his own firm, Rios worked for several prominent architectural firms providing a breadth and depth of exper-ience. Experience includes design, construction documents, project management and project architect.

Project knowledge and experience includes health care, cancer treatment facilities, historic preservation, offices, schools, apartments, military housing, high-rise resort condominiums, high rise offices, malls, shopping centers, hotels, motels, residences, and convention center expansions.


Qualifications relevant to the proposed project:
As an Architect, Rios’s portfolio includes a significant number of projects involving health care, commercial, housing, offices, churches, apartments, custom residences, warehouses, historic preservation, renovation and alterations. In addition to his work on new construction Rios’s portfolio includes a significant number of projects involving restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Health care, commercial, industrial, historic preservation, and residential projects represent the major portion of the firm's architectural portfolio.
Rios’s portfolio in new construction includes the following breakdown of related projects, within the last eight years:

  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Religious Buildings.
  • Low-Rise Office Buildings.
  • Custom and Luxury Residential.


Rios's portfolio includes the following breakdown of projects, within the last eight years:

  • Industrial: The Honolulu Advertiser Production and Distribution Facility.
  • Office Building: YMCA Kalihi
  • Custom and Luxury Residential.
  • Historic preservation of over 185 historic homes and alterations to over 80 historic homes. Historic preservation of bachelor quarter barracks and adaptive reuse of structure to a ten-unit multi-single family apartment building. Historic preservation, existing condition analyses and adaptive reuse of Ewa Community Church buildings.
  • Religious Buildings: United Gospel Fellowship Church


Historical preservation of the Historic Ewa Community has been recognized for its historic value to the Ewa Community. Historic Ewa honors include:

  • ABC Hawaii 1999 Excellence in Construction for Historic Restoration for the Bachelor Quarters Building.
  • 1994 Historic Award for Historic Preservation for the Ewa Villages Project.


Rios’s experience with other architectural firms includes heath care, high and low rise office buildings, schools, apartments, military housing, high-rise resort condominiums, high-rise offices, malls, shopping centers, hotels, motels, residences, and convention center expansions.

Rios is particularly known for his knowledge of architectural detailing construction materials and methods with various building types. He is knowledgeable about various county, state, and federal regulatory requirements, which relate to both new and historic structures.

Other Qualifications:
Rios is proficient in AutoCAD Architectural Desk 3.3, 3 D Studio Viz, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Construction Cost Estimator, Project Planner and many other software titles.




JILL MORTON

Interior Design


Ms. Morton is an experienced interior designer and color specialist. As an interior designer Morton has worked on wide variety of building types, including healthcare, office, retail, family housing, and hospitality. Morton has also worked on color selection for a variety of buildings including the health care renovations, were she selected exterior and interior paint colors. She has also worked on historic homes were she matched the original paint colors for the Historic Ewa Village buildings. Morton has served as design faculty at both the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii and Chaminade University. Morton has authored a series of books about color, she also teaches a certified continuing education class about color theory for interior design for the ASID nationally.

Heath Care Projects Include
Kahuku Hospital: Exterior and Interior color selection and specifications.
Straub Hospital: Renovation of waiting areas, patient rooms, hallways, examination rooms



Select Projects

INTERIOR PROJECTS - HAWAII
Health Care
Straub Hospital - Renovation of waiting areas, patient rooms, hallways, examination rooms, etc.)
Other
Ewa Plantation Villages (Hawaii) - Historical Restoration
Kahuku Hospital- Interior Renovation (patient rooms, offices, diining, etc.)
Maui Divers - Interior Renovation (showroom, restaurant and hospitality areas)
Halekoa Exercise Center - Color specifications for interior materials

EXTERIOR COLOR SPECIFICATION PROJECTS - HAWAII & CALIFORNIA
Health Care
Kahuku Hospital
Other
Ewa Plantation Villages - Historical Restoration
Westin Kauai
Waikiki Grand Hotel
Koko Isle Condominium
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Maui Divers
Village Gardens - Carpenteria, California

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Design Faculty 1989-1996: School of Architecture/University of Hawaii and Chaminade University
Author & Lecturer: “Intermediate Color Theory”, an ASID accredited continuing education course.
Other Qualifications:
Morton is proficient in MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and many other software titles.

More information can be found at Ms. Morton's website, Colorcom


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