CDS International welcomes Brett Yamashita

Ground is Broken for New Aiea Public Library

Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) earns LEED® Gold certification.

CDS International awarded a 2012 Administrator’s Award for Excellence by the U.S. Small Business Administration

North Kohala Public Library wins 2012 Kukulu Hale Green Building Award!

CDS International named a Hawaii Nominee for the 2012 Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Contracting— Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, US Small Business Administration


CDS International is a Hawai‘i architectural firm that believes, above all, in the value of process. With a team comprising some of the most established architects in Hawai‘i, and a 50-year history of innovation and collaboration, we offer multifaceted excellence in the fields of architecture, planning, sustainable design, and interior design.

Our portfolio spans the Pacific—from Hawai‘i to Japan, China to Korea, to the Philippines and beyond—but our international sophistication is complemented by an attitude that is refreshingly small-town. We like to live where we work, and work where we live. The key to our success is not a monolithic, globe-spanning vision, but rather our adaptability and our openness to embracing and enhancing the creative vision of others.

It’s a vision that has put us, for half a century, at the forefront of Hawai‘i architectural design.

For more insight into CDS International—our team, our ideology, and our accomplishments—please read on.


**named a 2012 Administrator’s Award for Excellence Winner by the U.S. Small Business Administration**