HONOLULU – www.g70.design– Hawaii’s leading design firm G70 today announced the hiring of Rachel Shaak, Carla Dominguez, Libby Norris, and Jordan Sakumoto.

“We welcome back Rachel to the G70 team and also welcome Carla, Libby, and Jordan,” said G70 President Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP. “We’re fortunate that these professionals, who have all shown great promise and vision, are a part of the G70 ohana.”

Honolulu resident Rachel Shaak (pronounced SHAWK), AICP, LEEP AP, returns to G70 as Associate and Senior Planner. She was previously with G70 from 2005 to 2014. Shaak will be responsible for the management and development of environmental and urban planning products including feasibility studies, master plans, land use permitting applications, and environmental compliance documentation. Shaak is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, holds a LEED AP from the U.S. Green Building Council, and is a member of the American Planning Association. She received her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Elizabethtown College, and her master’s degrees in ancient near eastern history and divinity from the Pacific School of Religion.

Honolulu resident Carla Dominguez has been hired as project manager. She is experienced in corporate, hospitality, residential, and mission critical projects and will work with G70 teams to facilitate project progress and completion. She will be responsible for expediting project design, development, and execution through design, permitting, bidding and construction. She received her bachelor’s degree in the history of art in Southeast Asia and her master’s of architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Honolulu resident Libby Norris has been hired as architectural designer. She will work with G70 teams on a variety of architecture projects and coordinate the preparation of drawings and plans of buildings and structures. Norris received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota College of Design and her master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon.

Honolulu resident Jordan Sakumoto, PE has been hired as civil engineer. Sakumoto, with experience in highway and industrial infrastructure, will work with G70 teams on permitting for projects and developing schematic designs and master plans. Sakumoto received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

About G70 (formerly Group 70 International, Inc.)
An award-winning design firm founded in Honolulu in 1971, G70 is dedicated to a collaborative approach and committed to design that reflects the community in which the project serves. G70 provides leading-edge creativity for projects for the hospitality, commercial office and mixed use, multi-family housing, education, financial, healthcare and planned communities sectors. The firm offers specialized services including indigenous planning, environmental compliance, strategy, and sustainable development. G70’s commitment to sustainable practices garnered a 2014 Pacific Business News inaugural “Best in Sustainability” award and is reflected in its varied collection of LEED-certified, net-zero, and HI-CHPS-certified (Hawaii Collaborative for High Performing Schools) projects. For more information on Hawaii’s leading multi-discipline design firm specializing in architecture, interior design, civil engineering, planning and environment, visit www.g70.design.

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