Ferraro Choi Names Three New Associates
Mark Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, David Akinaka, AIA, and Kurt Katada have been named Associates at Ferraro Choi – All three Associates have been with the architecture firm for over 10 years.
Mark Ayers joined Ferraro Choi in 2003. His current projects include the new STEM/Science Center and master plan for Stevenson Middle School, the new music building and gymnasium for Roosevelt High School, and master planning East Kapolei Middle School. He is a contributing author in the book “Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories – Planning, Design, and Operation”, by Kling Stubbins, published in 2010. Mr. Ayers is co-chair of the AIA Honolulu’s Committee on the Environment and an active member of the local chapter of the United States Green Buildings Council’s Green Schools Committee.
David Akinaka joined Ferraro Choi in 2004. His professional career has focused on both project management and design. Mr. Akinaka has been the project architect and designer for the UH Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head and has worked closely with various academic, cultural, and community stakeholders involved with the project. He is currently project architect for expansion of the Waimanalo Health Center.
Kurt Katada joined Ferraro Choi in 1996 and currently oversees Interior Design for the firm. Mr. Katada designed and managed the first LEED® Gold certified project in Hawai‘i, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu Office. He recently directed the design of offices for Island Air and the Ulupono Initiative as well as the national and international award winning projects for Ferraro Choi. He is a guest critic for Chaminade University’s Interior Design Program.
Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd. is an architecture firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The firm specializes in sustainable design and has over 26 years of experience working with public and private clients throughout the Pacific Region.