Who Are We

Pacific Atelier International, LLC (PAI) is an architectural design firm with extensive experience in all aspect of the profession. Since its establishment in 1995 in Honolulu, PAI is committed to achieve design excellence with sensibility for the multicultural Hawaiian community.

Our professional services include:

  • Master planning, development feasibility
  • Code and zoning analysis
  • Programming and space planning
  • Site planning & conceptual design
  • Complete schematic design, design development, design documentation, construction administration for a variety of building types including new buildings, renovations & alteration of, and addition to existing buildings
  • Interior design
  • ADA & sustainable design consulting
  • Condominium documents
  • 3D artistic renderings.

With 27 years of experience, PAI is well versed in a number of building types of different size, scope, and settings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawai’i including:

  • High-rise, mid-rise, and low-rise multifamily residential
  • Resort planning and architecture
  • Affordable and senior housing
  • Places of assembly such as churches and clubs
  • Places of work such as offices, commercial and industrial buildings
  • Medical building
  • Single family residences

Because of the firm versatility, curiosity, and ability in all aspects of architectural design, the focus of PAI’s practice has evolved over the years in response to market conditions and other internal and external circumstances, allowing not only for repeat clients, but also for the opportunity to design one-of-a-kind projects with unique sets of cultural, functional, and technical challenges.

Fabrizio Medosi, President 

Fabrizio has over 40 years of experience in creating inspired works of architecture. He has compiled an award-winning portfolio of residential, commercial and resort projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Listen…then Create.

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Hannah Wong, Principal Architect

Hannah received her training from University of Texas at Austin. Her keen eye on space design and master planning have served her clients well in a diverse portfolio of projects.

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Residential Pool Deck

To provide better quality of life, Pacific Atelier was commissioned to design a pool deck in a gorgeous property in Haiku Plantations, Kaneohe. Overlooking into the beautiful valley, the deck provides extra space for gathering, and roof space for solar panels.

Maui Ocean Center Sphere

Pacific Atelier was recommissioned by Maui Ocean Center to create a new Planetarium and Exhibition Room in 2017. It has become an educational center of humpback whales since January, 2019.

Puainako Center Renovation

Puainako Center in Hilo had a face lift after a center-wide renovation. Pacific Atelier assisted in the design of the repair work, painting and lighting upgrade that have brought about a pleasant and safe environment to the workers and customers. The project was completed in 2018.

Oahu Residence

Pacific Atelier was commissioned to design this Oahu Residence located in Aiea. This is a two-generation house that allows the senior parent to enjoy her daily activities on the ground floor and privacy for the adult children on the upper floor. They share the kitchen, living/dining area with a large lanai, where they hang out in the evening.

Dole Plantation

Pacific Atelier were commissioned by Castle & Cooke to provide a 17,000-square-feet retail expansion including a Dole whip bar and grill, coffee mill, retail space, restrooms, storage, and back of house. The design featured a continuation of the contemporary plantation style of the original building with some European twists. The goal was to enhanced the visitors’ experiences of the plantation days.

Ko Olina Marina

Ko Olina Marina was designed in phases starting in 1999. Located at Lagoon number IV, the Marina is touted as Hawaii’s most exclusive marina facility. Continuing plans include ocean promenade, over 300 slips, a harbor master building, picnic areas and mariners’ amenities.
Related Projects: Ko Olina Entry Gate, Ko Olina Main Entry Building, Ko Olina Maintenance Building, Ko Olina Comfort Stations Renovation, Ko Olina Sales Center, Ko Olina Ocean Tower, Ko Olina Harbor Master

Honu Kai Lani

This wedding chapel on the waterfront of Ko Olina Lagoon II includes a reception building, greeting pavilion and new chapel facility in a fusion of oceanic and modern design sensibilities. The three-building project is anchored by a uniquely designed A-frame wedding chapel incorporating architectural tube steel, an apex aluminum-framed skylight, and 8-by-10 foot glass panes — the largest fabricated in the U.S. in 2010 — and features an unobstructed view of the infinity pool and ocean beyond.

Urban Housing Development

Urban Housing Development

This project involves restoration of the existing Honolulu Advertiser Building and designing two mixed-use high-rise mixed-use buildings and parking structures. As the projected is located in the Kakaako District, Pacific Atelier assisted in preparing design drawings and documents to Hawaii Community Development Authority. The design includes 792 dwelling units, reserve housing and commercial spaces. Move cursor over the image to see before and after

El Capricho

El Capricho

Pacific Atelier entered an international design competition for a Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The design echoes to the vibrant and fun dance of Tango with a series of dynamic architectural forms, ranging from an open cone, ribbon-weaving facade, ribbed roof and waving ceiling. It also creates a dialogue with the adjacent Puente de la Mujer bridge and Casa Rosada. Natural day-lighting plays an important role in the exhibition galleries. Diffused light from various directions create very interesting quality for the interior.

Kulana Hale

Pacific Atelier was contracted by a private developer to design a 15-story building in Honolulu. This highrise housed 175 units for the elderly and the physically-challenged. Working with a multiplicity of government agencies, engineering consultants, and the State Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Pacific Atelier produced a practical and fully-accessibility-compliant structure.

Maui Ocean Center

Pacific Atelier was retained in June, 1996 for Maui’s first marine life theme park with seven major buildings housing tank exhibits, display areas, restaurant, retail shop, and administration office. The different uses demanded coordinating and detailing extremely complex interactions; Pacific Atelier was chosen from a field of five firms.

Outrigger Fairway Villas

Sunstone Realty Partners commissioned Pacific Atelier to produce island living, resort-style town homes for the upper end visitor market. The project was designed as two phases consisting of four building types, 15 building, 165 units, and a total area of 283,000 square feet.

Kam Residence

Pacific Atelier was commissioned to design the Kam Residence located on the hillside slope of Aina Haina valley. To accommodate for the needs of this growing family, this 3,400-square-feet-home featured a basement wine cellar and a playroom. Also, the study room was thoughtfully positioned where it can visually monitor the main rooms of the house. The result was both elegant and practical.

Pacific Atelier International ( PAI ) was founded in 1995 with a commission for a 17-story independent living facility resulting in numerous awards and recognition from the state and city for it’s contribution to our community’s seniors. Since then Pacific Atelier has grown into an internationally diverse firm with projects ranging from high-end residential homes to some of Hawaii’s most famous and highly visited facilities including the Maui Ocean Center, and the Dole Plantation’s New Store Expansion.

We believe that, because we do not try to superimpose an ideology of building or consistency of style thus imposing ourselves on our client, our “ways of understanding” and “ways of seeing” give us the methodology to address all aspects of architecture in their specificity no matter the scale or the budget.

Unlike the familiar image of unity of the machine, architecture for us retains the complexities of life with its continuous renewal of individual and collective aspirations.

We are Pacific Atelier.

735 Bishop Street, Suite 309
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813

Tel 808.533.3688

hannah@PacificAtelier.com

www.PacificAtelier.com