In the continued fashion of aloha, under the leadership team of John Adversalo, Architects Pacific, Inc. carries on the tradition of investing in local talent to support the ongoing demands for licensed architects, designers and draftsman in Hawaii. API, led by Adversalo hosted an event at their office to present to the University of Hawai’i Manoa, College of Architecture Dean, a $35,000 endowment scholarship to support the mission of developing local talent.
Dean Daniel Friedman visited briefly and spoke to the API firm of his vision and strategy to develop the necessary workforce in demand for Hawaii. Friedman spoke with seasoned professionals and welcomed their recommendations and observations about the state of Hawaii’s architectural workforce.
Photographed here: Harriet T. Cintron, Senior Director of Development University of Hawai’i at Manoa, John Adversalo, Architects Pacific Inc. Principal, Daniel Friedman, Dean of Architecture College, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Terri Leon, Directing Manager for Architects Pacific Inc. and Malia Peters, Director of Scholarship Development and Administration
Susan Irvine, Veteran Architect and LEED Certified shares her observation of the new talent entering the workforce with Dean Friedman
Enjoying celebratory treats: Nelson Vicencio, Andy Corpuz, Jr. and Jeremy Cabanlit, AIA, LEED
API team relaxing after the ceremony and sharing some laughs with sweet treats. Pictured: Keith Kilburn, Jeremy Cabanlit, Calvin Nishio, API Principal Architect, Lexi Denton and Francisco Langit, Jr. all of API