- Thursday, May 25th at 12:00 - 1:00 PM
- In-person at the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture
- Free to attend for members | $20 for non-members
- Earn 1 HSW (pending approval)
About the panelists:
Janice Li, AIA, LEED AP
Studio Director at Lowney Architecture
As Studio Director for Lowney Architecture’s Honolulu office, Janice Li, AIA LEED AP has a deep commitment to fostering design and professional excellence in her craft and on her teams. Fueled by a lifetime of curiosity into how spaces function, her impact can be demonstrated throughout her career - including her award-winning project portfolio, the exponential growth of the firm’s local team, and the mentorship and teaching she provides to students at University of Hawaii’s School of Architecture. Leveraging her global perspective, collaborative nature, and user-centric focus, Janice is dedicated to raising the bar for best practices in the built environment throughout Hawaii.
Lester Ng, LEED AP BD+C
Design Principal at AHL
Lester lives and breathes architecture. As a principal and director of design & sustainability, Lester enjoys conceptualizing design ideas, sketching, space planning, and utilizing 3D visualization techniques for architectural projects. This not only allows him to fulfill a personal drive to design, but also to contribute to “the fabric of society.” Lester has over 33 years of experience, and 12 of those years were spent working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Lester's time spent abroad resulted in notable projects such the Saigon Centre Ho Chi Minh, Furama Resort Danang, and Fortune Plaza Beijing. He says he is in the architecture field because he wouldn’t be satisfied doing anything else, except for maybe traveling the world on his motorcycle.
Christopher Ray, Assoc. AIA
Associate at Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Chris is an Associate with Solomon Cordwell Buenz. As an east coast transplant, by way of California, he has been working locally for three years. In his eight-year tenure with SCB he has worked on a range of Residential programs types with various delivery methods; from design-build student housing to design-bid-build commercial high-rise.
Prior to earning his Master of Architecture from Cornell University, Chris served as a Naval Officer and studied Media Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic in New York. This variety of perspectives has led Chris to believe in the value of diversity in all things and honed mantra that Architecture is a team sport.
Most recently, Chris’s work focuses on the completed built work with the construction and renovation of residential high-rise towers in Kaka’ako and downtown Honolulu.
Sheryl Seaman, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal and Vice Chair at G70
Sheryl Seaman is vice chair and principal-in-charge of the interior design division at G70. She has more than four decades of experience in architecture and interior design for both new construction and renovations with award-winning projects throughout Hawai’i and the Pacific Rim. Seaman began the G70 interiors department because most people spend 92% of their waking hours indoors therefore interior design is key to her
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