James Stone

James Stone

Principal
Group 70 International Inc.

From Maui, Hawai‘i and practicing Architecture for 22 years, Mr. Stone is a Principal at Group 70 International Inc. and received his Doctorate and Bachelors of Architecture degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His thesis is titled Hoaÿäina: Placestudy’s of Sustainable Communities in Cultural and Ecological Harmony. He leads value driven, integrated design teams for Sustainable; Institutional, Defense and Resort projects. Buildings designed by him have earned design awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, City and County of Honolulu and Honolulu Division and Army Corp of Engineers. He is a licensed Architect and LEED© Accredited Professional. Green Building Design accomplishments are highlighted with Kaupuni Village, a Net Zero Energy and LEED for Homes, Platinum Community along with multiple LEED certification for Institutional, Defense and Resort projects.

He is involved in the building industry and community though various avenues, including Founding Chair and Pacific Regional Representative for U.S. Green Building Council/Hawai‘i Chapter, Master Plan Committee member for Kaimuki Christian Church and School and a member, past board of director of the American Institute of Architects/Hawai‘i Chapter. His presentations on sustainability include Rooted Design for 2005 USGBC Greenbuild International Conference, What Does it Take to Build Green? for American Resort Development Association- National Conference, Sustainable Community and Environmental Wellness for US Department of Housing and Urban Development, National American Indian Housing Council, 2011 National Conference, Hawaii Built & Buy Green Conference, Hawaii City Planning Officers Conference, Society of American Military Engineers, Army Corp of Engineers and Pacific Naval Facilities.