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Aaron Akau

PLA, ASLA, CLARB
President and CEO
aakau@bchdesign.com
Aaron Akau

Mr. Akau is President and CEO of Belt Collins Hawaii and has over 26 years of experience throughout Hawai‘i, Asia and the Pacific Rim. During his tenure as the Director of Landscape Architecture for the firm, he designed and oversaw a wide range of projects including hotel/resort master planning and design, commercial mixed-use design, and various public / private sector work.

His primary focus now is management and leadership of the firm and developing long-range goals and strategies. He works closely with his Partners as well as the firm's Associate Leadership team.

Selected Projects

Hotels/Resorts
  • Four Seasons Resort at Hualālai, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Resort at Mānele Bay, Lāna‘i, Hawai‘i
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Westin Haitang Bay Resort, Hainan, China
  • St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • The Pearl at Qatar, Qatar, UAE
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, Maui, Hawai‘i
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hilton Grand Vacations, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kāhala Hotel & Resort, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kohala Suites, Hilton Grand Vacations Club Waikoloa Resort, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Waikoloa Beach Drive Extension - Phase IV, Waikoloa, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Hotel, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Sheraton Moana Hotel, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Taihe Springs Resort, Qingdao, China
  • Lang Fang Golf Resort, Beijing, China
  • Darushan Islands Master Plan, China
  • Haitang Bay Resort, China
  • Tianjin Bei Ning Bay Parcel 5, China
  • Huizhou Resort, China
  • Ok Hill Resort, Taiwan
  • Penghu Resort, Taiwan
  • Shangri La’s Fijian Resort, Fiji
  • Shilla Jeju Hotel, South Korea
  • Ana Ishigaki Sun Coast Resort, Japan
Commercial
  • Shriners Hospitals Redevelopment, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Plaza at Punchbowl Assisted Living, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Windward Mall Property Condition Assessment, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Sarab Al Areen Development, Bahrain
  • Barwa Al-Doha Retail and Mixed-Use Development, Qatar
  • Guam Regional Medical City, Dededo, Guam
  • Moloka‘i General Hospital Phase 1 & 2, Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i
  • 2100 Kalākaua Project, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • HPM Building Site at Makalapua Business Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawai‘i
  • Wallace Theater, Makalapua Center, Island of Hawai‘i
Urban Planning
  • 620 Coral Street, Demolition Open Space Study, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kaka‘ako Summary Report, Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Kaka‘ako Mauka Form Based Codes, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Project, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
Recreational
  • Hālawa Xeriscape Garden Improvements, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
  • Zhenghe Memorial Park, China
  • Maluan Bay Wetland Demonstration Area, China
  • San Vitores Boulevard Beautification Project, Phase I, Tumon Bay, Guam
  • Xiangshan International Yacht Club, Xiamen, China

Education

B. Arch, Architecture
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Registration

  • Landscape Architect, Hawai‘i
  • Landscape Architect, Guam
  • Landscape Architect, CNMI
  • CLARB Certification

Affiliation

  • Pali Momi Foundation Board of Directors, Member
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
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