AHL is a multi-disciplinary architectural firm with international experience in architecture, planning, and interior design. We see design as a process that identifies essential values, functions and goals. We are passionate about design, and committed to achieving design excellence. We embrace change and have the knowledge to deliver award-winning projects on time and within budget.
Originally from England, founder Cyril (Cy) W. Lemmon established AHL in the garage of his Waikiki home.
As partners retired, the firm underwent several name changes. - From Lemmon, Haines, Jones and Farrell (1970), to Jones, Farrell, White & Gima (1973), and finally to Architects Hawaii Ltd. (1976). The office relocated to the American Savings Bank Tower at Bishop Square after the firm completed its design and construction.
After a decade of completing several successful projects in Hong Kong, our firm decided to centralize and refocus efforts in our Honolulu office.
Our team planned and designed our office relocation to the Pacific Guardian Center's Makai tower penthouse. This came shortly before Bettina Mehnert was appointed as our first female CEO in 2013.
The firm also formed FUSE International, our international subsidiary. In 2016, we celebrated our 70th anniversary and rebranded from Architects Hawaii Ltd. to AHL.
AHL focuses on serving clients' needs from new projects to small renovations and large-scale additions. Our services range from master planning to all phases of design and construction administration. Our large experienced staff enables us to consistently deliver award-winning fast-track complex projects. AHL continues to deliver client expectation with our experienced and enthusiastic staff of over 80. Our team members have a vast range of project type experience from all over the world.meet our team