2018 Architecture Awards Build 115 Best Interior Design Studio - Hawaii Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs artfully creates refined environments combining elegance with everyday functionality and practicality of construction. We felt that, having just recognised the firm in our prestigious 2018 Architecture Awards, the time was right to profile it and learn the secrets behind this dynamic team’s success. ounded in 2003, Archipelago Hawaii is a dream fulfilled by founder and award-winning designer Tiare Pinto. She established TCB Island Interiors, Slipcovers, Etc., and Designs By Tiare, as well as co-owned Studio Becker-Honolulu. In 2007, Tiare merged her three companies with Studio Becker to form Archipelago Hawaii. This experience has brought to light the disconnect that so often happens when several experts are brought in on a project at different phases. This compelled Tiare to create a design team; bringing together the designer, structural engineer, general contractor and any other specialists necessary for each project. Working as a team from the inception of the project with Archipelago Hawaii leading the way has proven to create a more cohesive process and avoid costly changes and oversights. Since the beginning, Archipelago Hawaii has been designing whole homes, interiors, kitchens and baths in collaboration with architects, structural engineers, general contractors, and all other specialists. Today the firm continues to strive for customer service excellence while maintaining responsible business practices. As testimony to the level of excellence the firm offers, Archipelago Hawaii are accredited with Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau. Drawing on the vast experience of its staff, the company is able to offer its clients a full service. From design detail to fine cabinetry, furnishings, fabrics and finish work, Archipelago Hawaii is the island’s most comprehensive design resource. With exceptional design expertise and knowledge of the latest products, the team is a complete design resource for the homeowner. Throughout the process, the firm’s Project Management Team will be on-site to ensure everything goes as planned, and that both client and contractor have all the answers they need to complete the project on time and on budget. From the design concept to selection of finishes and F AR180130 Company: Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs Contact: Roseann Freitas Address: 905 Kalanianaole Hwy, SPC 2501, Kailua, Hawaii, 96734, USA Phone: 001 808 263 8891 Website: archipelagohawaii.com procurement of products to delivery to the job site, they will manage the project to ensure complete success on all fronts. Dedicated to exceptional client service and operating with transparency and integrity, the team aims to deliver a home beyond expectations, while providing a satisfying experience for all involved. This client focused approach ensures that every project, from whole home through to single room and everything in between, is hassle-free for the client, and produces an outcome they can be proud of for many years to come. Overall, Archipelago Hawaii’s client focused approach has helped the firm to achieve the success it enjoys today, and going forward continuing to offer clients exceptional service will remain key to its approach over the years to come. Looking ahead, the firm is very excited with the launching of Archipelago Home, a custom upholstery furniture line, which has a contemporary island style which will complement its designs.