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2017 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Special Promotional Section) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.


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The Face of 



MGA Architecture

Left to right: Wai Shan C. Yanagi, Marni Tam Murdock, Jeff Morrison, Janelle Mundon, Jason Davis, Ron Barber, Matt Gilbertson, Jean Tracy, Trixie Jenks, Kwan Law

To MGA president/director of design Matt Gilbertson, AIA, architecture is all about community. “In a world dominated by texts, tweets and hashtags, our most important role is to design places that really support us engaging, face-to-face, sharing ideas and communicating.” Working with healthcare principal Marni Tam Murdock, ACHA, and a talented staff (shown at MGA’s  restaurant project, TR Fire Grill) Gilbertson’s firm is an award-winning company serving local clients in the civic, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and residential communities. MGA also sponsors “Design Talk Hawai‘i” (DTH) hosted by Gilbertson. Broadcast Fridays at 4 p.m. on AM760 KGU, this “gift to Hawai‘i” spotlights local creatives talking directly to the community.


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