July 15, 2017

Karen in Amherst+Switzerland+Italy

Karen Lee: Hiking boots, swimsuits, and cameras packed.    First stop: Amherst, Massachusetts and a visit to the Design Building at UMass designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates where we were […]

July 8, 2017

Emily in Japan

Emily Gillmar: I deliberately set my expectations low for our first family trip abroad. Luckily, our 5-year-old turned out to be a trouper, and I think she might love traveling […]

June 13, 2017

Pālamanui Goes Platinum

We’re celebrating! Our project for the Pālamanui campus of Hawaii Community College has just been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC. This is the highest LEED rating possible, and reflects much […]

June 4, 2017

Kevin in Peru

Kevin Loo-Chan: With every trip I take I attempt to take in the culture and sites while also understanding the daily lives of the local people. A country with a […]

May 3, 2017

Lorrin and Kevin Go Over to “The Dark Side”

Two of us from Urban Works recently participated in an architectural photography workshop guided by Ted Garduque, FAIA. The theme of the workshop was “Film Noir and Architecture: The Dark […]

February 14, 2017

Pow! Wow! in Kaka’ako

Urban Works has been based in Kaka’ako for over 30 years. We’ve been enjoying our front row seat as the latest round of Pow! Wow! murals take shape. Stop by […]

February 10, 2017

2×2 Exhibition Hours

We cordially invite you to stop by the exhibition at the Shen Architecture Gallery in the University of Hawaii School of Architecture building. We see our Pālamanui Campus and Ola […]

February 6, 2017

2×2 – Ferraro Choi x Urban Works Exhibition

Urban Works is honored to be participating in the University of Hawaii School of Architecture’s 2×2 exhibition. Urban Works and Ferraro Choi are each exhibiting two recent projects — in our […]