August 7, 2023

Summer Picnic 2023

This past Friday, Urban Works brought their summer picnic back after 5 years! Enjoy some photos from this lovely get together at Ala Moana Beach Park as the team ate […]

August 31, 2022

2022 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Recipient

Urban Works was recognized by the American Institute of Architects and has received a 2022 Honolulu Design Award, Award of Excellence, for the Noelani Elementary School I.D.E.A. (Innovate, Discover, Explore, […]

April 8, 2021

2021 AIA Regional & Urban Design Award recipient

Urban Works in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Community Design Center was recognized by the American Institute of Architects and has received a 2021 Regional & Urban Design Award, […]

July 20, 2020

Welcome to UW, Raquel Woo

Raquel Woo has joined the UW family. Welcome Raquel! Raquel joins Urban Works as a Project Architect. Her work experience includes retail, tenant improvement, commercial, education, and historic preservation projects […]

June 30, 2020

John Ida elevated to the College of Fellows!

Urban Works Co-Founder John Ida has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to the prestigious College of Fellows. This prestigious honor was based both on the notable […]

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 […]

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 […]