Ron Feb 14

03 Mar People On the Move – Ron Barber

Ron Barber Principal, director of project management at MGA Architecture Barber, AIA, NCARB, LEED, AP, was the founding partner and manager of an Oregon architectural firm for over three decades prior to relocating to Hawaii nearly 3 years ago. He brings 43 years of diverse project management...

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work face man shoes

01 Feb Architecture Essentials: a game face and “man shoes”

Architects Marni Murdock and Rachel Jorgensen chime in on the realities of their career choices In a fortunate crossing-of-paths with a Principal in another firm, MGA Architecture President and Founder Matt Gilbertson was introduced to healthcare architect Marni Murdock. Matt quickly came to respect her expertise...

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Jason Feb 14

29 Jan People on the Move – Jason Davis

Jason Davis Director of creative services at MGA Architecture MGA is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Davis, AIA, LEED, AP, to Director of Creative Services. Davis will apply his 20+ years of retail branding and design experience to manage and oversee the creative design of...

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29 Jan Honolulu architect launches weekly radio show on design

Honolulu architect Matt Gilbertson, president and design director of MGA Architecture, thinks people don't talk enough about what constitutes good design in Hawaii, whether its in architecture, urban planning, or streetscapes. It's a longstanding interest of his, I know—back in 2003, Gilbertson invited me to moderate...

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05 Feb Announcement

MGA Architecture Owner and President Matt Gilbertson announced today that local architect Marni Murdock has joined the firm as its new Healthcare Principal.  Murdock, a Hawaii native, has over two decades of healthcare design experience. In California she served as Architect for UCLA Medical Center,...

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39TH FASTEST GROWTH COMPANY BY PBN! MGA was just announced as the 39th fastest growth company by Pacific Business News (PBN) “Hawaii’s Fastest” Awards! PBN also featured MGA Architecture in this week’s publication. Check it out at

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04 Jan Tanaka of Tokyo

Rachel Jorgensen, Diana Nakamura and Matt Gilbertson of MGA Architecture, LLC are welcomed for a Pau Hana Friday by Hiroshi Lamansky, Manager of Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurant, at the new MGA-designed Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurant at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 3rd floor. (Friday January 4,...

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12 May Jason Davis

Jason Davis, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP Sr. Designer, Director of Creative Services Jason’s creative flair and technical acumen in high school steered him into a diverse 20-year career as a collaborative designer. Jason entered the design industry through retail and branding design and worked directly with...

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