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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Marni Feb 14

12 May Marni Murdock

Marni Murdock, ACHA, LEED® AP BD+C, EDAC Principal, Director of Healthcare Marni Murdock’s extensive experience includes more than 22 years in healthcare architecture, laboratory, long-term care and facility planning. The first half of Marni’s career was established in southern California with an architectural firm that specializes...

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Ron Feb 14

07 May Ron Barber

Ron Barber, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP Principal, Director of Project Management Ron brings over 43 years of diverse professional experience to MGA. Beginning his career as a staff architect for high-rise projects in Portland, Oregon, Ron later became the founding principal and managing partner of an...

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07 May Matt Gilbertson

Matt Gilbertson, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP President, Director of Design Prior to founding MGA Architecture in 2009, Matt Gilbertson was a full Partner, Principal, Officer and Board Member in two prominent Honolulu firms where he principally-directed efforts in design excellence, client, project and business development, sustainability...

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