Mr. Shaw attended Yale University on a National Merit Scholarship, where he
graduated cum laude and was awarded the Fellows Prize for his thesis. He later
did post-graduate work in planning at the University of California at Berkeley and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Shaw served his internship in San Francisco with the firm of Wurster,
Bernardi, and Emmons, which was awarded the AIA’s highest honor, the Gold

After becoming registered as an architect, he served as the chief architect
for the leading airport planning firm in the United States, Leigh Fisher Associates,
where he worked on more than 35 major airports throughout the world.

Mr. Shaw then became a Senior Designer for WATG, the leading international
firm for the design of resort hotel facilities.

Mr. Shaw served as an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii School of
Architecture, where he conducted research on building energy use and environmental controls, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

After returning to private practice, he joint-ventured with Arthur Erickson, winner of the AIA Gold Medal. He has been a design consultant on hotel projects for such firms as WATG, and was a planning consultant for several airport projects, in cooperation with such firms as NBBJ and others.

He also served as Executive Consultant for Design and Planning for Space Group, one of the leading firms in Asia, on various projects in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.

Mr. Shaw was a Visiting Professor in East Africa, and has been a Visiting Lecturer at Pratt Institute and the University of Puerto Rico.

His work has been recognized with awards from the Honolulu, San Francisco,
and Oregon chapters of the AIA. He received a design award from the Honolulu
AIA for the Reconstruction of the Water Palace at Ujung, Bali.

  • Yale University
    BA cum laude
    Architecture / Physics
    Fellows Prize in architecture
    Ranking Scholar in physics
    National Merit Scholar
  • University of Oregon
    B. Arch.
  • San Francisco Institute of Architecture
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Certificate(s) in Airport Systems Planning and Design
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Certificate in Airport Systems Planning and Design
  • Registered architect: (1979-Present)
    Hawaii, California, Oregon, Utah, etc
  • IBC Certified Plans Examiner (2008-Present)
    International Code Council
  • FEMA Certified Instructor (2013-Present)
    National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, UH DURP
  • Instructor

    U.C. Berkeley (Ext.) Interior Architecture Department (1983-1984)

  • Associate Professor

    University of Hawaii School of Architecture (1986-1993)

  • Visiting Lecturer

    Duk Sung University, Seoul, Korea (2007)

  • Associate Professor

    UMU Faculty of Built Environment, Uganda, East Africa (2011)

  • Visiting Lecturer

    Pratt Institute, New York (2013)

  • Visiting Lecturer

    Univ. of Hawaii Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning (2013-2014)

  • Visiting Lecturer

    University of Puerto Rico (2016)

  • Instructor

    National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
    Univ. of Hawaii Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning(2013-present)

  • Advisory Board

    Chaminade University, Env. & Int. Design Dept., (2013-present)

  • Executive Consultant

    Space Group, Seoul, Korea (2008-2015)

  • Code Consultant

    Bureau Veritas, Paris, Honolulu, etc. (2008-2012)

  • Planning Consultant

    NBBJ / KFC, Seattle, WN (2003-2004)

  • Design Consultant

    WATG, Honolulu, HI (1997-1998)

  • Architect and Planner

    Private Practice Kailua, HI (1994-2015)
    Architectural services for small-scale commercial, institutional and
    residential projects in Hawaii
    Planning and technical services to larger A/E firms for large-scale
    projects for the travel industry, in a variety of locations

  • Senior Designer

    WATG, Honolulu, (1985-1986): Designer for leading
    international resort hotel firm.

  • Architect / Airport Planner

    Leigh Fisher Associates, San Francisco (1980-1985): Architect in
    charge of terminal planning department for leading international
    airport planning firm

  • Intern Architect

    Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons, FAIA, San Francisco (1977-9):
    Internship with firm that won the AIA Gold Medal and pioneered the
    adaptive re-use of historic structures.

  • Designer / Builder

    Ant Farm, San Francisco / Houston / New Haven (1969-1973):
    Design and construction work for art / architecture collaborative
    best known for 'Cadillac Ranch' sculpture.

  • AIA Design Award: The Reconstruction of the Water Palace at Ujung, Bali
  • Honor Award, Historic Hawaii Foundation: Nu'uanu Pagoda Nomination, Honolulu
  • AIA Design Award: Moili'ili Community Center, Honolulu
  • AIA Citation, San Francisco Chapter
  • AIA Significant Building Award: Benton County Courthouse Renovation, Oregon
  • Honorable Mention, UIA 10th World Architectural Film Festival, Buenos Aires:
    A documentary film on Mayan architecture, narrated by Vincent Scully, Hon. FAIA, and funded by Phillip Johnson, FAIA
  • Performance Standards and Design Criteria for Airports, published in English and Spanish, in 3
    volumes, by the Federal Government of Mexico (with Leigh Fisher Associates)
  • Improving the Passenger Experience: Concepts to Incorporate Technology into Landside Airport
    Operations and Aircraft, (with Susan Cliff,, published by NASA Ames Research Center)
  • Airport Terminals and Energy Use, keynote address, published in the proceedings of the Seattle
    Summit on Making Airport Terminals Energy Efficient