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Education

Kalani High School 1982

B.S. Interior Design, 1987
San Jose State University,
Cal State

Experience

Next Design LLC Co-owner, 2002-Present

KMS Design Owner, 1995-2000

Award-Winning Projects

  • Kapalama Center Renovation
  • Windward Mall Food Court Renovation
  • University of Hawaii PE/Athletics Complex Football Locker Room Renovation
  • Sam Choy’s Breakfast Lunch & Crab Restaurant
  • Harbor Court Sales Model Unit
  • The Lofts Model Units for Gentry
  • Vintage Wine Cave Honolulu

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Featured Projects

The following is a list of projects that Karen Sakamoto has designed
or overseen throughout her career:

Hospitality
Hawaiki Tower Common Area
Interior Design
Honolulu, HawaiiKea Lani Lobby Furnishings
Makena Beach & Golf Resort – Interior Design
Kihei, HawaiiRoyal Hawaiian Hotel Tower Rooms
Honolulu, HawaiiSheraton Waikiki Suites
Honolulu, Hawaii Office & Commercial
1100 Alakea Suite 2500 and Suite 2600
Honolulu, HawaiiAloha Petroleum Corporate OfficesC.A.R.E. at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HawaiiFidelity Insurance City Financial Tower & Pearlridge Office BuildingFirst Hawaiian Bank Leasing Office

Glover Construction Office Building

Harbor Court Sales Office
Honolulu, Hawaii

Hilton Grand Vacations Club – various location
Honolulu, Hawaii

JWK Choi Offices at Harbor Court
Honolulu, Hawaii

Kapalama Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Mercedes Benz of Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii

MLS at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii

National Golf Courses Office

State Farm Offices at Leilehua

Together Honolulu Offices at AMFAC
Honolulu, Hawaii

Your Retirement Company Offices at Nauru Tower
Honolulu, Hawaii

Residential
Hoolea Terrace
Villas at Kehalani- Plan 1
Arthur Wilson Residence

Charles Sweeney Residence

Gentry Development Sales Model Units (The Lofts: Kamaaina, Venetian, San Francisco, Del Verde: On the Green, Breakers: Country, Island Style and Contemporary)

Harbor Court Sales Model Units (#1905, Peaches and Cream and #3402, Cobalt Blue)
Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaiki Tower Development
Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaiki Tower Sales Models (Kahala, Manhattan, Manoa, Pacific Rim, North Beach styles)

Jon Genka Residence

Kahakai Model Homes
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Kapolei Village 7 Sales Models
Kapolei, Hawaii

Las Brisas Model Homes

Michael Pietzsch residence

Peninsula and Peninsula Villas

Yamagami Residence

Restaurant
Sheraton Waikiki Kai Market/Hapas Pizza
Honolulu, Hawaii

Windward Mall Food Court Renovation
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Vintage Cave Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii

Zippy’s McCully
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aaron’s Restaurant atop the Ala Moana Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii

Alan Wong’s Hawaii Restaurant at Ikspiari Entertainment Center
Tokyo, Japan

Russell Siu’s Kakaako Kitchen at Ward Centre
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sam Choy’s Guam Restaurant
Guam

Eastside Grill at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

Fujioka’s Member-Concept Bar

I Love Country Cafe Express Restaurant at Kahala Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii

Le Bistro at Niu Valley
Honolulu, Hawaii

Nick’s Fishmarket Wailea at Kea Lani Hotel
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Parc Cafe at Waikiki Parc Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii

Poi Bowl at Ala Moana Shopping Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sarento’s On the Beach Restaurant
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Turtle Bay Restaurants
Kahuku, Hawaii

Wolfgang Puck Express – Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii

Retail
Aina Haina Shopping Center – Pacific Paws
Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolua Bay Surf Company Shop at Whalers Village

Honolulu Cellular Ahui Street Administrative Offices, various branches and showrooms

Magnet Store at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Honolulu, Hawaii

Quiksilver on Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sunglass Town at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ward Center Storefronts
Honolulu, Hawaii

 

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