Architectural DesignWorks, (ADW) is a full service, award winning architectural design firm with a broad portfolio of projects ranging from Residential, Commercial, Public, Historic Preservation, Adaptive-Reuse, and Interiors.

We deliver high-quality projects that present innovative designs, are contextual, offer excellent value, are environmentally sustainable, and user healthy. ADW works closely with our clients to develop their specific project needs, allowing us to fully explore various design options to ensure the maximum benefit.

We strive to provide inspiring designs for better home and work environments.

We invite you to explore the PROJECTS section for a sampling of our work and CONTACT us should you have any questions.


Gary Canner, founder and principal of Architectural DesignWorks, earned a B.S. Degree in Architecture and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan School of Architecture & Urban Planning. He was valedictorian of his class and received numerous other academic awards and honors. Professionally, he holds a multitude of certifications from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and is a certified residential home inspector and a historic preservation specialist.


Grand Award – Queen St Interiors – BIA Renaissance Awards
Historic Preservation Honor Certificate – Preservation Planner – Historic Hawai’i Foundation
Preservation Award – Dickey House – Historical Hawai’i Foundation
Preservation Certificate – Lihue Theater – Historic Hawai’i Foundation
Preservation Award – Lindall House – Salem Historical Commission
Preservation Award – Old Bus Depot – Salem Historical Commission
AIA Scholastic Award Metal – University of Michigan
AIA Certificate of Merit – Henry Adams Fund
Tau Sigma Delta – Honorary Membership – Grand Chapter


Certified Construction Specifier – CSI
Certified Document Technologist – CSI
Certified Construction Contract Administrator – CSI
Certified Residential Inspector – American Home Inspection Institute
Historic Architect Professional Qualification – US Secretary of the Interior
Historic Specialist – FEMA Department of Homeland Security


Historic Hawai’i Foundation – Trustee
Construction Specification Institute – President, Honolulu Chapter
Private Condominium Board of Governors – Chairperson

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