“This 65-acre development was a combination of Single Family Lots, Villa Condominiums and Common Area Amenities including a Beach Grotto, Private Park with Community Meeting and Athletic Workout facilities, and a Grand Entry with multiple Water Features, vehicular Bridges and Security Guard Station. Gary Canner provided independent third party review services for the Villa Condominiums. In doing so, he provided the development team with a comprehensive analysis of the architect team’s drawing sets. This review acted like an insurance policy in that his review comments served to further clarify the design intent, fill voids in the information and uncover conflicting information. The revisions that the architect and his subconsultants subsequently made further tightened up the bid set and ultimately served to reduce the amount of RFI’s from the General Contractors who bid on the project.”

“We hired Gary Canner to help us renovate a house built in 1735, with subsequent additions in both the 19th and 20th centuries. We started with a confused and chopped up floor plan, with a series of closed-in rooms, but Gary was able to transform it into a light-filled and flowing living space. The layout felt so natural that it was hard for anyone to imagine the hodgepodge from which it was created.”

“When KGP Architects had to leave Hawai’i to work on another project, Mr. Canner came to the rescue and did an amazing job on the re-design and construction of the a historic house along the beach at Diamondhead, Honolulu. The house was originally designed in 1926 by the famous Hawai’i Architect CW Dickey to be his own residence. This wonderful home was fully refurbished by Mr. Canner, taking loving care of every detail and masterfully introducing new electrical, plumbing and cooling into the building as well as rebuilding all the windows, doors and roofing. Not only did Mr. Canner do fantastic work on the house, he also created a life long relationship with the owners and all the surrounding neighbors. Historic Hawai’i Foundation was so pleased it won an honor award for Historic Preservation.”

“Gary Canner has used his talents many times over the years leaving both meaningful architecture and very pleased clients in many places around the world.”

“I can without reservation recommend Architectural DesignWorks. Gary Canner was the architect of record for renovations on our home here in Hawai’i that included a room addition and later a large 2 story deck. Because our home is built on a steep hill, both projects involved engineering analysis and city approvals beyond the norm. Gary remained intimately involved from start to finish. Architectural drawings were created in a timely manner with great attention given to every detail. Gary was extremely flexible as we made design changes before and during construction. Gary managed the contractor professionally and with ease, overseeing the projects on a near daily basis. Both projects were completed on schedule and with little fuss or bother on our part all thanks to Gary’s meticulous attention to detail from start to finish. As a result, we could not be happier with the end products and highly recommend Architectural DesignWorks and Gary Canner to anyone seeking the best in architectural services for any project large or small.”

“Gary Canner designed and oversaw a major renovation of the entire first floor of our 1925 Dutch Colonial home. He created an open floor plan, which not only involved relocating a bathroom, but eliminating a supporting wall for increased flow and an entirely new look. Everything he designed is beautiful in both form and function. Gary’s recommendations for layout, materials, and lighting were spot on for the project. Four years later, we can honestly say there is nothing that we would have done differently. The value of Gary’s eye for design and attention to detail cannot be overstated. He showed vision, understanding and effectively served not only as our architect, but also as referee between us as a couple as we navigated design choices. With his guidance, we ended up surviving our 5-month project with smiles and living in a home we love. We could not be happier or more pleased with our newly renovated home and would unequivocally choose to work with Gary again.”

“We have totally enjoyed living in the elegant spaces of our renovated beach house Gary designed for us. It has passed the test of time and continues to work well for us and totally fits our our lifestyle now as it did then.”

“Congratulations are due to Mr. Canner for a job well done.”

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