Max Guenther Partner | AIA

5 things you need to know about me ...and 5 things you don't

1. Commercial Expertise

Commercial projects include the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poi‘pu Beach, Avocet Beachfront Resort Community, Local Motion Flagship Store (currently ING Direct Cafe Waikīkī).

2. Luxury Homes Galore

Lead designer for luxury oceanfront residences in Kailua, Lanikai, Portlock, Kahala, Diamond Head and Wailupe Circle.

3. STARchitect Mentor

Apprenticed with renowned Hawai‘i architect Vladimir Ossipoff.

4. 30 Years & Counting…

Licensed to practice architecture in Hawai‘i in 1987.

5. A Classy Member…

Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America.


1. Simple Delights

Collector of antiquarian books, Akira Kurosawa films and the velvety seeds of the Mgambo tree.

2. Mmmm…

Favorite food is blackened ahi, served rare.

3. Architectural Delights

Favorite buildings are the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Bertram Goodhue) and First Church of Christ Scientist (Hart Wood).

4. Lifetime Experience

Resided on Lover's Lane Saint Jo, immortalized in verse by poet Eugene Field.

5. Forever Hero

George Brett, Hall-of-Fame third baseman.