RMA Architects provides architecture, planning, interior design and construction management services in Hawaii and across the Pacific.
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Architecture is more than just a set of drawings and specifications, it is a process that requires experienced leadership, vision, and superior communication. RMA delivers experienced leadership focused on action and a successful track record for getting it done.


Richard S. Matsunaga, AIA, founded Richard Matsunaga and Associates in 1964. From humble beginnings the firm grew and expanded to provide architectural design services throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. On the firm’s 50th anniversary, we focused on the next 50 and renamed our firm RMA Architects Inc.


RMA is a team comprised of accomplished professionals skilled in architecture, planning, interior design and construction administration. Spanning over five decades, our team collectively shares a wealth of knowledge and experience. RMA has a vast range of experience designing small renovations to large campuses for our Commercial and Federal/State Government clientele. Keeping up with a fast-moving economy and construction industry, RMA embraces change and challenges our team to continuously look for creative solutions to provide the best value for our clients.


We are focused to go the extra mile for our clients but we also encourage our team to build an enriching office culture. Design is enhanced by diverse life experiences and we work hard at having fun and building our own internal relationships. Through birthday celebrations, themed parties, movie nights and community outreach activities like AHA Heart Walk, we strive to provide a fun and supportive place to design and create. We empower our staff to create committees that address issues that they feel are important to developing a culture of empowerment and self-responsibility.


  • Collaboration

    We believe in creating meaningful relationships with the people we work with. Forming a fluid connection between our clients, consultants and staff helps us produce thoughtful designs while minimizing conflicts.

  • Resiliency

    Protecting the future of the islands we have been serving for over half a century is important to us. We are proponents of sustainable solutions that produce healthy environments and communities.

  • Appreciation

    Giving back to the communities we serve is important to us. We are enthusiastic supporters of participating in service events such as the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, Special Olympics Summer Games, Habitat for Humanity Builds, and United Way Fundraising to name a few.


Brent Tokita, AIA


Bryan Ginoza, AIA

Executive Vice President

Carol Hirai, Assoc. AIA

Senior Associate

Robert Fujita, AIA

Senior Associate

Laurie Chikazawa, AIA



Alex Ribeiro, LEED GA
Project Manager
Alice Li, LEED AP
Allen Ng, AIA
Beth Peters
Administrative Assistant
Brent Sumida, AIA
Project Manager
Chimere Matthews
Dean Basque
Project Manager
Eric Valiente
Herb Leong, AIA
Project Manager
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Jarrett Okutsu, LEED AP, CSI
Jennifer Lo
Jingsi Li, CPA
Accounting Manager
Jin Park, AIA
Project Manager
Joel Jamorabon
Katrina Ocampo
Kurt Shima
Kylan Kaneshiro, AIA, GGP
Project Manager
Lisa Nguyen, LEED GA, ASID
Interior Designer
Malia Cengia, AIA, LEED AP, CSI
Project Manager
Matt Arakaki, AIA, LEED GA
Project Manager
Melody Lee, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager
Ryan Yee, LEED AP, GGP
Project Manager
Tommy Mitomi
Willard Loui, LEED AP
Project Manager