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About us
An award winning firm specializing in residential, commercial, agricultural and master planning services, PMDA strives to minimize the challenges while maximizing opportunities presented by each site's unique environment. From our office on Hawai'i Island (The Big Island) we have a wide diversity of experience and, with NCARB certification, the ability to work on projects in any state or territory in the country. We are a customer-service oriented firm that is committed to helping you realize your dreams for your home or business. Our design ethic is solution-focused to incorporate the delight, functionality, quality, beauty, and sustainability that can be achieved when architect and client are committed to producing the most efficient and effective use of space, time, energy and natural and financial resources.
Testimonials
19 Reviews
Stuart Wolfe
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2018

Paul was easy to work with and excellent at incorporating our vision in to the project. He wrks with a user friendly contractual process with agreed objectives, completion dates and costs, so there a...Read More

kathy coressel
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

I live on the mainland, so Paul designed a complete remodel of a master bedroom and bathroom remotely. He never set foot in my house. I sent him measurements and pictures. He listened to my needs very...Read More

Alex Bell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2017

We would highly recommend Paul Donoho to anyone looking for an architect to build their dream home. We met with several architects and selecting Paul was based on our observation that Paul was the one...Read More

Stefanie Henderson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2016

Paul helped us with design for a remodel and we found him to be incredibly professional. He listened, gave feedback, and ultimately drew up fantastic plans. He's prompt and respectful. I can't recomme...Read More

Puanani Au
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2017

Paul Donoho continues to exceed our expectations. He is extremely creative in his designs and ideas, detail oriented, is able to anticipate/foresee potential problems from topography to roofline. Wh...Read More

Doreen Trudeau Anderson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2016

Paul is very responsive, creative and realistic! We are working with him on a renovation and find his ideas spot on.Read More

Edwin Goto
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

Paul Donoho recently designed my second restaurant, Noodle Club in the town of Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii. Paul always displayed professionalism with a keen eye for detail. His calm demeanor ...Read More

papaaloa
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2013

Paul has been the architect for our remodel of our restaraunt and small grocery store. Paul is very professional and knowledgable in working with the county and what steps to take to get things accomp...Read More

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Awards & News
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2017 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2016 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2014 - Client SatisfactionHouzz InfluencerRecommended on Houzz1,000 Ideabook Saves
AWARDS
  • 2018 Historic Hawaii Foundation Preservation Honor Award for Kona Coffee Living History Farm Farmhouse Roof Rehabilitation, Captain Cook, Hawai‘i
  • Pacific Business News Top 10 Architecture Firms 2017 top neighbor island firms
  • Pacific Business News Top 10 Architecture Firms 2016 top neighbor island firms
  • Pacific Business News Top 10 Architecture Firms 2015 top neighbor island firms
  • Pacific Business News Top 10 Architecture Firms 2014 top neighbor island firms
  • Pacific Business News Top 25 Architecture Firms 2012 top neighbor island firms
  • Pacific Business News Top 25 Architecture Firms 2011; top neighbor island firms
  • 2017 Best of Houzz – Customer Satisfaction; Rated at the highest level for customer satisfaction by former clients on the Houzz community.
  • 2016 Best of Houzz – Customer Satisfaction; Rated at the highest level for customer satisfaction by former clients on the Houzz community.
  • 2014 Best of Houzz – Customer Satisfaction; Rated at the highest level for customer satisfaction by former clients on the Houzz community.

MEDIA
  • The Hawaii Real Estate Show – Interview with Realtor/Broker Forrest Arnold; August 10, 2016
  • Wall Street Journal – Real Estate Mansion Section; April 25, 2014
  • Village Burger Waimea – Interview regarding the design process; December 14, 2010