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Honolulu (March 23, 2011) — Group 70 International celebrates 40 years of architectural

design in Hawaii. The firm was founded in Honolulu on April 1, 1971, as a “boutique”
design firm at the top of Fort Street Mall. Today, Group 70 International is the only fully
integrated design firm offering sustainable development, architecture, planning, interior design,
innovative technology and assets management services in Hawaii.

One of Honolulu’s largest architectural firms, Group 70 has grown to 16 principals and a staff of
55, occupying 4 floors at their corporate headquarters, the McCandless Building on Bethel
Street. Group 70 leads in Hawaii’s sustainable movement with 28 LEED Accredited
Professionals on staff.

With 40 years and over 80+ combined architectural, planning and interior design awards, Group
70 is consistently listed as one of Pacific Business News leading architectural firms in the state,
and ranked among Hawaii’s Top 250 Businesses.

Award winning projects include: The Hilton Grand Waikikian, Nanea Clubhouse, The Lodge at
Koele, Manele Bay, Hanauma Bay Marine Education Center, Ward Entertainment Center, City
of Kapolei Master Plan, Halekulani Royal and Vera Wang Suites.

Current projects include: UH CMORE, Hawaii Pacific University Master Plan, St. Regis
Princeville Resort, Kaupuni Village, North Shore Master Plan, Waikoloa Kingsland Clubhouse,
Salvation Army Kroc Center.

The firm’s anniversary kick-off celebration will be a First Friday Open House event.

WHEN: April 1, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 PM

WHERE: Hi‘ialoakuapapa Sustainable Marketplace of the Pacific (HSMP)

McCandless Building, 925 Bethel Street, Ground Floor (Access at the front gated

Public parking is available on Bethel Street at Chinatown Gateway Plaza or

Harbour Court.

FEATURES: Tour the design center featuring over 40 distributors of green products,
technologies and services available locally.

Artwork designed with sustainable products. Artists include: Mary Babcock, Jodi
Endicott, Steve Jensen, Wend Kawabata, Steve Rosenthal, Jeff Roth, Maika’i
Tubbs, George Woollard.

Entertainment by Mango Season – Cool sounds of island soul and jazz, featuring
recording artists Curtis and Annie Kamiya.

Light refreshments will be served.

About Group 70 International, Inc.

Founded in 1971 in Honolulu, Group 70 International, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary firm offering

integrated services for sustainable development in architecture, planning and environmental
services, interior design, and technology services. Group 70 is known for award winning
projects with innovative designs sensitive to the environment, the host culture, and the
surrounding community.

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About Hi‘ialoakuapapa Sustainable Marketplace of the Pacific (HSMP)

HMSP is the first sustainable design exhibit open to the public in downtown Honolulu. Group 70
International created this showroom to share the vision of sustainable stewardship. The name,
Hi‘ialoakuapapa, represents this mission - to exude a nurturing essence, as a mother to child,
fostering a tranquil and balanced union between man and environment.

The showroom features over 40 local distributors of sustainable products and state-or-the-art
technologies. The goal is to represent an integrated approach to sustainable practices,
products, technologies and services available in Hawai‘i. It also celebrates the synergy
between culture and the arts with science and technology through the dedication of space for
Maoli and local Hawai‘i artisans.

Open to Public: Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm or by appointment.

To arrange an appointment for group tours or inquire on available display opportunities, contact
Dricka Brown at 808.523.5866 ext. 194.

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