With over 20 years of experience in the fields of architecture and historic preservation, Joy is widely regarded as a trusted and reliable leader in her field. She served as a historical architect on numerous projects throughout her career, specializing in preserving and revitalizing historic buildings. Nine of her projects have received the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s prestigious Historic Preservation Honor Award!
As a principal of MASON, Joy has expanded her leadership capacity to include internal human resources responsibilities, uniting a diverse team of architects, architectural historians and technical staff through her natural display of compassion, support and humor. Through her strong leadership she is finding new and innovative ways to preserve the architectural heritage of Hawaii and create new buildings that respect the client, the environment, and the cultural context.
She is also actively involved in the local community, serving as both a member and board member of several organizations such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA); Historic Hawaii Foundation; Association of Preservation Technology, Hawaii/Pacific Islands Chapter; Diamond Head Citizen’s Advisory Council; and Diamond Head State Monument Foundation.
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