About Us

Honolulu-based WhiteSpace Architects is dedicated to innovative, environmentally conscious design that embraces the way that its clients live, work, learn and play. Long before “green building” became a national trend, WhiteSpace Architects was creating designs that work in harmony with the natural environment.

The WhiteSpace ‘ohana is nimble, creative and responsive, but – most importantly – client-centered. The company prides itself on its ability to work intimately and collaboratively with a diverse array of organizations and individuals to produce architecture suited to the style and demands of each project, whether commercial, institutional or residential.

Originally founded as Philip White Architects in 1983, the firm quickly developed a reputation for creating spaces that enhance, inspire and enrich people’s lives. In the intervening decades, WhiteSpace designs have been recognized by a wide array of highly respected local and national organizations including the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Visitor and Convention Bureau, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Hawai‘i and National Kitchen & Bath Association.

In 2016, after 15 years with the firm, Laura Ayers was named principal in recognition of her exemplary leadership and design achievements.