About Palms Hawaii

Palmer Hafdahl Palmer Hafdahl

As a principal and founder of Palms Hawaii Architecture Palmer cares for the environments that nurture our shared gift of life. He loves the hope in freedom of commonwealth and enjoys the personal liberty that living two miles from work provides. He is happy to say our office is on the same block and a walk to the Bank, Post Office and County Building. Dedicated to the team and projects we share, Palmer is always looking forward to improving our professional service.

Palmer was raised and learned to work in the construction trades. Upon graduating from California Polytechnic he designed and built on the Central Coast of California with his long time mentor. He purchased one of the first Windsurfing franchise and help developed the sport that brought him to Hawaii in 1976. That passion for windsurfing and architecture made Hawaii the perfect home. Moving in professional development from Oahu to Lanai and finally on Kauai, where standing in the eye of Hurricane Iniki focused his commitment to the community.

In the aftermath of Iniki, Palmer joined the FEMA Office of Emergency Permitting to advance reconstruction of a devastated Kauai. Kauai has been home since 1992.

Licensed Architect: State(s) of Hawaii, Colorado and California
Bachelor’s Degree (1973) and Post Graduate (1986) in Architecture from California. Polytechnic State University

Andrea Lincoln Andrea Lincoln
Assoc. AIA
Architectural Designer

Born and educated in Europe, Andrea brings 25 years’ experience in residential, multi residential, commercial and hospitality projects. She is dedicated to creating designs that fit the space and the lifestyle of those who live there or hospitality and commercial space of those who visit. Her intuitive understanding of space, architecture and style translates to every project she designs.

Prior joining Palms Hawaii Architecture in 2008, Andrea owned her own design firm as well as worked under leadership of other architectural companies such as Kaufmann Meeks and Kollin Altomare Architects. Andrea holds Master Diploma of Technical studies and Architecture from Slovak University which provides equivalency to Bachelor’s in Architecture in the United States.

Master’s degree in Architecture – Slovak University

Jonathan Lucas Jonathan Lucas
Assoc. AIA

Jon’s passion for art and life lead him to Kauai in 2001. He has over 15 years of architectural experience and prior to joining Palm’s Hawaii Architecture in 2013 Jon was sole proprietor of Lucas Design Services LLC. He is also a Lecturer at Kauai Community College in the Trade Technology division and Construction Academy. He is currently pursuing the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) liscensure in Hawaii. He is also an active surfer that advocates for a food and energy independent state.

Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Architecture – Savannah College of Art & Design
Minor in Electronic Design– Savannah College of Art & Design
Master’s Degree of Architecture – Savannah College of Art & Design

Andrew Lynch Andrew Lynch

Andrew joined Palms Hawaii in 2017 with 17 years of professional architecture experience in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. His specialty is in commercial, hospitality, and custom homes. Andrew is passionate about residential architecture, alternative energy, and contemporary design. He is also an amateur singer-songwriter and loves to travel.

Licensed in the State of Hawaii since 2012
Bachelor's of Science 2000 & Bachelor's of Architecture 2001 from Kent State University

Raisa Carlos Raisa Carlos
Junior Designer

Grown and cultured in Kauai, Raisa’s interests and passion naturally grew sensitive to the environmental and cultural wellbeing of not just her home island and its people, but the world we live in.

A 2016 UH Manoa graduate, she’s driven to continuously acquire knowledge and experience to be better equipped in making design decisions in Architecture. Beyond being interested in all aspects of her field, she aims to one day concentrate in environmental, residential, and interior designs. She intends to obtain a Master’s Degree in Architecture, and is determined to make Kauai a more self-sustaining island.

She loves antiquing, travelling, talking stories with her dad, bragging about Hawaii, and is predisposed to want to know about everything.

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (2016) – University of Hawaii at Manoa

Desiree Kittredge Desiree Kittredge
Office Administrator
and Notary Public

Desiree has been with Palms Hawaii Architecture since July 2009 and has over 13 years of experience in office administration, accounting, payroll and business management .. She oversees all the office administration/management of Palms Hawaii Architecture as well as the Energy Code Checks for all applicable projects.

She is happily married and mother to three beautiful children. She is currently working on finishing the requirements of obtaining her accounting degree and plans to continue on to becoming a CPA.

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Smart Electric

PHev has been a supporting member of the Palms Hawaii Architecture team since August of 2014. She serves to cheer our company travels and complement our environmental responsibilities. Palms Hawaii Architecture recognizes the advantage of clean electric vehicles in a "smarter" built environment.

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