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

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

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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