"Media5 Architecture played a large role in the success of Keola La'i. It was my pleasure to work closely with Mike Leineweber and his team throughout the entire project. As a part of this design assist process, Media5 participated in the selection of a general construction contractor, and every aspect of the design was value engineered in an ongoing process to ensure speed and economy of construction. Media5 facilitated an aggressive design and construction schedule that helped A&B capitalize on the then current high market demand for condominiums."
Mr. Rick Stack, Director of Development, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
"From the moment our idea emerged, the people at Media5 have been inspired collaborators. Their ability to take discussion and transform words into visual options propels the planning conversations forward in a way exciting for all concerned. Always responsive, the principals in Media5 understand that architecture isn’t just about drawings and plans. IPA places value in our relationship with Media5 Architecture."
Mr. Dan White, Headmaster, Island Pacific Academy
"Aloha Mel, Mahalo for all your hard work on this project. From me personally to you, it has been a pleasure to work with you, your consultants and staff. I couldn’t be happier with the result."
Mr. Steve Arnett, Housing Administrator, Hawaii County Office of Housing & Community Development
“It has been my pleasure to work with Media5 Architecture over the past 10 years on several Design-Build projects... The Imiloa project was a LEED DB competition. It was Mel Choy’s vision and Media5 Architecture’s innovative design that won us the project... Media5 Architecture will always provide proactive, pragmatic and elegant solutions to any Design-Build team.”
Mr. Benett J. Bolek, Vice President, Taisei Construction Corp.
“We are very pleased and proud of our Hilo Judiciary Complex which has become a significant landmark on the Island of Hawai'i. The consolidation of our court operations in east Hawai'i into this architecturally impressive, client-friendly, and modern courthouse is a testament to the excellent partnership that was formed between the designers Media5 Architecture, the contractor, the Department of Accounting and General Services, and the Judiciary. Hale Kaulike (Hilo Judiciary Complex) is now a centerpiece that helps to define Hilo's important civic center.”
Mr. Walter M. Ozawa, Deputy Administrative Director of the Courts