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									                    One could say that the approach to architectural design

                    by Spencer Architects is almost spiritual. The firm shows

                    a special respect for the land where its projects are built.

                    “We literally 'listen' to the land and strive to place an

                    appropriate building on it—one that meets its needs as

                    much as the client requirements,” says principal Spencer

                    Leineweber. Specializing in residential and historic

                    preservation projects, the Hawaiian practice has been

                    recognized nationally for its work by the American

                    Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic

                    Preservation and counts the National Park Service as one

                    of its clients. While the firm's architectural signature is
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                    as varied as the landscape and as individual as its clients,

                    its 26-year-old reputation is built on working one-on-one

                    with clients, giving them the focused and personal

                    attention a boutique practice is able to deliver. “The

                    foundation of good design begins with attentive listening

                    and close collaboration between architect, owner and

                    contractor,” Leineweber says. “It's what allows us to

                    create buildings that respect the uniquely collective way

                    in which Hawaiians live.”




                                                                                   A native hau tree provides comfortable shade to an oceanside Diamond Head residence, while a double pitched roof is reminiscent of early post-contact Hawaiian structures.   TRANQUIL BEAUTY
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                                                                                                                                                                           LARGE SQUARES OF GREEN-STAINED CONCRETE FLOORING, PLASTERED

                                                                                                                                                                           ELEMENTS TO THIS SECOND FLOOR FAMILY LANAI OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN.
                                                                                                                                                                           LAVA ROCK WALLS AND RESAWN TIMBER CEILING RAFTERS ADD ATTRACTIVE
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                                                                                                          COMFORTABLE OCEAN LANAI.
                                                                                                          HAWAIIAN MOTIFS ARE USED IN THE KAPA DESIGN OF THE DOOR PANELS
                                                                                                          AND THE LAUHALA MAT PATTERN OF THE PLASTER CEILING ON THIS




CURVE APPEAL   A circular cantilevered concrete staircase is dappled in sunlight through a grass shade.
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                                                                        OF THE QUEEN ANNE STYLE TURRET.
                                                                    CURVED GLASS WINDOWS EDGE THE LANAI
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                  KOA, A NATIVE ISLAND WOOD, IS USED THROUGHOUT
                              THE INTERIOR OF THIS HISTORIC HOME.




                                                                                                          This historic bed and breakfast on Reed’s Island, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, has been in the same family since its construction in 1899.   MAJESTIC ALLURE
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