Meet the Team

State of Hawaii | Department of Accounting & General Services – Public Works Division

The Public Works Division plans, coordinates, organizes, directs and controls a statewide program of engineering, architectural, and construction services for the State, including land acquisition, planning, designing, inspecting and managing construction projects, facilitating quality control, contracting, construction management, and equipping facilities and other improvements for State agencies. The Division, through its Leasing Branch, locates, negotiates and leases office space in non-state buildings for user agencies.

DAGS – Public Works Division is represented by Project Leader: Chris Kinimaka, Public Works Administrator.

Stadium Authority

The Stadium Authority consists of nine members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Serving as ex officio non-voting members are the President of the University of Hawaii and the Superintendent of Education.

The Authority is represented by it’s board through Ross Yamasaki, Chairman and Scott Chan, Stadium Manager.

Crawford Architects (Crawford LLC)

Crawford was appointed by the State in October 2018 to undertake the Master Planning and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) work as part of a broader Public-Private Partnership (P3) development plan.

With offices in the U.S. and Australia, Crawford has designed a number of high quality sports and entertainment venues, including those under a P3 structure.

They are leading a multi-disciplinary team of consultants including:

  • WT Partnership – P3 Transaction Advisors / Project Delivery & Cost Estimating
  • Architects Hawaii Limited – Local Architects
  • Wilson Okamoto – EIS Preparation/Traffic & Site Infrastructure Studies
  • Honua Consulting – Community Outreach & Cultural Surveys
  • Aecos Inc – Botanical/Fauna Survey
  • Y. Ebisu & Associates – Noise Assessment
  • Cultural Surveys Hawaii – Archaeology Survey
  • Control Point – Surveying
  • Geolabs, Inc – Geotechnical Survey
  • Victus – Market Analysis 
  • CommPac – Public Relations & Community Outreach

Project Lead: Stacey Jones, Owner & Principal

WT Partnership 
(WTP America LLC) 

WT are responsible for the delivery of technical advisory services to assist with project structuring, procurement and negotiation with Developers, as well as long term oversight of the P3 development.  

WT has delivered over $50 billion dollars of Public Private Partnerships (P3) globally, including stadiums, public buildings, higher education and complex infrastructure.

WT established an office in downtown Honolulu in 2019 as part of their commitment to making the NASED project a success along with other strategic projects in the State of Hawaii.

Project Lead: Adam Shaw, Executive Vice-President

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

O’Melveny, is a global law firm with deep experience in Sports Development through it’s Principal Irwin Raij who has been working with the Stadium Authority Board since 2012.

Their role will include development of project documents for the solicitation and long term Design-Build-Finance-Maintain agreement for the Stadium.  They will drive the broader commercial strategy for the NASED enterprise including financing, potential advertising, naming and commercial development rights package.

Project Leader: Irwin Raij, Sports Law Practice Co-Chair

To be Determined