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Aaron Akau, PLA, ASLA, CLARB

Vice President/Director of Landscape Architecture

B.Arch, Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Landscape Architect, Hawaii
CLARB Certification


American Society of Landscape Architects

Mr. Akau is a vice president and director of landscape architecture for Belt Collins Hawaii.  His primary responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of the landscape department, including oversight of the landscape staff and all of the departments' projects.  Mr. Akau's area of expertise include hotel/resort master planning and design, commercial mixed use design, landscape master planning and design.  He has taken the lead or has collaborated on the design for most the departments' domestic and international projects.

Key Projects: 
  • Taihe Springs Resort, China
  • Hualalai Resort, Island of Hawaii
  • Ok Hill Resort, Taiwan
  • Penghu Resort, Taiwan
  • Shangri La's Fijian Resort, Fiji
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii
  • Bay Club II, Hilton Grand Vacations, Island of Hawaii
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hilton Grand Vacations, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Moana Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Shandong Mixed Use Project, China
  • Pacific Palms Estate, Fiji
  • Lalea at Hawaii Kai Phase 1 and 2, Oahu
  • Manele Site A Multi-Family, Lanai
  • The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, Maui
  • Hualalai B/C Subdivision and Ka‘ulu Townhomes, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Wai‘ulu Villas, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Estate Villas at Hainoa, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Parcel 1A Subdivision, Island of Hawaii
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Na Hale at Pauoa Beach, Island of Hawaii
  • 49 Black Sand Beach Subdivision, Island of Hawaii
  • Zhouting Plaza, China
  • 2100 Kalakaua Project, Oahu, Hawaii
  • HPM Building Site at Makalapua Business Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
  • Zhenghe Memorial Park, China
  • Maluan Bay Wetland Demonstration Area, China
  • San Vitores Boulevard Beautification Project, Phase I, Tumon Bay, Guam
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel Beachfront Restaurant and Canoe Halau, Kaanapali, Maui