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Marshall Design Studio wins historic preservation award

May 30, 2013
Maui Weekly

Marshall Design Studio LLC, an architecture company in Wailuku, will be honored at the Historic Hawai'i Foundation's 39th Annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony on Friday, May 31, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu for its rehabilitation of a 1940's Wailuku plantation home. This prestigious award recognizes the Maui-based interior design and architecture firm for it's exemplary achievement in the field of historic preservation.

Marshall Design Studio LLC is a partnership of Gary and Jane Marshall, a husband and wife team with over 70 years of combined experience.

Their winning project is located in Old Sand Hills, a high-density, middle-class neighborhood built during the 1930s and '40s. It was the longtime family home of Masa and Florence Shimoda, who operated the Hali'imaile General Store before it became a restaurant.

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Marshall Design Studio LLC in Wailuku will receive an award from the Historic Hawai’i Foundation for its rehabilitation of this 1940’s Wailuku plantation home.

"In my experience as a designer, this project was one of the most personally rewarding," said Jane. "We are thrilled that the Historic Hawai'i Foundation recognized the design challenge of creating a comfortable home with contemporary conveniences while remaining true to the architecturally significant neighborhood of Wailuku. We hope this project helps to inspire renewed interest in revitalizing the existing architecture of our unique small neighborhoods."

Marshall Design Studio worked in conjunction with David Powell, a finish carpenter to complete this project.

Historic Hawai'i Foundation's preservation awards are the state's highest recognition of projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret Hawai'i's architectural and cultural heritage.

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