Architect Shay Zak Design for Island Living

Although he is based in the San Francisco Bay area, Architect Shay Zak is one of the prominent architects for luxury homes across the Hawaiian Islands.  From Kukuiula on Kauai to Kohanaiki here on the Big Island, you can find Zak’s exceptional design and craftsmanship that is reminiscent old Hawaii yet refined for today’s modern luxury lifestyle. 

According to Zak Architecture’s website, “Zak received a bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University School of Architecture and a master’s in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Shay also studied Architecture in Florence, Italy and established Zak Architecture in 1996.”

As a General Contractor, what I honestly appreciate about Shay Zak’s architectural style is his pod style designs that achieve a true sense of privacy with seamless transitions between each living space that is in harmony with the surrounding gardens.  A perfect blend of intricate wood craftsmanship blended with stone and grand retractable windows that create a perfect balance for indoor outdoor living. 

If you are currently researching architects, I highly recommend exploring the services that Zak Architects have to offer.  Even though he is known for creating luxurious homes on a grand scale, the Hale Club homes at Kohanaiki are a perfect example of Zak's ability to custom tailor his designs to meet any clients needs.  Zak Architecture is certainly worth exploring.  For more information visit