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James Freeman

James G. Freeman, AIA

Principal
+1.808.382.5965
freeman@fscarchitects.com

Jim’s philosophy when it comes to architecture and design is that the whole should always be greater than the sum of its parts. He sees this idea as essential to his success as a designer and cornerstone for every project that he undertakes. He approaches architecture with an open mind and an artistic curiosity that has allowed him the freedom to adapt and to innovate as he creates. He hopes that this approach helps him to be not only a better architect, but also a more responsible citizen of the world. He is a founding member of FSC Architects and has completed projects across sixteen countries, including having a strong presence throughout Asia-Pacific where his projects have earned him multiple prestigious awards.

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Benjamin C. Candari, AIA

Principal
+1.808.589.8008
candari@fscarchitects.com

Benjamin sees architecture as a balance between science and art. With a strong background in fine art and a natural inclination toward practical design, he strives to find balance in every project that he undertakes. He has worked and completed projects all over the world, with a strong presence throughout Asia including in China, Tibet, and Taiwan. Through his extensive international experience he has learned to take inspiration from both the local culture and the natural environment, and believes that a well-designed structure should function as an asset to its surroundings, as opposed to simply an addition. As a founding member of FSC Architects, Benjamin sees this idea of balance in design as an essential tenet in creating not only a unique space, but also an extraordinary experience.

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Sandra Vajcs, Dipl.-Ing., MBA

Principal
+1.808.220.0554
svajcs@fscarchitects.com

With a strong background in project management and an immense talent for illustration and design, Sandra is a core member and integral part of the team at FSC Architects. Originally from Germany, she studied architecture in Europe and also holds an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University. Before coming to FSC Architects, Sandra worked one on one with clients in residential design and credits her ability to establish close, trusting relationships as a key to her success. That same warmth is reflected in her work and has allowed her to connect with clients across many cultures and nationalities as she works to help them bring their ideas to life.

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Matthias Winkler, Dipl.-Ing., AIA

Principal
+1.808.651.4551
mwinkler@fscarchitects.com

Matthias credits his passion for design and architecture to his early exploration of the varied cities and landscapes throughout Europe. The impact of space—open or enclosed, man-made or natural—fascinated him, and soon, the admiration he felt for the details and artistry of how spaces are designed transformed into his current dedication to architecture. After completing his degree in his native Germany, Matthias has gone on to work and design all over the world in a wide range of cultures and climates, including the stark deserts of Dubai, the tropical forests of the South Pacific, as well as the vast peaks of the Changbai Mountains in China. As a core member of FSC Architects, he believes that one of the main objectives for a designer is to create an environment where people can feel at home.

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