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Our Story

We founded FSC Architects in 2010 with the idea that excellent architecture and design begins with the understanding of space as a living entity. We see our projects as opportunities to enrich the lives of those who will use our designs. With an extensive background in hospitality design and resort master planning, we consider ourselves less as traditional architects and more as designers of an experience, whether that experience is a golf clubhouse, a 100-acre beachfront resort, or a mixed-use urban retail development. In every project that we undertake, we seek to create an environment that will uplift the guests, residents, and workers who will interact with our design on a daily basis.

We pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible as well as innovative as we work with our clients to fulfill their vision. Each one of our custom designs draws not only from the natural environment in which it is based, but also the local culture, all while also blending in the distinct artistry of modern architecture.

Our team of architects comes from a variety of international backgrounds, and together we offer more than eight decades of combined architectural experience. We are proud to have completed multiple award-winning hospitality design projects all over the world, each of which is a testament to our commitment as a firm to create Living Places and unforgettable experiences.


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  • "Confirming their outstanding design and professional attitude that significantly contributed to the success of our three hotel projects…we highly recommend these design leaders to assist you with leading your project…knowledge of the hospitality industry and hotel and resort design experience was of significant help."

    Jin Xu

    General Manager, Shenzhen CASIC Group

  • "FSC demonstrated the ability to work independently with great creativity and enthusiasm. I always appreciated FSC talent; their ability to stay focused and meet deadlines. I am very pleased with FSC’s performance."

    James Ravi

    President, G Charlton Hotels & Resorts

  • "Jim possesses that rare combination of design and technical expertise. He practices his profession with the highest integrity and honesty and demonstrates strong leadership skills that became paramount for delivering Hilton Sanya’s high quality design on schedule."

    Zheng Ji Ruan

    Director of Chief Engineering China Jin Mao Group Co., Ltd.

  • "Jim was instrumental in setting the concept direction and leading both the design team and all the client/consultant coordination meetings. We found Jim pleasant to work with, possesses strong design and leadership skills, and his knowledge of hotels contributed to the overall success."

    Zhongsheng Tong

    General Manager, Qiandao Lake Binjiang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • "Your hard work, dedication, and ingenuity have help to propel your business forward….benefits Hawai’i in many ways and showcases our talent to the nation."

    State of Hawaii SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year 2013

    Colleen Hanabusa, United States of America Congress Member

  • "Mr. Freeman led a very committed design team to create two very different but equally outstanding 5-star resorts for us, the results of which are evident in looking at the two resorts today. We also enjoyed the process of working with Mr. Freeman and are happy to recommend him."

    Edward Kuok

    Former Chairman Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, currently with Shangri-la Asia Limited

  • "James set the concept direction and led the design direction throughout the projects. James attended all the meetings and was instrumental in key decisions that contributed to the successful opening of these two projects. His leadership skills and hospitality expertise were most valuable."

    Joachim Schutte

    former Director of Project Development, Shangri-la International Hotel Management Ltd., current GM, Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa

  • "Jim Freeman was lead architect…as lead designer…won international design competition…leading project design process and communication, and also paid site visits during design and construction process."

    Chen Baowei

    Former Vice Chairman of Renaissance Sanya Project Current Vice Principal, New Technology Research Institution, State Grid Group

  • "Mr. Freeman was instrumental in ensuring that the project was built as one of the best beach properties in Asia…We definitely will ask Mr. Freeman to work with us again on future projects be it either city or resort hotels."

    Rene Schmitt

    President and CEO, Beijing Tangram Hotels Management Co., Ltd.


Besides numerous independent hotels and resorts, our experience shows with these excellent brands that have been planning to or are already welcoming guests to our designs:


of the Year

Hawaii, USA
Small Business Administration

New Business

Hawaii Business Magazine

Small Business Finalist

Business Leadership Hawaii, Pacific Business News