Carol Torigoe


President and Chief Executive Officer


Carol Torigoe joined KYA Design Group in 1984 with years of experience in architecture and interior architecture in Hawai‘i and on the mainland. She has worked in many facets of the design process, including project management, standards development, integrated design, programming, quality management, and design implementation. She is the principal-in-charge of design, marketing and team management.

Ms. Torigoe works closely with our clients in developing effective project teams while equipping personnel to maximize their personal development.

Her genuine nature allows her the ability to effectively listen to people and assess design opportunities. She has the experience, judgment, originality, and resourcefulness required to successfully lead complex projects and relate to our clients’ needs. These same qualities allow Ms. Torigoe to be a brilliant leader for the KYA team.

Ms. Torigoe’s dedication to developing the KYA Design Group has resulted in a firm whose cultural foundation is strongly based on integrity, ethics, and teamwork.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Hawaii Mānoa

Registered Architect in Hawai‘i, AR-6242

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

American Institute of Architects Member


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