About Design Associates Kauai

About Design Associates Kaua`i


Though we are small design office, we do a lot. We can help you realize your project right from before the start with pre-purchase consultation,and master-planning of your site. We can take your ideas and dreams from conceptual to stamped construction documents, ready for submittal to the County. We are Designers - not Architects or Engineers, but frequently call upon the services of the local Architectural and Engineering Community and Design Professionals to address specific project needs; Surveyors, Civil-, Septic-, Structural-, Soils- and Architectural- Engineers, as they arise. After County approval of your project, we can also provide post-design services such as construction observation to ensure the product looks like the plans. This can be particularly helpful for clients who live off-island.

Design Associates Staff

Rodney J. Pascua

Aloha, my name is Rodney Pascua.   I was born and raised on Kaua'i and have been lucky enough to have a job I love - Residential Design. Although I grew up on the dry west side, over the years I have lived in many parts of this lovely island and have come to know firsthand the ever changing moods and many micro-climates of Kaua'i.

As a young man, I was privileged to have the opportunity to first apprentice, and later partner with, L. Charles Stevens, a renown artistic architect strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Although I have no formal architectural education, the 18 years I spent being mentored and then working side by side with Charles designing houses is the solid real-world foundation of my design career that now spans three decades. Today, I now have hundreds of satisfied clients of my own and am blessed to be working with a growing team of diverse and talented people.

In my younger days, I loved to compete in triathlons. Today, if I am not in the office or out at a job site, I am often with my wife, Jan, walking the beaches, hiking the many mountains, or exploring jungle trails to photograph wildflowers of Kaua'i. I also enjoy 'going for a walk' solo, out on the links.

Scott Fiorovich,
Landscape Architecture

Scott Fiorovich is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Technical Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture. Scott has over 12 years of experience on Kauai in landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, and planning. His project list is extensive and includes private residences, large subdivision planning and design, commercial and institutional projects, and state park planning.

With a lifelong background in construction, agriculture, outdoor sports, and art, he emphasizes creating enduring landscapes that provide aesthetic interest, activities, and sustenance.