The architect and construction crew for HWDC.



Nalu Akinaka and his company, Akinaka Construction, remodeled HWDC to create a 5,000ʻ space including two large exhibit halls, 2 discovery rooms, one classroom, a video immersion room, a gift store, and family bathroom.

“At Akinaka Construction, we’ve been helping the island of Maui bring their visions to life for over 25 years. As a family-owned business, we take the extra time to really understand what you’re looking for, creating a personalized design that truly fits your style. We love helping our community with all of their construction needs and getting to share our passions with you.”

– Nalu Akinaka

Website for Akinaka Construction Inc.


Local Maui architect Robert Hartman designed the space for the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center at Whalers Village.