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Belt Collins
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Aaron Akau, PLA, ASLA, CLARB

President/CEO/Director of Landscape Architecture

B.Arch, Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Landscape Architect, Hawaii
CLARB Certification


American Society of Landscape Architects

Aaron Akau has taken over as president and CEO of Belt Collins Hawaii and is working to refine the vision of the Honolulu-based planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm as a collaborative design company with a new website and new domain name.

Akau, who started with the firm as a landscape designer in 1997 and was most recently vice president and director of landscape architecture, succeeds Mike Terry, who had been head of Belt Collins Hawaii from 2005 until the end of 2018 and has taken on an advisory role with the firm.

Key Projects: 
  • Taihe Springs Resort, China
  • Hualalai Resort, Island of Hawaii
  • Ok Hill Resort, Taiwan
  • Penghu Resort, Taiwan
  • Shangri La's Fijian Resort, Fiji
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii
  • Bay Club II, Hilton Grand Vacations, Island of Hawaii
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hilton Grand Vacations, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Moana Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Shandong Mixed Use Project, China
  • Pacific Palms Estate, Fiji
  • Lalea at Hawaii Kai Phase 1 and 2, Oahu
  • Manele Site A Multi-Family, Lanai
  • The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, Maui
  • Hualalai B/C Subdivision and Ka‘ulu Townhomes, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Wai‘ulu Villas, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Estate Villas at Hainoa, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, Parcel 1A Subdivision, Island of Hawaii
  • Mauna Lani Resort, Na Hale at Pauoa Beach, Island of Hawaii
  • 49 Black Sand Beach Subdivision, Island of Hawaii
  • Zhouting Plaza, China
  • 2100 Kalakaua Project, Oahu, Hawaii
  • HPM Building Site at Makalapua Business Center, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
  • Zhenghe Memorial Park, China
  • Maluan Bay Wetland Demonstration Area, China
  • San Vitores Boulevard Beautification Project, Phase I, Tumon Bay, Guam
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel Beachfront Restaurant and Canoe Halau, Kaanapali, Maui