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  • L-R: Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) faculty member Ricardo Archilla; Bowers + Kubota vice president and principal Dexter Kubota; Dean Brennon Morioka, Bowers + Kubota president Brian Bowers; and CEE faculty member Roger Chen

Architectural/engineering and construction management firm Bowers + Kubota Consulting donated $75,000 to support the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering Asphalt and Pavements (A & P) Lab Fund. In recognition of this gift, classroom 244 at the College will be named after Bowers + Kubota. 

College of Engineering Dean Brennon Morioka said, "Asphalt and pavements are key components in our infrastructure. Our students ask the questions, and find solutions to issues like how we evaluate the condition and extend the life of roadways and pavements so that we can keep roads in better condition over longer periods of time at a reduced cost." Morioka continued, "We are so grateful to Bowers + Kubota for their generosity and longstanding support of the college. Through partnerships like this, we can enhance our students’ educational experience as they become the highly skilled engineers our state needs to maintain and improve Hawaiʻi’s critical infrastructure."

Since Bowers + Kubota’s establishment in 1980, they have completed numerous projects of varying scale and complexity throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Rim. They have received a multitude of honors and awards for their work including being selected in 2019 as the #1 engineering firm to work for in the United States. The firm is also a 12-time winner of Hawaiʻi’s Best Places to Work.

Bowers + Kubota Vice President and Principal Dexter Kubota said, "Bowers + Kubota is proud to partner with the UH Foundation to support the Asphalt and Materials Lab Fund." Kubota continued, "As part of the engineering and local community for 40 years, Bowers + Kubota is inspired by this opportunity to Pay Forward to the future engineers and leaders that will not only shape but enrich our islands for generations. As Hawaiʻi faces challenges like climate change, technology and aging infrastructure, Bowers + Kubota sees great potential in our ongoing partnership with UH to produce the best engineering problem solvers and thought leaders who are up to the task."

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Bowers + Kubota Consulting was founded in 1980 and provides project management, planning, architectural and engineering design, and construction management services throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim. The firm has offices on all major islands, including O‘ahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi, Kaua‘i, and Molokai. Bowers + Kubota Consulting is a winner of the Hawaiʻi State 'Oihana Maika'i, which is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Visit

The College of Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is dedicated to world-class education and research. We produce the entrepreneurial and innovative human and intellectual capital required to be competitive in an increasingly technological and global society. Through our graduates and our research, we provide people and discoveries to transform lives and to support vibrant, knowledge-based economies. We are inspired by the principles of sustainability and resilience, flavored by our unique island environment.

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. The mission of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is to unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawai‘i and our future generations.