Our design process is interactive, engaging, and explorative. For each project, we implement the following:


During Pre-design, we carefully study the unique context of each project to determine which energy strategies are attainable, taking into account the climate and micro-climate, site orientation, natural resources and materials, and cost considerations and payback scenarios. Energy modeling software simulates and tests the variables, leading to design solutions and system strategies that are tailored to the project.


The study of vernacular architecture, designed well before the advent of modern mechanical systems, provides enduring lessons of building orientation, shading, natural ventilation and rain water collection. These basic principles often provide a starting point for passive design, which is then refined with the latest scientific approaches to the thermal envelope, passive ventilation, daylight harvesting and water collection.


Wayne Goo


As a founding partner of WORKSHOP-HI, Wayne’s wide range of experience is comprised of a diverse number of large scale projects in hospitality, healthcare, residential, and institutional developments, both foreign and domestic.

Most recently, Wayne led as project manager for the Ward Village Land Block 2 High Rise Luxury Condominium (targeting LEED Gold Certification), as well as the AIA Award of Merit winning master plan renovation of the Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotels. Wayne has also served as project manager internationally on such projects as the Park Hyatt Dongqian Lake development in Ningbo, China.

Wayne is an asset to the WORKSHOP-HI leadership team with his unique ability to bridge our vital collaborative design process with high performance technologies, code logistics, and the team management aspects of WORKSHOP-HI’s multi-disciplinary think tank.

Professional/Community Affilations

Director, 2012-2013 AIA Honolulu, Board of Directors

Jason Selley


Considered to be one of Hawaii’s most innovative and sustainably driven designers, Jason Selley is co-founder of WORKSHOP-HI and currently serving as president of the U.S. Green Building Council Hawaii (USGBC) Chapter. Jason is driving design on two of Oahu’s largest projects targeting Living Building Challenge certification, as well as coordinating multiple net zero water/net positive energy master plans.

Jason most recently received a 2013 AIA Design Award for the Eulu Net Zero Energy Portable Classroom project as well as the Barack Obama Presidential Volunteer Service Award for providing and facilitating over 2000 hours towards sustainable community design projects in collaboration with the UH School of Architecture and local non-profit partners.

With 14 years of experience as designer for two of Hawaii’s largest firms, assistant professor at the UH School of Architecture and most recently co-founding WORKSHOP-HI, Jason is focused on developing the unique collaborative think-tank partnerships for research & high-performance design, with the goal of bringing our islands to the forefront of high-design/net positive architecture.

Professional/Community Affiliations

President, US Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter, Board of Directors