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About the architects

WCIT & Gensler

The Arrillaga Student Center is being designed by WCIT ARCHITECTURE and GENSLER, award-winning architecture firms from Hawai‘i and the mainland.

WCIT ARCHITECTURE is an award-winning design firm of internationally trained architects and interior designers. Founded in 2000, WCIT ARCHITECTURE has become Hawai‘i’s leading design consultant specializing in hotel and resort, luxury residential, commercial, educational, vacation-ownership, and community-based design and development. Other notable Hawai‘i projects designed by WCIT include the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo College of Hawaiian Language, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, and the Kamehameha Schools Frank E. Midkiff Learning Center. To learn more, visit

GENSLER is an architecture, design, and planning firm. In 2022, Gensler was recognized as the #1 architecture firm in the world by Interior Design magazine and the #1 architecture firm in the U.S. by Architectural Record and Building Design + Construction. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler architects have extensive experience building student centers and school campuses nationwide and internationally. A notable Hawai‘i project designed by Gensler is the University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu Academy for Creative Media Center. Based out of Los Angeles, Gensler has 49 locations around the world and includes more than 5,900 professionals networked globally. To learn more, visit