Lalaine Tanaka, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP

“Design helps build a better life. Design creates order, creates attractive environments, and creates simplicity. ”

Ms. Tanaka is a highachieving Architect and creative designer with more than 25 years of comprehensive hospitality, retail, mixed-use, and planning experience. As a designer, she leads the vision and direction of design efforts, mentors staff, and maintains client relationships. Lalaine successfully coordinates multidisciplinary teams to create buildings that enhance and reinforce the quality of the community and the environment as well as balances creativity and programmatic development objectives with market-focused economics. She is results-oriented and a decisive leader who excels in dynamic, fun, and collaborative environments.

Lalaine in three words:

Creative. Collaborative. Diligent.



NCARB Certified Architect | Licensed Architect State of California | LEED AP


Bachelor of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo | University of California, Los Angeles


Urban Land Institute (ULI) | American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA)

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