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John is a fourth generation architect, artist, and musician and has been  a Kailua Kona resident

since 1990.

Community Service:

March 2011,  Kailua Village Design Commission for three year term

January 2013, Elected Chairman of the Kailua Village Design Commission

Last ten years, Choir Director, Ecumenical Church of Light

February 2015, Workshop for AIA associates, on Construction Docuemtns and Services

May 2015, Presentation at Hawaii Brain Injury Support Group on making a home accessible

1995 –Present

Inner Perceptions, Inc., Kailua Kona, HI, Pittsburgh, PA,

Staff teacher, presenting annual international workshops for teachers, therapists, and business persons from Germany, Sweden, and America, on communication and listening skills, learning from nature, healing with plants.


            State of Hawaii Contractors License, # CT 21486, status inactive

            State of Hawaii Architectural License, # AR-14938, received May, 2012


             A.I.A., American Institute of Architects

             NFPA , National Fire Protection Association

Educational Background:

2009 – Present, Various A.I.A. sponsored classes on Sustainable Materials, Building Code compliance, ADA      requirements. Studied for and passed Architectural License Exams.

2009 -  1 week solar photovoltaic installation workshop with Applied Professional Training in San Diego, CA

             2007 NCARB IDP documentation completed


1990 -1995 Inner Perceptions, Kailua Kona, HI Attended yearly 4 week seminars on time
management and communications skills.

1976 Naguib School of Sculpture, Beverly Shores, IN Studied classical sculpture in clay, bronze casting, and plaster mold making and Egyptian bas-relief.

1974 -1976 University of Chicago, Sculpture Major

1974 Graduated from Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale IL. Architectural and Mechanical Drafting courses completed.

Work Experience:

            6/1/2012 to present

Hetherington Architecture, LLC

Formation of single member LLC, sole practioner Architectural practice.

Current and Recent Clients and Projects:

Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Sheraton Keauhou renovation projects, in process.

Andrew and Leslie Woods, new residence, 1867 sq.ft. living space, 1689 sq.ft. accessory space, permit issued.

Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Queens Market Place, new restaurant, 3000 sq.ft.  in vanilla shell space, project completed.

Katie and Randy Pleasance, residential remodel 4500 sq.ft. residential remodel, project completed.

Darrell Lehmann, new residence 3249 sq.ft. living area, 1959 sq.ft. accessory area, permit issued.

A&B LLC – Mcbryde Sugar Co., Lanihau Center, renovation projects and consulting.

Kona Bali Kai, swimming pool renovation project, in design phase

Paul Hayward, residential remodel, permit being processed.

West Family Trst, Residential remodel, in design phase


Walter Fullerton, Architect, Kailua Kona           

Project Manager, Walter Fullerton, Architect

Responsible for life safety remedial plan for 8000 sq.ft. restaurant/bar, including fire sprinkler plan. Residential projects new and remodel, Wind turbine feasibility study, Zoning violation remedial plan for shopping center, 6000 sq.ft. commercial storage building, Office management, Residential Remodel Plans,

Project Revision drawings for 348 unit condo project.  Ten new residential projects approx. 2400 sq.ft. ea., One new residential approx. 3700 sq.ft.  As-built and remedial drawings for two residential previously unpermitted additions, 4 Residential addition projects.

1/2006- 10/2008

            Hawaii Design Group, Kailua Kona,HI

Residential and Commercial design, drafting, project coordination, OAC meetings, supervising bids, coordinating engineering, site analysis, office management, Multiple residential projects from 2000 sq.ft. to 5000 sq.ft. , 10,000 commercial remodel, 21,442 sq.ft. office/ retail complex. 18,000 sq.ft. live/work condominium. Parking studies, feasibility studies and site analysis, code search, draftsman training.  SMA, PUD, submittals, presentations to the Kailua Village Design Commission. Sustainable Energy research and implementation.


            Atlantis Construction, Kailua Kona, HI

Owner,Hawaii Licensed Contractor

Atlantis Construction, C21486, C5,C6

Framing and finish contractor. New framing, Structural Remodeling. Kitchen design and cabinet installation. Custom casework. Light commercial tenant improvements. Project drafting and design.

3/1993 – 9/1994

D.W. Building Consultants, Kailua Kona, HI

Project Manger

Responsible for on-site management of 3000 sq.ft. private residence. Including, running framing crew and subcontractor scheduling and coordination.  Responsible for, renovation of existing home severely damaged by water and wet rot. Including, jacking up of second floor while first floor walls and beams were replaced.

1/1992 – 3/1993

Campbell Building and Construction, Kailua Kona, HI

Project Manager

Supervised construction of 6800 sq.ft private residence in Kailua Kona, HI. From grading to interior finish and landscaping. Hiring and supervising sub-contractors. Safety and quality control. Cost control and expense tracking, balance to finish reports.

9/1990 – 1/1992

Construction West, Kailua Kona, HI

Project Manager

Project Manager for licensed General Contractor.  Daily work assignments, quality control, balance to finish reports, bidding, and contract negotiations. Ran finish crews on 70 unit condominium complex in Keauhou, HI. Responsible for coordinating with primary General Contractor and other sub-contractors.

1/1988 – 9/1990

The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Chief Exhibits Designer, Building Manager

In-house exhibits design and supervision of in-house design/ fabrication team and subcontracted designers. Responsible for projects from concept to installation and staff training in multiple locations and Building Manager for museum supervising safety and maintenance. Produced exhibits on International Puppetry, Pittsburgh history, motor skills awareness, and others. Designed and produced exhibits sponsored by Westinghouse, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Pittsburgh Financial Corp., Consolidated Natural Gas and others.

6/1985 – 12/1987

Sainte Angelica, Dorseyville, PA

Sculptor and Designer

Self-employed, Designed and built musical sculptures from hand hammered bells to installation pieces using recycled materials. Bronze, Silver and Gold casting and plating. Metalsmithing.

5/1982 – 4/1985

The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh PA

Exhibits Designer

Produced exhibits from concept and design to production, installation and staff training

Concept research, exhibit design, materials research, responsible for subcontracting metals fabrication, electronics, and graphics, casework and specialty fabric work. Responsible for safety, testing, staff training. Produced interactive exhibits on: Vocal Communication, Human Anatomy, ADA handicapped awareness, The Art of Architecture, Math and Symbols, and others. Designed 24x24 foot free span, demountable space frame for fabric maze in Symbols exhibit.


The Creative Recycling Center, Pittsburgh PA


Various workshops with teachers, encouraging the use of recycled materials in the classroom.

Won award for design of musical instruments from recycled materials.

1/1980 – 5/1982

The Imaginarium Inc., Pittsburgh PA

Musical Coordinator

Designed workshops and performances with and for teachers, children, and administrators. The focus of the program was integrating the arts, dance, music and the visual arts, into school curriculums as a tool for education. Worked throughout the Western Pennsylvania area in both public and private schools.  Held workshops for teachers in Alberta Canada and Puerto Rico,  and Washington D.C.. Designed "Sound Room" for the Pittsburgh School for the Blind. Workshops for both special education populations and “gifted” students. Based at the Pittsburgh Museum of Art

1/1978 – 12/1980

Hetherington Architects, John M. Hetherington, Murray D. Hetherington, Chicago IL


Drafting and design on new residential, residential remodel and light commercial projects under supervision of my father and Grandfather. Specifications. Working with owners to finalize floor plans and choose materials. Assisting with project cost estimates, code searches.


 RESUME AS OF 03-13-16

         John L. Hetherington

         73-4520 Aniani St.

          Kailua Kona, HI 96740

          808-938-3498 cell

          808-731-5053 fax