Jonathan Sim promoted to Associate

Mar 13, 2017

From the Desk of Kurt Mitchell

Please join me and the team at RIM Architects Hawaii in celebrating the promotion of Jonathan Sim, AIA NCARB, to Associate. Over the last four years, Jonathan has contributed significantly to the RIM Hawaii office, providing guidance and leadership to the design staff, as well as setting an excellent example of customer service to our clients. After 10 years of design experience in Washington D.C. and Hong Kong with several global architecture firms, Jonathan returned home in 2012 to Hawaii and joined RIM Architects.


Jonathan has taken on key leadership roles in the professional community through involvement with the American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter and NAIOP Hawaii Chapter. Currently, he has an active role with the AIA Mentorship Program, pairing Associate AIA members with seasoned AIA members like Jon. He is also a major part of the AIA ‘Movie Night’ Events--featuring relevant/current documentaries followed by open discussion from an industry panel, such as the recent screening of “Rail System: Urban Built Environment”. In NAIOP Hawaii Chapter, Jon has been on the ‘Developing Leaders Group’ for the past two years.


As a design leader and manager on the recently completed Queen's Medical Center West Oahu renovation, Jon is excited to share in RIM’s prestigious NAIOP 2016 Kukulu Hale Award for the ‘Non-Profit’ Category. He is currently working as the Project Designer/Architect on a renovation project for Queen’s Medical Center’s Cardiology Group, a visitor information station for the City of Hilo, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Pacific Buddhist Academy, and the Kapolei Lofts retail. Outside of the office, Jon is also involved in the AE Basketball League and spends quality time with his wife, [wife’s first name] and their French Bulldog, Gus.


Jonathan is a licensed architect in the states of Hawaii and New York. He also holds an EIT (Engineer-in-Training) Certificate in the state of California. Jon received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Congratulations, Jonathan!