Raised in Puna on the Island of Hawai‘i, Mr. Seastrom pursued his passion in design at the University of California, Berkeley architecture program with a minor in city and regional planning. After gaining experience in educational facilities design, owner representation, and due diligence building assessment projects on the mainland, he returned home to Hawai‘i in 2012 to help improve the quality of life in his home state through planning and architectural design. He has over 13 years of combined architecture and planning experience and has completed projects ranging from exterior building wall assembly detailing to permit drawing sets through campus master plan design. His project work at PBR HAWAII includes environmental assessments such as the Mayor Wright Homes Redevelopment environmental impact statement (EIS), the Hā‘ena State Park Master Plan EIS, master planning work in Kea‘au for the Lili‘uokalani Trust, and the State Department of Transportation’s Honolulu Harbor 2050 Master Plan, which includes resiliency and disaster preparation components.
Prior to joining PBR HAWAII, Mr. Seastrom worked on both architecture and planning projects at Group 70 International. Through his five years there, he worked on a variety of projects including the Department of Emergency Management’s O‘ahu Coastal Evacuation Plan, master planning projects on the leeward side of Hawai‘i Island for the La‘i‘Ōpua 2020 Community Center and the Lili‘uokalani Trust, and the Hawai‘i State Public Library’s Puna Regional Library project. The Puna Regional Library project included programming and space planning components, and site selection analysis which evaluated region specific issues including lava flow hazards.