President / Chairman
With 42 years of professional experience, Mr. Duncan has been involved with landscape architectural and planning projects that range in degrees of complexity, scale, and scope: from Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects, educational facility site planning, and commercial developments, to park, golf course, industrial, institutional, urban, and residential landscape design. As President of PBR HAWAII, Mr. Duncan oversees the management of this 40-person design and planning firm. He has extensive experience with large-scale master planning projects across the State, such as the Ko Olina Resort Master Plan, the City of Kapolei Landscape Master Plan, Kūki‘o Resort Master Plan on Hawai‘i, and the Kukui‘ula Resort Master Plan on Kaua‘i.
Mr. Duncan has worked with numerous architects, private sector clients, and State and County agencies throughout his career and is directly involved with projects from initiating design concepts through reviewing construction documentation, assuring successful implementation as well as client satisfaction. He worked closely with the County of Kaua‘i on the Puna Moku Coastal Trail Heritage Signage for the multi-use path, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, which received the 2014 Historic Preservation Award in Preservation Media from the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.
An expert in planting design, particularly with using native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants, Mr. Duncan strives to achieve environmentally sound and culturally sensitive design solutions. He has over 100 completed landscape projects, including Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, The Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko Olina, Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center Phase 1, the University of Hawa‘i West Oʻahu Campus, the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus, the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Campus, and various schools on the Punahou School campus: the Case Middle School, the Omidyar Kindergarten to First Grade Neighborhood, the Kosasa Neighborhood Grades 2-3 Community and Grades 4-5 Community. The LEED Platinum certified Omidyar Kindergarten to First Grade Neighborhood received the 2012 Professional Award of Merit in General Design, while the Kosasa Neighborhood Grades 4-5 Community at Punahou School received the 2018 Professional Award of Excellence in General Design from the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.