Our Ethos
We focus on creating environments that contribute to the sense of continuity and authenticity of a particular location.
Ethos Background
Our designs create space for contemplation, community-building and joy.
More than twenty years of architectural work has given us many design challenges and solutions. Well crafted details and a broad knowledge of materials are integral to our project delivery. LEED accreditation and continuing education enable us to implement current sustainable design practices.
We convey the power of storytelling through space to acknowledge and celebrate a diversity of cultures. By synthesizing historical and contemporary design, we create spatial experiences to provoke curiosity and connection.
We are partners as well as advocates during planning and construction. Our goal is to listen to our client’s needs/wishes and translate them into creative and appropriate design solutions. We are committed to hands-on involvement by one or both principals in every project.
About Studio
Hiroshi Profile
Laura Profile
Hiroshi Matsubara & Laura Gardner
GM Studio is a comprehensive architectural and interior design firm serving commercial and residential clients. We provide a range of services from design/pre-lease consultations to full service project delivery.

GM Studio holds LEED accreditation as well as architectural licenses with the Washington and Hawaii State Boards of Licensing. Laura Gardner and Hiroshi Matsubara both hold Master of Architecture degrees from UCLA and have each had more than 30 years of experience in residential and commercial design.