Erwin G. Panag, studied Asian Architecture at Mariano Marcos State University in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. In September of 1991, he moved to Honolulu, settling in the Ewa beach area in 2002.
His lifetime goal is to become one of the great architects of our time. His passion is in design and construction for the building industry. To strive for his goal he returned to school at the University of Hawaii and graduated with a degree in Architectural Drafting Technology. To become a great architect, one needs experience in every facet of the industry, Erwin began as a draftsperson at Niking Corporation at Hickam Air Force Base in Military Housing Development.
Later he gained experience working closely with the Civil Engineers and Architects at BYUH and PCC. Here he was involved in such projects as the Mormon Church on campus, landscaping design for the Mormon Temple, and other similar projects.
Seeking experience in larger scale projects Erwin joined Geolabs, Inc. to assist Geotechnical Engineers for soils reports and design recommendations for footings to prevent land slides and sinking of structures built above or under the ground. Projects here included the renovation of the Wilson Tunnel, the H-1 Freeway widening in Pearl City, and the First Phase of Ewa By Gentry Subdivision in Ewa Beach.
In February of 2003, Erwin received an offer from Engineering Solutions, Inc. in Pearl City as a Drafter/
Designer. He worked side by side with Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers and Sanitary Engineers. Most of these projects were for City Parks and Intermediate School improvements.
With his interests leaning towards the Architectural Field, he applied as an Architectural Designer at Graham Builders, Inc., the leading custom home design-build company in Hawaii, joining their Design Team in September of 2004.
A year later he went to work with a larger, award winning, top ten Architectural Firm Clifford Projects, Inc. The company is specializing in Urban Design, Multi-Family Housing, Commercial and Agricultural projects. His title was Senior Architectural Designer/Manager. His role for the company was to double check all the designs to make sure that everything was within the building code requirements. His position included quality control and management of the Production Team in Honolulu and Manila (Philippines) offices.
February of 2005. He launched, “E. P. Conceptual Design, Inc.”. Erwin is a current member of FALEA (Filipino American League of Engineers and Architects) Visit FALEA at www.falea.org for more information.