HI-5 Transfer Stations: Bamboo Shade Structures


Portable bamboo shade structures designed with Leimana Pelton of Eco Terrestrial Concepts and constructed of 4 timber bamboo species harvested and treated on the Big Island.

Pelkey Renovation: Kula, Maui, HI.

Completed 2007 / General Contractor: Pono Builders

Award winning, wheelchair accessible renovation of a master bedroom and master bath. Design features: Locally sawn cypress from fire damaged trees, locally crafted concrete counters, energy conserving compact flourescent lighting.

Kipahulu Guest Temple

Completed 2008

Design and Project Management: Dean Johnston m.arch.

Timber framed guest cottage.

Haiku Residence: Haiku, Maui, HI.

Completed 2002

General Contractor: David Vitarelli / Kawelo Construction

Off grid residence in the style of a Japanese farmhouse.

Sugar Cove Renovation: Spreckelsville, Maui, HI.

This North Shore renovation was inspired by the owner’s love of Asian and Western Arts & Crafts detailing as well as their desire that their Maui retreat reflect the natural beauty of Hawai`i.

This project was 'captained' by John Cassel and won the BIA of Hawai`i 2008 Grand Award for Residential Remodeling over $500,000. view page on BIA website

Slaughter Residence, Haiku, HI. 2005


Residence for a family of five on the north shore of Maui, courtyard scheme, designed to shelter large lanai from prevailing winds and rain.

Goode Residence: Kula, Maui, HI.

Completed 2005

Cottage style residence for a growing family of 5.

Douglas Residence: Hillsdale, N.Y.

Completed 1982

Super insulated, passive solar saltbox.

First home, designed and built by Dean, with mentoring from, Jeff Lewis.

Bland Residence : Haiku, HI

General Contractor: Keele Ohana Construction

Design by Dean Johnston and David Sands AIA

Completion Fall 2010


Various and sundry works in wood

Kutira Temple

Temple Style 'Farm Shed' 196 sq ft.