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Craig is the Founder and Creative Director of ZOO design group.  As a design leader with over twenty-five years of global experience and expertise in hospitality design, he has led a number of major hotel, resort, commercial, residential, retail, mixed-use, and master planning projects throughout USA and Asia.  


The inspiration for ZOO design group is to provide clients with unique-personalized design services and a highly qualified global design team without physical limitations of traditional offices; a design group focused to conceptualize and develop each client’s vision with collective experience of global cultures and values.


Takahata is a Principal Counsel of G70 and a former Managing Director of WATG Honolulu.  He is also a member of the U.S.-Japan Council

Craig Takahata

Founder + Creative Director

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