Mary Philpotts McGrath


Founder, Philpotts & Associates



As a premier designer with a national and international reputation, Philpotts McGrath has navigated the firm she founded through both rough and affluent times with a sure and steady vision. Her design aesthetic has always been to give the client a firm connection to their environment.


In her bestselling book Hawaii: A Sense of Place, she shows in detail the progression of island design from its cultural roots to the needs of today's contemporary spaces. Her atelier, "Place," located on the ground floor of the firm's building, is a popular, stylish retail store.


She is not only a distinguished designer, but an accomplished fine artist and printmaker and dedicated community leader.