Lancor Architects

About Lancor Architects, Inc.

Established: 1969

Joseph H. Lancor earned two masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional architect in 18 states. He founded Lancor Architects, Inc in 1965 and has been published repeatedly in the US as well as Germany, Italy, and Japan. His award-winning designs are best known for their unique form and innovative integration of materials and color. The firm has been awarded numerous times for architectural design, interior design, and environmental design.

Smart & High-Class Approach

Lancor Architects, Inc. enjoys a reputation for world-class design quality. From the East Coast, the Caribbean to Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, and China, Lancor Architects has engaged in the successful completion of projects ranging from high-tech labs to historical restorations (18 of which are on the National Registry). The common denominator in such disparate work has been a commitment to quality design, which serves the client's needs, often in delicate physical and social environments where an intelligent, sensitive approach is required.

Our Notable Clients

Joseph Lancor has completed commissions for such eminent personalities as Gene Klein, Sid, and Jenny Craig, Nick, Les Frazee, Frank Gifford, Hobie Alter, Gordon Clark, Dr. F. Solomon, Fred Carrillo, etc. In the majority of these projects, interior design services were supplied by the design team of Joseph and Nancy Lancor.

Committed to Professionalism

Just as the firm produces a wide range of designs, so does this group offer a wide range of professional services to the client. From value engineering to public presentations to innovative solutions and construction management, a full array of capabilities is available, making Lancor Architects a valuable resource throughout your project, whether it be a luxury residence or a high-tech research center.


  • National Council of Architect Registration Boards NCARB Accreditation – Gold Folio

  • American Institute of Architects

  • United States Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance for Defense Contractor Design and Construction


  • Honolulu County Development Authority winner of International design competition for Kewalo Pointe

  • California Coastal Commission Design Awards
    First place each of three held in 1979,1980,1981

  • Hawaii Governor's Award
    Council of Culture and Arts, 1989 for the John Dominis Restaurant

  • American Society of Landscape Architects Award to Architects integrating landscape design and architecture
    First Place on three occasions – Commercial category

  • City of Philadelphia Art Commission Commercial Architecture
    First prize 1986

  • City of San Francisco Art Commission Commercial Architecture
    First prize 1983

  • City of Buena Ventura, Special commendation for landscape design on a commercial project

  • City of Del Mar, Special commendation by City Council for Landscape design on a commercial project

  • City of Alexandria, Virginia, Special Commendation by City Council Design Award for Adaptive Reuse
    – The Torpedo Factory

Key Personnel

Dallas Office

Joseph H. Lancor
Masters of Architecture MIT – 1967, Architect licensed in 18 states.
Position: President

Nancy Peterson
University of Redlands
Senior Designer
Specialties: Interior design, space planning

Honolulu Office w/ USCad

Yoshi Honda - University of Hawaii
Daven Hamamoto - Project Architect/Project Manager