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“Nalu” - What it means to us.


Originally a Kauai Native, Founder & President Chris Schumm named our practice after the Hawaiian word “Nalu” meaning: Waves or Surf of the ocean.


We are dedicated to the preservation and experience of our oceans and natural surroundings; while advocating truly sustainable, simple and passive influences for our building projects. 

Our office dog-son is also named Nalu!

Our Company


Chris Schumm AIA, founded  Nalu Architecture, inc after over a decade of experience in the architectural and construction industries. With an emphasis in commercial project administration & architectural consulting, coupled with working in a range of commercial markets, Chris chose to develop a diversified practice that serves the needs of our clientele by teaming with other talented professionals who share a mutual desire to provide quality services and outstanding value. Nalu Architecture, Inc. has experience in a wide range of service markets from large project full service architectural consulting to serving as a technical adviser for specialized building waterproofing concerns. The bulk of Nalu Architecture’s clientele consist of home & business owners, real estate developers, real estate investment trust’s, property managers, HOA’s, and general contractors.

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