Making Christmas Brighter for Families In Need

November 30, 2018

HHF Principal, Wendie McAllaster recently joined Jan Harada, CEO of Helping Hands Hawaii, on KITV4’s Good Morning Hawai‘i to share about how businesses can help bring cheer to island families who are struggling this Christmas through the Adopt-A-Family program (AAF). The AAF program is just one of the incredible outreach programs that Helping Hands Hawaii administers […]

HHF Summer Intern: Naomi Jun

July 20, 2018

Sharing a short note from our summer intern, Naomi Jun! Aloha, My name is Naomi Jun and I am the current summer intern at HHF Planners. I am an undergraduate student at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and will be graduating next semester (Fall 2018) with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Urban Environmental Planning. I […]

Green Apple Day of Service 2018

April 05, 2018

By: Angelica Rockquemore With the mission statement, “learners of today…leaders of tomorrow,” Pālolo Elementary School (Home of the Pugs!) is committed to instilling a visionary mindset and attitude in its students. For Green Apple Day of Service, the school boldly envisioned an Outdoor Learning Lab for students grades K-5 which would help them to meet STEAM-based learning […]

Where do we go from here: [Re]defining Design Excellence

July 03, 2017

By: Angelica Rockquemore June 9 – 11 marked ASLA’s inaugural Diversity SuperSummit at the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington D.C. Emerging professionals from previous summits welcomed a new cohort and collaboratively developed action plans focused on how to increase representation from communities of color amongst landscape architecture practitioners and professionals, as they are least […]

HHF at the Historic Hawaii Foundation Preservation Honor Awards 2017

May 25, 2017

By: Tina Bushnell A festive time was had by all at the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards hosted by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. HHF Planners and the project team, including NAVFAC Hawaii EV-5 and Mason Architects, garnered a preservation commendation award for the Historic Context & Section 110 Eligibility Assessment for Former NASBP Leased Parcels 1-16. […]

Placemaking and Public Health

March 03, 2017

By: Angelica Rockquemore February 8 – 11 marked the U.S Department of State’s Alumni TIES Seminar, “New Frontiers of Global Public Health” held in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by World Learning, alumni from U.S. sponsored exchange programs, including the Fulbright Scholarship Program and Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program, were selected to attend the three-day seminar to learn about […]

What Do You Get When You Combine Valentine’s Month + Historic Buildings?

February 28, 2017

Answer: a Flash Heart Bombing of Historic Honolulu! On a recent afternoon, HHFers showed up at the corner of Merchant Street and Fort Street Mall with handwritten paper hearts to support the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation‘s heart bombing of just a few historic buildings in Downtown Honolulu. Heart Bombing was started in 2011 by Buffalo’s Young preservationists, […]

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