The Piko Project: a nature classroom for ‘āina-based learning

March 11, 2019

The Piko Project kicks off! We’re teaming up with Kualoa Ranch and Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation to bring-to-life Ka‘a‘awa Elementary School’s vision of a nature classroom for ‘āina-based learning! Stay tuned as we lead this community-based, volunteer effort to plan, build, and design a mala (garden) and traditional Hawaiian hale for Ka‘a‘awa keiki and the community, […]

Moving On Up!

February 11, 2019

Congratulations to these extraordinary planners and landscape designers! We started off the year promoting John Hagihara to Senior Associate, Landscape Architect Tomoko Naka to Associate, Angelica Rockquemore to Senior Landscape Designer, and Matt Hom to Senior Planner. John Hagihara AICP, Senior Associate In his six years at HHF, John has demonstrated exceptional versatility in managing […]

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. […]