Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Green Schools Conference & Expo 2017

April 04, 2017

By Erin Higa and Angelica Rockquemore A few weeks ago, we were proud to represent HHF Planners, as the first USGBC-affiliated firm from Hawai‘i to speak at the Green Schools Conference & Expo. From the first rousing horn blow (courtesy of the KIPP Metro Atlanta Sounds of Royalty band) to the closing challenge, our long trek […]

Placemaking and Public Health

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 […]

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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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Green Apple Day of Service 2016

October 10, 2016

By: Angelica Rockquemore On Saturday, September 24th, HHF Planners, Waimānalo community members, teachers, and organizations gathered at Blanche Pope Elementary School (BPES) for Green Apple Day of Service 2016. Started by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools in 2012, Green Apple Day of Service activates hundreds of thousands of volunteers (individuals, […]

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HHF Honors Founder, Larry Helber

August 15, 2016

By: Tom Fee, and Richard Quinn Larry Edward Helber, a founding partner and former Chairman of Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners (now HHF Planners), passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 9th 2016. He was born October 12, 1937 in Portland, Oregon to Fred and Frances Helber. Larry graduated from Oregon State University and University of Washington with […]

NAGASAKI- 70 years later

Nagasaki: 70 years later

August 11, 2016

A Travel Blog By: Jerilyn Hanohano A couple years ago, HHF Planners had the opportunity to visit the city of Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu. While Nagasaki has a rich history as a seaport, trading post, and ship building industry, it is remembered by most people today as one of the Japanese city to […]

Staff Highlight: Wendie McAllaster

Wendie McAllaster, “Champion of Historic Landscapes”

June 11, 2016

By: Erin Higa Hawaii Landscape Magazine (the magazine of the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai‘i) featured HHF’s First Lady and Principal, Wendie McAllaster, in the May/June issue on influential women of the Hawai‘i landscape industry. We are very proud of Wendie’s achievements. Read all about her! Wendie McAllaster, ASLA, is well recognized in Hawai‘i for her expertise in and dedication […]

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Rick Quinn Garners National Attention for Work at IBM Building

April 05, 2016

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! Fittingly, Rick’s landscape design at the iconic IBM Building, as well as his practice and expertise using native plants, feature prominently in the latest issue (April 2016) of the national publication, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. More… Check out the article, “An […]

Staff Highlight Angelica Rockquemore

Staff Highlight: Angelica Rockquemore

February 23, 2016

Angelica Rockquemore joined HHF Planners a little over a year ago, a Fulbright Scholar with experience studying Japanese garden preservation practices in Kyoto, Japan; and expertise in designing outdoor play areas in  Maori language immersion preschools (a part of her Master’s thesis), in New Zealand. Aside from the impact that Angelica has made on our firm […]

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