HHF Planners’ 35th Anniversary Year Starts With a Bang!

January 19, 2015

As HHF Planners enters its 35th anniversary year, we celebrated the promotion of four members of our staff. New Senior Associates! Rob James Ronald Sato New Associates! John Hagihara Aaron Mann Congratulations to these four outstanding colleagues and friends – a promising start to a grand year! As our President, Tom Fee said, “at 35 years in Hawai‘i, […]

Happy Holidays from HHF Planners!

December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays from the HHF Planners’ ohana! In the spirit of the holiday season we will close at noon on December 24, 2014 and re-open on January 2, 2015. Click the image to see our Christmas video.

Travel Blog: It’s fun. It’s Legal. And it’s in Singapore.

December 12, 2014

A travel blog by: Rob James Between working projects in Diego Garcia and Japan, HHF Planners had the opportunity to explore Singapore’s East Coast Park, a well-planned waterfront and beach park that provides an amazing variety of activities to the 5.4 million residents of this small island nation. The park, the largest in Singapore, was […]

Travel Blog: Hafa Adai from Guam!

November 24, 2014

A Travel Blog By: Maile Norman Hafa Adai from Guam! One of the things I enjoy about working for a planning firm that specializes in projects in the Pacific region is the opportunity to travel. I am thrilled that I FINALLY got to visit Guam and even dip my toes into the waters of the […]

Jambalaya of Green Notes from USGBC Greenbuild 2014 “Leadership Jazz”

November 17, 2014

By: Tom Fee This year’s annual USGBC-sponsored Greenbuild 2014 Leadership Jazz Conference and Expo was held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, on the banks of the Mississippi. The almost mile-long trade floor was jammed with green building products, including a LEED platinum home and an Environment Education Classroom created by New Orleans-based firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The event showcased an […]

You know…your Grandma’s/Aunty’s/Uncle’s Compound where the ‘Ohana lives

November 03, 2014

By: Questor Lau Most people are familiar with ‘Ohana Dwellings – that studio in back of grandma’s house either used by extended family or rented for income. But according to Honolulu’s zoning code, these living arrangements are often illegal, making grandma an outlaw. The department of planning and permitting actually tracks permits for spaces they […]

HHF at the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Kama‘āina of the Year event

October 17, 2014

By: Erin Higa HHF members joined a large gathering of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation supporters on the beautiful sunset-lit lawn of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to celebrate the history and many community contributions of the Ai Family, who continue to own and operate kama‘āina company, City Mill, after 115 years. We were truly inspired by the […]

LICH Conference 2014: Essential fungi & the threatening scourge of the Coconut Rhino Beetle

October 17, 2014

By: Tomoko Naka The Landscape Industry Council in Hawaii (LICH) held its 12th Annual Conference and Tradeshow on October 9, 2014 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. A diverse crowd involved in Hawai‘i’s landscape industry came to the conference. Although resort and property management as well as  pesticide/pest management were the two main themes of […]

Green Apple Day of Service 2014 at Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School

October 10, 2014

By Corlyn Orr Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School is located in Makīkī Valley, where according to The Rainfall Atlas of Hawai‘i, the mean annual rainfall measures approximately 53 inches per year. With so much rainfall, teachers at Hālau Kū Māna have long talked about installing a rooftop rainwater harvesting system to teach their students […]