Honolulu Museum of Art Landscape Renovation

April 02, 2018

This important landmark building in the heart of Honolulu, registered as a National and State Historical site, was constructed in 1926, with a landscape originally designed by Hawai‘i’s first licensed landscape architect, Catherine Jones Richards. HHF Planners was commissioned to renovate the main courtyard landscaping, as well as several smaller courtyards within the museum complex, […]

Kawainui Wetland & Forest Restoration Project

September 13, 2016

Kawainui Marsh represents the largest remaining wetland in the State of Hawai‘i. It was recognized as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2005 for its historical, biological, and cultural significance. Proper management and restoration of Kawainui marsh is critical to maintain and enhance the important breeding, nesting, feeding, and refuge site for endangered and […]

IBM Building Landscape

June 19, 2014

HHF Planners (HHF) helped develop the landscape treatment for the renovation of the historic IBM Building located in Honolulu, under the direction of landscape architects, Surface Design Inc. The iconic building with its distinctive grille facade was designed by famed local architect Vladimir Ossipoff in 1962 and is currently owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation […]

Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex Master Plan

June 18, 2014

A Plan for Restoration and Sustainment The State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is updating the master plan for the Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex. The approximately 1,006-acre project area also includes Pu‘uoehu Ridge, acquired by the State. This marsh complex is the largest wetland in the […]

Makiki Baseyard Master Plan

December 17, 2013

HHF Planners (HHF) completed a Master Plan for development of a Baseyard site in upper Makiki Valley to meet the current and projected needs of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). This was accomplished in a manner sensitive to the site, budget, and mission of the agency. The plan includes a Resilience Assessment that […]

Puakō Marine Education Center

November 27, 2013

HHF assisted the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with conceptual site planning, landscape design, and the acquisition of various State and County land use permit approvals required for the proposed marine education and research center at Puakō. Development of the proposed project on a 5-acre undeveloped site adjacent to Puakō Boat Ramp provides a permanent […]

Makiki Valley Trail

November 27, 2013

The Makiki Forest Recreation Area includes popular hiking trails through lush forests just a few minutes drive away from the dense urban area of central Honolulu Hawai‘i. The intention of the master plan was to improve the general entry of the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area, enhance the pedestrian connection from the parking lot to […]

New Sasebo Elementary School

November 27, 2013

Working with Design Partners Incorporated (DPI), Helber Hastert & Fee (HHF) prepared a Landscape Schematic Plan and Construction Drawing Package for a new Sasebo Elementary School educational facility, for the Pacific District of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The new Sasebo Elementary School will be constructed on a 1.24 hectares (3.1 acres) site […]

Ka‘ena Point Improvements Plan

November 27, 2013

The Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve is located on the westernmost point of O‘ahu. The reserve protects sand dune and boulder slope ecosystems that harbor many native Hawaiian plant species and provides refuge for seabirds, included the wedge-tail shearwater, red-footed boobie, and the Laysan albatross. It is also a potential nesting site for the endangered […]

The Great Seal of Guam Park

November 27, 2013

HHF created a plan for the Great Seal of Guam Park planned for the Paseo de Susana on the Hagåtña Waterfront, on the west bank of the Hagåtña River, adjacent to Marine Corps Drive. In addition to presenting the recommended plan, the report includes important contextual information including background on the Seal, the park setting […]

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