Shelley Franklin joined Helber Hastert & Fee in 2009. She comes to the firm with a background in environmentally and socially sustainable design.
Prior to joining HHF, Dr. Franklin worked as an Associate Project Manager in planning at the CH2MHILL Honolulu office. Dr. Franklin has also served as a Civil Engineering officer in the United State Air Force for more than five years. She worked in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S, where she was responsible for airfield obstruction mitigation, cultural asset protection, area development planning and design, facility utilization assessments, and contingency planning and construction. While at Robins AFB, Georgia, she worked with a team to spearhead the Sustainable Facilities Review Board.
Dr. Franklin received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame. One year later, she completed her Master of Architecture degree at the Florence, Italy Syracuse University campus. She finished her Doctor of Architecture degree in 2008 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her doctorate studies included practicum work with the Building Sustainable Communities Initiative, a non-profit based at the University of Texas. During her studies, she joined a team of students in Nicaragua to work with Agros International on a village master planning project. As a graduate studies research assistant, Dr. Franklin also conducted historic conservation work through the University of Hawai`i Heritage Center. Her published work includes “Re-Thinking the Way We Live: Sustainable Development and Design Strategies for Communities in Hawaii.” She has original artwork in the Air Force Art Collection and taught Architecture Watercolor Rendering at the University of Hawaii.