Wendie McAllaster has over twenty-five years professional planning and design experience in Hawaii and has been with Helber Hastert & Fee since 1996. With her diverse educational background and involvement in all aspects of planning, landscape architecture, and environmental studies, Ms. McAllaster successfully integrates the disciplines to address the needs of each client and project. She is particularly accomplished in land use and facility master planning, site selection studies, environmental analyses, and conceptual planning and urban design.
Ms. McAllaster’s expertise in Historic Preservation Planning, Historic Landscape Design, and Cultural Landscape Assessment is unique in Hawaii. She was integrally involved with two of the firm’s award-winning projects: Cultural Landscape Assessments for seven historic neighborhoods at Pearl Harbor Naval Complex, and the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan for Pearl Harbor.
Other projects that Ms. McAllaster has been involved with include a Long Range Development Plan for Maui Community College, a Memorial Plan (including site recommendations and design guidelines) for Pearl Harbor, and a Global Submarine Infrastructure Plan for the U.S. Navy. She was also responsible for the Tropical Landscape Guide for the Navy in the Pacific, which won an ASLA award.
Ms. McAllaster received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with honors from Michigan State University and graduate certificates in Urban and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Hawaii and an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association. Ms. McAllaster is also an active volunteer in the community and recent past-president of the Junior League of Honolulu.