Richard Quinn, both landscape architect and planner, joined HHF in 2000 and became a principal in 2006. Mr. Quinn is Vice-President and heads the company's landscape architecture department, pulling together an exceptional team of designers who bring a creative and innovative approach to any design project. Under Mr. Quinn's direction, the company has excelled in the detailed planning and design of resorts, commercial developments, and residential communities. Recent work includes major landscape and planning design projects at Kapalua Central Resort (Maui), Waikoloa Resort (Hawaii Island), Wailea Resort (Maui), and the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a number of prominent commercial building landscapes and high-end residences in Honolulu.
Mr. Quinn has over twenty years of landscape design and construction observation experience in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific and Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Tahiti. His scope of work has included resort site planning and design; golf course landscaping; and landscape planting, water feature, and landscape irrigation design. Mr. Quinn’s extensive knowledge of tropical and subtropical landscape plants, including the landscape use of native Hawaiian plants, adds a special dimension to design projects. With his broad range of experience in all aspects of landscape design and planning, Mr. Quinn brings a complete perspective to any project and strong leadership to the Helber Hastert & Fee design team.
Mr. Quinn is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Hawaii. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an emphasis on urban design. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Lyon Arboretum Association.