Profile

Helber Hastert & Fee was established in 1980 and is one of the largest planning groups in the Pacific Region. With projects on all the main islands of Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Region, we have established working relationships with a wide range of public- and private-sector clients. HHF takes pride in the individual service that we provide to clients and the long-standing relationships that follow from this commitment.

Over the years, HHF’s planning services have expanded and our professional services have evolved to include landscape architecture, historic preservation, and GIS and cartography.

Our Mission

Helber Hastert & Fee’s mission is to sensitively address the relationship of people and nature in land planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. We firmly believe that respecting and recognizing the local economic, social, cultural, and environmental qualities of a project area are essential for success and acceptance by the community, whether a project is publicly or privately sponsored. HHF takes pride in the fact that its plans have been successfully adopted or followed in Hawaii, the Pacific Region, and throughout the world.

Our Logo

HHF’s mountains-to-the-sea logo was inspired by the Hawaiian system of land tenure in which the divisions of each island—ahupuaa—offered a variety of soils, of elevations, climate, hydrology, and plant and animal life that provided for virtually every need of its residents. This consideration of environmental, economic, and social factors for sustainability was a forerunner of contemporary land planning.

HHF Memberships & Sponsorships

Helber Hastert & Fee maintains memberships in the U.S. Green Building Council (The USGBC Member Logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used by permission) and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and has been a gold sponsor of ULI (Urban Land Institute) Hawaii Chapter since 2003. HHF sponsors staff memberships in a diverse array of professional and business organization, including the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), and Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HGICC).

Recent Accomplishments

HHF is proud of the many awards that highlight our commitment to delivering clients creative solutions for their planning and development projects.

  • Hilo Bayfront Trails Master Plan, American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter, Community-Based Planning Award (2011)
  • Mothballing Buildings/Structures and Rehabilitation of Nike Missile Guard Tower, Kahuku Training Area, Oahu Hawaii. Award of Excellence. US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District (2011)
  • US Army Pacific Command and Control Facility Planning Study, Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii. Award of Excellence. US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District (2010)
  • Waikoloa Bowl and Queens’ Gardens outdoor amphitheater and cultural garden at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, Island of Hawaii. Merit Award. American Society of Landscape Architects – Hawaii Chapter (2009)
  • The Shidler College of Business campus landscape design, University of Hawaii- Manoa. Honor Award. American Society of Landscape Architects – Hawaii Chapter (2009)
  • Kapalua Coastal Trail, APA Environmental/Preservation Award (2007)
  • Davies Pacific Center Plaza, Grand Award, Commercial Division, BIA Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards (2007) and Award of Appreciation from Scenic Hawaii (2007)
  • Kawai Nui Marsh Pathway Plan, American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter, Community-Based Planning Award (2004)
  • Tropical Landscaping and Plant Selection Guide, American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award (2003)
  • Pearl Harbor Cultural Landscape Assessments, American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award (2003)
  • CINCPACFLT Area of Responsibility Ordnance Infrastructure Plan, Commander, Pacific Fleet Certificate of Appreciation (2003) for outstanding performance, professionalism, and commitment to excellence
  • Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan Pearl Harbor Naval Complex, American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter, Environmental Conservation Award (2002)
  • Honolulu Bicycle Master Plan, American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter, Community Based Planning Award (2000)
  • Marine Barracks Preservation Plan, Historic Hawaii Foundation Honor Award (1999)
  • Naval Air Facility Midway Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Plans (including the Cultural Resources Management Plan Summary and Treatment of Cultural Resources), American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter, Environmental Conservation Award (1997)
  • Guam Land Use Plan, NAVFAC Certificate of Appreciation (1997)
  • Ford Island Concept Plan, NAVFAC Merit Award (1997)
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Complex Capital Improvements Plan, NAVFAC CIP of the Year (1992)
  • NAS Cubi Point Master Plan, NAVFAC runner-up Master Plan of the Year (1990)
  • Honolulu Waterfront Master Plan, Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii Project of the Year Award (1990)