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HHF Planners’ specialty in historic preservation planning, cultural landscapes, and historic landscape architecture is unique in Hawai‘i. Our staff understands the need for sensitivity to a site’s history and context, as well as the demands of modern use, and seeks to facilitate our clients’ ability to incorporate cultural resources into decision-making processes.

By utilizing a cultural landscape approach to preservation planning, HHF maintains a holistic and integrated perspective. Our historic preservation specialists perform in concert with in-house GIS specialists and cartographers, compliance planners, landscape architects, and graphic designers. HHF has been an integral part of diverse and award-winning projects for both public- and private-sector clients, as highlighted by our preservation service areas and featured projects.

Cultural Landscapes. HHF has extensive experience researching, inventorying, evaluating and documenting the significance and characteristics of a variety of cultural landscapes in Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Our comprehensive approach enables us to identify and understand linkages between historic periods, geographic areas, and resource types and to develop appropriate treatment plans, as evidenced through Cultural Landscape Reports (CLR) and Assessments and Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS)/HAER/HABS documents.

Cultural Resources Management. HHF’s skilled professionals develop management and preservation strategies to ensure respect for and protection of historic and cultural resources while guiding future and ongoing needs. This is accomplished through Cultural Resources Management Plans, Preservation Plans, Historic Asset Management Plans, and State and National Register Nominations. HHF staff is also able to navigate and achieve compliance with complex regulations such as NHPA Section 106/110 and Transportation Act Section 4(f).

Preservation and Interpretation Planning and Design. The design, documentation, and interpretation of historic and cultural places are enhanced by the collaboration of HHF’s in-house expertise in preservation, history, landscape architecture, and planning. Our team has prepared physical plans for enhancing and interpreting individual sites, clusters, and historic districts and design guidelines to facilitate implementation. We apply our capabilities to historic trail plans, design guidelines, heritage area plans, restoration and rehabilitation of historic designed landscapes, and facility assessments and reuse/revitalization studies.

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