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Creating adaptive landscapes for a sustainable future…

The landscape architects and designers at HHF Planners create designs that fully explore the possibilities inherent in project location, program requirements, and budget. With a deep understanding of natural systems and sustainable principles, and a deep respect for cultural setting and historical context, we are committed to building meaningful, vital, and lasting landscapes. Our experience spans all aspects of landscape design and project management in Hawai‘i and throughout the world.

Our landscape architecture services include:

  • Conceptual design through construction documentation for landscape planting, irrigation, lighting
  • Design and aesthetic direction for water features and hardscape
  • Landscape renovations
  • Master planning and site planning
  • Construction phase observation and on-site aesthetic direction
  • Cultural landscape assessments

Team-building and collaboration are an integral part of our work process with clients, fellow consultants, and our own in-house planners, historic preservation specialists, sustainability specialists with on staff LEED Accredited Professional, GIS analyst and cartographer, and graphic designers.

We effectively use a diversity of graphic techniques and writing to describe ideas and document designs. Free-hand and Photoshop®-based sketches/renderings and SketchUp® modeling are useful tools for accurately and contextually representing design opportunities in the early stages of a project. AutoCAD® and GIS technology are essential for plan production.

Our design palette includes tropical—including native Hawaiian species—to temperate zone plants; renewable/sustainable/low-impact hardscape material; reusable on-site materials; water-efficient irrigation and water feature components; and locally produced site furnishings.

Our projects include:

  • Office Building Landscapes
  • Retail Center Mall Designs
  • Institutional Campuses
  • Resort Gardens and Pool Areas
  • Military Installation Landscapes
  • Neighborhood and Community Landscape Designs
  • Cultural and Botanical Gardens
  • Private Residential Gardens
  • Trails
  • Parks

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  • Landscape Architecture Projects

    Makiki Baseyard Master Plan

    HHF Planners (HHF) completed a Master Plan for development of a Baseyard site in upper Makiki Valley to meet the current and projected needs of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). This was accomplished in a manner sensitive to the site, budget, and mission of the agency. The plan includes a Resilience Assessment that […]

    Puakō Marine Education Center

    HHF assisted the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with conceptual site planning, landscape design, and the acquisition of various State and County land use permit approvals required for the proposed marine education and research center at Puakō. Development of the proposed project on a 5-acre undeveloped site adjacent to Puakō Boat Ramp provides a permanent […]

    Makiki Valley Trail

    The Makiki Forest Recreation Area includes popular hiking trails through lush forests just a few minutes drive away from the dense urban area of central Honolulu Hawai‘i. The intention of the master plan was to improve the general entry of the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area, enhance the pedestrian connection from the parking lot to […]

    New Sasebo Elementary School

    Working with Design Partners Incorporated (DPI), Helber Hastert & Fee (HHF) prepared a Landscape Schematic Plan and Construction Drawing Package for a new Sasebo Elementary School educational facility, for the Pacific District of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The new Sasebo Elementary School will be constructed on a 1.24 hectares (3.1 acres) site […]

    Ka‘ena Point Improvements Plan

    The Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve is located on the westernmost point of O‘ahu. The reserve protects sand dune and boulder slope ecosystems that harbor many native Hawaiian plant species and provides refuge for seabirds, included the wedge-tail shearwater, red-footed boobie, and the Laysan albatross. It is also a potential nesting site for the endangered […]

    The Great Seal of Guam Park

    HHF created a plan for the Great Seal of Guam Park planned for the Paseo de Susana on the Hagåtña Waterfront, on the west bank of the Hagåtña River, adjacent to Marine Corps Drive. In addition to presenting the recommended plan, the report includes important contextual information including background on the Seal, the park setting […]