Fort Shafter Military Reservation, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
HHF Planners (HHF) prepared the schematic landscape plan and construction drawings for the Childcare Development Center at Fort Shafter Military Reservation. The Center will be constructed on a 3.5 acre site on the Fort Shafter post. The project included designing a new safe, secure, and age appropriate playground, sports field, hard-court, and surrounding landscape areas. Maintaining as much of the existing historical tree-lined streets and canopy shaded lawn area of the site was essential, and a guiding force in the design of the landscape and architecture. The design effort also incorporated sustainable and educational best practices including bio-swale concepts, rain water catchment systems, school gardens, and Hawaiian dryland forest and mesic forest plantings. The project is seeking to achieve the standard of LEED Gold Certification.