State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife
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 provides guiding principles and goals for DOFAW to be a leader in sound environmental practices and use of renewable resources.
Sustainability was explored and incorporated into the site design, including elements such as rainwater catchment, permeable paving, solar energy, and natural day lighting of interior spaces. The layout concept minimized costs for retaining walls and major site work by incorporating the terrain and grading.
Connectivity between buildings and ease of circulation promotes functionality of the site. Building themes and architectural style are important elements in creating a cohesive, campus-like setting that is fitting to the mission of the department and the work place environment. Concern for quality of life, employee morale, and the experience of the visiting public were important elements of the master plan features.