Congratulations to these extraordinary planners and landscape designers! We started off the year promoting John Hagihara to Senior Associate, Landscape Architect Tomoko Naka to Associate, Angelica Rockquemore to Senior Landscape Designer, and Matt Hom to Senior Planner.
John Hagihara AICP, Senior Associate
In his six years at HHF, John has demonstrated exceptional versatility in managing planning projects ranging from environmental assessments, to land use entitlements, facilities planning, and active transportation projects. His higher profile projects include station planning for Biki, Honolulu’s new bikeshare system (all 133 of them), and managing NEPA EAs for solar PV energy projects on Oahu and Guam. Currently, he is managing the update of the City and County’s O‘ahu Bike Plan. As John’s role in the firm expands, he looks forward to developing HHF’s growing practice in multimodal transportation planning while continuing to support the company’s diverse planning portfolio.
Tomoko Naka Landscape Architect, ASLA, LEED Green Associate, Associate
In her 15 years of work in landscape architecture, Tomoko has gained a broad range of experience in public park, commercial, condominium, resort, housing, institutional, military, and high-end residential projects in Hawai‘i, Guam, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Japan. She is involved in every design aspect of her projects, including planting, irrigation, lighting, and hardscape. Having worked on a number of LEED certified projects, she integrates sustainable landscape approaches such as passive stormwater management, green roofs, and native plantings in her design.
Angelica Rockquemore ASLA, Senior Designer
Angelica is a key member of the firm’s award-winning landscape architecture team as well as an experienced staff planner contributing to the firm’s core services: facility planning, environmental planning, and historic preservation. She has garnered national attention for the practice of landscape architecture in Hawai‘i through her recognition by the US Green Building Council for her leadership of HHF’s Green Apple Day projects in Hawai‘i elementary schools, and from the American Society of Landscape Architects and American Institute of Architects for her social advocacy work to increase representation of minority women within the design industry
Matt Hom, Senior Planner
At just over three years into his professional career post graduate school, Matt is already an accomplished and well-rounded planner who has contributed to a diverse range of projects at HHF including master planning and environmental permitting projects here in Hawai‘i and facility planning efforts for the US Navy. In his spare time, he serves as the American Planning Association Hawai‘i Chapter’s newsletter editor.