HHF at 40: The 90s

June 26, 2020

New Era! In the 90s HHF continued to grow, adding new staff, new Principals (Tom Fee and Dave Curry), new expertise (cultural and historic preservation, bike planning) and the first of many environmental planning contracts with the Navy. Oh, and there was a satellite office in Singapore! Other Aliases Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners, Inc. […]

HHF Planners Supports the “Show Aloha Challenge”

April 21, 2020

Contributing to the health and well-being of our island communities continues to be a priority for us as we celebrate 40 years in Hawai‘i. We’re giving to the Show Aloha Challenge and Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels initiative helping to feed kūpuna and ease the strain on our local restaurants in these challenging times. 

HHF at 40 Years: The 80s

April 13, 2020

Flashbacks Nancy Nishikawa, Former HHF Planner (’84)I was indeed the first employee to join the Fab 4 😊 Back in the day, the office was located in Waikiki in what was the Bank of Hawaii Building on Kalakaua Avenue (sorry I don’t remember the street address). Views from inside the building were (and probably still […]

Aloha Dave

January 28, 2020

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we let you know that our dearest friend and colleague, David Curry, passed away on January 19. David has been a guiding presence at HHF since 1987 and his positivity and humor touched everyone who was fortunate to work with him. We ask all of you to […]

Piko Project Māla Build Day!

November 01, 2019

The Piko Project became a reality on On Saturday, October 26th! HHF staff volunteers were joined by volunteers from our Piko Project partners, Kualoa Ranch, Kōkua Foundation Hawai‘i, and teachers and staff from Ka‘a‘awa Elementary School (KES) to build the physical infrastructure of Phase I of the Piko Project Master Plan, the māla (garden)! The […]

2019 ASLA Advocacy Day

May 23, 2019

HHF’s Senior Associate landscape designer, Robyn Sweesy, went to Washington, D.C.! As 2019 president of Hawaiʻi Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), she participated in ASLA’s 5th annual Advocacy Day, when hundreds of members from across the country spend a day on Capitol Hill visiting their legislators’ offices to make the case for national […]

HHF RE-LEI Receives Award of Excellence

May 09, 2019

HHF’s entry in this year’s RE-LEI Design competition was recognized with an Award of Excellence! The bi-annual design competition challenges people to create lei out of post-consumer waste, and benefits the Master of Landscape Architecture program at UH Mānoa! Our RE-LEI showcased 29 Native Hawaiian plants–endemic, indigenous, and canoe plants–representing the 29 individuals in our […]

Curbing it in Hawai’i: Historic Lava Curbstones and Their Significance

April 24, 2019

Maybe you’ve never noticed them -the rectangular shaped stones that mark the boundary between the street and the sidewalk. Curbstones. Nowadays, they’re relatively uniform in length and width—all made of concrete and not particularly noteworthy. But, if you walk through Downtown Honolulu and in other old neighborhoods in Honolulu, you can see a different kind […]

Kanu Volunteer Week Hawaii: Meals on (Biki) Wheels!

April 08, 2019

HHF staff participated in Kanu Hawai‘i’s Volunteer Week by delivering Meals on Wheels. This was a great opportunity for staff to get out of the office for a quick lunch-time Biki ride to deliver nutritious meals and visit with kupuna in the Kaka‘ako area. To learn more about HHF’s on-going involvement to plan and implement […]