HHF Promotes Four!

January 11, 2021

HHF Planners began the year by promoting George “Rob” James, AICP and Dane Sjoblom, AICP from Senior Associate to Vice President, and Corlyn Olson Orr and Erin Emerson from Senior Planner to Associate. The promotions are part of HHF’s ongoing leadership transition strategy, and the beginning of a fourth generation of leaders at the firm […]

Aloha Kākou!

December 16, 2020

Some common words to describe 2020: unprecedented, neverending, delete, hellacious, and just plain…why? Despite this, here in Hawai‘i we have seen many demonstrations of ALOHA throughout the year. Just a few of the meanings for ALOHA include: love, affection, compassion, mercy, kindness, grace, to venerate, to remember with affection, to greet, to hail, and may […]

Celebrating 40 Years by Giving to Hawai‘i’s Future Planners

November 17, 2020

HHF Planners is grateful to celebrate its anniversary by giving back to the planners of Hawai‘i’s future. Over the years, many of the firm’s leaders and staff have been talented and hard-working graduates of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Mānoa. In acknowledgement of the benefit that the Department of Urban and […]

HHF at 40: The 2000s

October 07, 2020

As HHF celebrates its 40th year of planning + design in Hawai‘i, we look back at four decades at our firm through the memories of our staff, past and present.

HHF in the News!

September 27, 2020

Full text of a SmallBiz Q&A with HHF President, Tom Fee, summarized in a feature on Pacific Business News, “HHF Planners firm and the Greener Business Plan.” Q: How was the firm founded and what principles was it built on that are still prevalent today? Tom: The firm was founded in October 1980 by Mark […]

HHF Welcomes Gene Yong, AICP!

August 14, 2020

HHF recently welcomed Gene Yong, AICP to the firm. Gene brings to HHF 30 years of professional experience in land use planning, master planning, entitlements, educational facilities planning and military planning in Hawai‘i and the continental United States. Over the past two decades at his last firm in Hawai‘i, he built a high level of […]

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

New Beginnings! As the 80s kicked off, so did a daring Honolulu-based planning firm started by Mark Hastert & Larry Helber, which became the planning division of architects Wimberly, Whisenand, Allison, Tong & Goo. Aliases Helber Hastert Van Horn & Kimura, Planners (1985)Helber, Hastert & Kimura, Planners (1987) Flashbacks Memorable Work Honolulu Waterfront Master Plan, […]