HHF Newsflash: Six Staff Promotions in January!

February 01, 2016

HHF promoted six from its team of 40 planners, landscape architects and designers, historic preservation professionals, and administrative staff. Dane Sjoblom has been promoted to Senior Associate; Tina Bushnell, Jerilyn Hanohano, Quester Lau, and Stephanie Oupraxay have been promoted to Associate; and Tomoko Naka has been promoted to Senior Landscape Designer.  Dane Sjoblom, AICP, joined […]

Parking Lots are Places, Too!

October 12, 2015

By: Shelley Franklin “I wrote ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ on my first trip to Hawai‘i. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far […]

5 Easy Fun Ways to Engage in Community Planning

June 03, 2015

Actionable Steps you can take to get involved in your community By: Benjamin Warsinske Community members are not aware of the planning process happening all around them; at the neighborhood, city, region, or state level. Often times, people not directly tied to the urban planning profession miss out on community interactions and discussions pertaining to […]

HHF Planners Job Shadowing 2015

May 15, 2015

By: Brent Wozniak On a recent Friday morning, HHF Planners opened its office doors to host students from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Students and soon-to-be graduates were invited from the departments of urban planning, architecture, and geography to explore what a day in the life of a planner is like. The event offered HHF […]

HHF Predicts good fortunes for the future!

April 24, 2015

By: Angelica Rockquemore HHF Planners celebrates 35 years of planning, landscape design and National Landscape Architecture Month with the debut of our very first Hawaiian Cultural Plant fortune teller! Inspired by traditional Japanese origami, our design team created a fun, interactive, and educational game for keiki to learn about the unique cultural plants they often […]

How Getting Lost Changed the Way I Think about Public Transportation

March 23, 2015

  A travel blog by: Angelica Rockquemore On a recent trip to Japan, while navigating Tokyo Station to meet up with a friend, I found myself completely and utterly lost. Thinking back to this day, I realize this moment of getting lost and serendipitously stumbling upon the Yaesu terminal of Tokyo Station was exactly what […]

Top 6 Reasons Planners are Natural Leaders

March 13, 2015

By: Benjamin Warsinske Often times I am asked to explain what it is I do as a planner. The truth is, we planners do quite a lot! From my experience, one skill that separates us from other disciplines is the fact that planners are natural leaders. We are able to visualize the big picture, leading […]

What’s in a logo?

March 09, 2015

By: Ryan Masuda, with Carol MacDonald As HHF celebrates its 35th year, and as our renovation prep and cleaning has prompted nostalgia – finding some marketing collateral from the early days got us reminiscing about the evolution of the HHF logo. It was a great excuse to get in contact with our logo’s creator, graphic designer, […]