Nagasaki: 70 years later

August 11, 2016

A Travel Blog By: Jerilyn Hanohano A couple years ago, HHF Planners had the opportunity to visit the city of Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu. While Nagasaki has a rich history as a seaport, trading post, and ship building industry, it is remembered by most people today as one of the Japanese city to […]

Wendie McAllaster, “Champion of Historic Landscapes”

June 11, 2016

By: Erin Higa Hawaii Landscape Magazine (the magazine of the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai‘i) featured HHF’s First Lady and Principal, Wendie McAllaster, in the May/June issue on influential women of the Hawai‘i landscape industry. We are very proud of Wendie’s achievements. Read all about her! Wendie McAllaster, ASLA, is well recognized in Hawai‘i for her expertise in and dedication […]

Rick Quinn Garners National Attention for Work at IBM Building

April 05, 2016

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! Fittingly, Rick’s landscape design at the iconic IBM Building, as well as his practice and expertise using native plants, feature prominently in the latest issue (April 2016) of the national publication, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. More… Check out the article, “An […]

Staff Highlight: Angelica Rockquemore

February 23, 2016

Angelica Rockquemore joined HHF Planners a little over a year ago, a Fulbright Scholar with experience studying Japanese garden preservation practices in Kyoto, Japan; and expertise in designing outdoor play areas in  Maori language immersion preschools (a part of her Master’s thesis), in New Zealand. Aside from the impact that Angelica has made on our firm […]

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 […]