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Secrets from a native Hawaiian Garden – The IBM Building Landscape

July 28, 2014

By: Richard Quinn Although small in size, the native Hawaiian garden at the IBM building, designed by HHF Planners, represents an important demonstration of the incorporation of a native ecosystem approach to the design and installation of an urban native Hawaiian landscape. Until very recently, the existing landscapes of Waikīkī and urban Honolulu suffered from […]

HHF Newsflash: Rick’s article on Drywells in Landscape Hawai‘i Magazine

July 18, 2014

An article by our principal, Richard “Rick” Quinn, was featured in the most recent issue of the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai‘i’s (LICH) Landscape Hawai‘i Magazine (July/August 2014). Here’s a look! Drywells – A Micro Scale Storm Water Management Tool By: Richard Quinn, ASLA It’s such a simple and old idea that it can be easily forgotten.  […]

Crowdsourcing to Fight Invasives!

July 14, 2014

By: John Hagihara                     The Nature Conservancy recently launched a “Hawai‘i Challenge” to identify and map invasive species in Hawai‘i’s forests via DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing project, Tomnod. Tomnod has previously been used to help search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and to help map damage caused during Super […]

HHF in the community Part 2: Kalahe‘e Ridge Restoration

June 19, 2014

By: Erin Higa On a recent Sunday morning, HHF Planners staff, family and friends came to volunteer at Waimea Valley undaunted by flash flood warnings.  On hand were HHF Principal, Rick Quinn, his son Shawn and friends; the wonderful Cindy Gamiao, her husband Jesse and daughter, Chelsea; Senior Planner, Aaron Mann and myself.  We were […]

HHF Newsflash: Five Planners Receive LEED Green Associate Accreditation

June 17, 2014

By: Tina Bushnell Sustainability received a boost at HHF Planners this last month as five planners received their LEED Green Associate accreditation. Many people know that LEED is the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system, but not so many know that LEED also encompasses Smart Growth through their LEED for Neighborhood Development rating […]

HHF Planners in the community Part 1: Kawainui Marsh

June 12, 2014

By Erin Higa The staff at HHF Planners gets out to do volunteer work…a lot. I’m sure this has much to do with the mentality of the community of planners and architects, always wanting to be involved with improving their community (like our catchphrase, “places for people”). In the short time that I’ve been at […]

HHF Newsflash: Recognition for Historic Preservation

June 03, 2014

By: Erin Higa At the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 40th Annual Preservation Honor Awards on Friday night, HHF was recognized for multiple projects:    Preservation Commendation Award, Hickam Building 1102 Cultural Landscape Report Tree Protection Plan Preservation Commendation Award, Fort Kamehameha Historic District Cultural Landscape Report Historic American Landscapes Survey Interpretive Trail Plan Preservation Award, IBM Building […]

John Hagihara, Biking his way to fame

May 28, 2014

#commutersofHNL profile: John Hagihara, HHF “be patient, don’t rush yourself.” http://t.co/4WjPXWe1qD HHF BTWD blog pic.twitter.com/dvjgeSqXDu — HI Bicycling League (@RideAloha) May 27, 2014 Our Blog Star, John Hagihara is getting a little more shine from Bike to Work Day 2014!  As a member of the Hawaii Bicycling League, John was featured as the profile of the […]

Where Bike Planning and GIS…Cross Paths

May 28, 2014

By: Rob James and Aydee Zielke Here at HHF, being a part of any effort to make Honolulu more bike-friendly is top-of-mind. In 2012, our firm updated the City and County of Honolulu’s O‘ahu Bike Plan. The aim of this plan is to help Honolulu conceptualize an island community where bicycling is a safe, viable, and […]

HHF Newsflash: Wendie McAllaster, Principal!

May 27, 2014

By: Erin Higa HHF Planners made an exciting announcement on Friday, as our own Wendie McAllaster, ASLA, has been promoted from Senior Associate to Principal!  Wendie joins Tom, Dave, Scott and Rick to lead our team of innovators. Tom Fee to the press: “The depth and breadth of her experience, and the respect she’s earned […]