Kawainui Wetland & Forest Restoration Project

September 13, 2016

Kawainui Marsh represents the largest remaining wetland in the State of Hawai‘i. It was recognized as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2005 for its historical, biological, and cultural significance. Proper management and restoration of Kawainui marsh is critical to maintain and enhance the important breeding, nesting, feeding, and refuge site for endangered and […]

IBM Building Landscape

June 19, 2014

HHF Planners (HHF) helped develop the landscape treatment for the renovation of the historic IBM Building located in Honolulu, under the direction of landscape architects, Surface Design Inc. The iconic building with its distinctive grille facade was designed by famed local architect Vladimir Ossipoff in 1962 and is currently owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation […]

Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex Master Plan

June 18, 2014

A Plan for Restoration and Sustainment The State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is updating the master plan for the Kawainui-Hāmākua Marsh Complex. The approximately 1,006-acre project area also includes Pu‘uoehu Ridge, acquired by the State. This marsh complex is the largest wetland in the […]

Honolulu General Plan Update

December 11, 2013

The Honolulu General Plan is a collection of overarching objectives and policies that guide land use, development, growth, and capital improvement expenditures within the County, with a planning horizon of 25 years. First adopted in 1977, the City Charter requires that the General Plan be reviewed at least every 10 years. HHF Planners (HHF) is proud […]

Groundbreaking and blessing for Koa Ridge

Koa Ridge Makai-Waiawa

November 29, 2013

HHF led a multi-disciplinary team in evaluating the potential impacts of Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai‘i’s new, 760-acre master planned community in Central O‘ahu, which will consist of 5,000 homes, a major medical center, Village Center, commercial, light industrial, and community support amenities. HHF prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) complying with Hawai‘i’s environmental law […]

Leeward Community College LRDP

November 27, 2013

The Leeward Community College Long Range Development Plan is a comprehensive plan that guides physical development based on the College’s academic needs and objectives. The planning process included a series of campus workshops (including a collaborative mural) and stakeholder interviews which, in turn, built a vision for future campus programming and facility requirements. The Ultimate […]

Hilo Bayfront Trails

November 27, 2013

The County of Hawai‘i selected HHF to develop a community-based, multi-use trails master plan to enhance the bayfront’s natural beauty; increase access for residents and visitors; highlight the area’s cultural significance; and protect the fragile coastline and surrounding waterways. Stretching three miles—from Hilo Harbor to the Wailuku River—the project area comprises over 700 acres, including […]

Doris Duke Foundation

November 21, 2013

The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) was established in the late 1990’s subsequent to the passing of Doris Duke. The DDFIA assumed ownership of Ms. Duke’s 5-acre estate, Shangri La. In her will Ms. Duke set aside Shangri La to serve as a center to appreciate Islamic Art and culture, consistent with the […]

Wake Island HALS

November 20, 2013

HHF Planners prepared a Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) of Wake Island Airfield, designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1985 for its significance in the history of World War II in the Pacific. The atoll’s innumerable historic and cultural resources and current military operations are presently managed by Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The […]