Master of Geography
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bachelor of Sociology
Wittenberg University

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Planners
Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute
American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter
Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council

Areas of Special Competence

Master Planning
Land Use Planning
Facility Planning
Federal Planning

Rob James, AICP

Principal | Vice President

Years Experience: 19

A geographer at heart, Rob James enjoys using a wide variety of GIS software to analyze, understand, and visualize solutions to challenging planning problems. His broad understanding of data management, spatial datasets, appropriate methodologies, and industry mapping standards helps integrate the varied disciplines of GIS with many of HHF’s planning projects. He has extensive experience overseeing land use, military, and facilities planning projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific region, including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Japan, and the Indian Ocean. He also manages the company’s GIS program and information technology resources.

Personal Awards

National Geographic Award in Cartography, 2003

Representative Projects

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii Installation Master Plan, Kāneʻohe, O‘ahu
  • Pacific Missile Range Facility Installation Development Plan, Kekaha, Kaua‘i
  • Commander, Navy Region Japan Port Operations Shore Infrastructure Plan, Japan and Diego Garcia
  • Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Shore Infrastructure Vision 2018 Plan, Hawai‘i
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii Optimization Plan, Hawai‘i

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