Master of Arts, Geography (Candidate)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bachelor of Arts Anthropology-Geology
Whitman College

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Geographers
US Green Building Council

Areas of Special Competence

Cultural Resource Management
Cultural Landscapes
Historic Preservation
Environmental Planning

Tina Bushnell, LEED Green Associate


Years Experience: 21

Tina Bushnell draws from her life experience in Hawai‘i and abroad, as well as her training in archival research, ethnography, analysis and technical writing, to provide the premise for planning, the cultural significance of place. Her knowledge of the history of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian legends and culture guide the process of evaluating how culture continues to impact the built environment. At HHF Planners, Tina has collaborated on a variety of projects ranging from master plans to environmental assessments to historic preservation documents. She holds a special fondness for Cultural Landscape Reports where she is able to utilize her skills in historical analysis of Hawai‘i’s unique landscapes. Her historic preservation work has fostered an appreciation for the power of stories and histories and the importance of community participation in preservation and planning.

Speaking of stories, Tina loves to read, and to travel to distinctive places where storytelling is a national pastime.

Community Involvement

St. Anthony School  Kailua, HI, Volunteer

GoFarm Hawai‘i Waimānalo, HI, Volunteer Farmer

Representative Projects

Project Experience with Prior Firms

  • Cultural Impact Assessment for the Proposed Kapa‘a-Keālia Bike and Pedestrian Path, Kapa‘a and Keālia, Kaua‘i, 2002
  • Traditional and Cultural Practices Assessment for the Proposed Waiāhole Beach Park, Ahupua‘a of Waiāhole and Waikāne, O‘ahu, 2002
  • Burial Mitigation Plan for Board of Water Supply Work along Kamehameha Highway from Pūpūkea to Waiale‘e, O‘ahu, 2001

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