PBR HAWAII provides professional services in the fields of Regional, Community, Facilities, Campus and Urban Planning. In our planning process, we emphasize resource analysis, community relations, land use compatibility, government plans, policies and regulations, infrastructure support requirements, and a well-coordinated, multi-disciplined team approach to find creative solutions to complex problems that meet our client’s goals.
PBR HAWAII employs a contextual approach as part of its planning process. We study each new project to distinguish the existing problems and potential opportunities that may influence our clients’ goals. We conduct studies of topography, soils, vegetation, climate and surrounding land uses to understand the site’s environmental relationships. We employ outside specialists when necessary to support our efforts with expertise in a wide range of special fields such as: engineering, architecture, biology, hydrology, archaeology, marketing, economics, and demographics. From these studies, we are able to develop unique programs and approaches from which creative and practical solutions may be derived.
We believe that our finished products (whether a development plan or a specialized study) are sources of information, programs for correction, and estimates of future needs. Our plans are designed to reflect our clients’ goals, to coordinate actions, and to guide project implementation. But most importantly, our plans are intended to serve as a framework for decision making. Therefore, a close rapport is always maintained with our clients so that our finished products meet their needs and expectations.
Park and Recreation Planning
GIS and Spatial Analysis
3-D Modeling, Renderings and View Analysis
- Location Anahola, Kaua‘i
- Notable 2010 American Planning Association, Community-Based Planning Award
PBR HAWAII, at the request of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), initiated the Anahola Town Center Planning process to bring together a diverse group of community stakeholders including community members and decision makers in a charrette. The charrette was used to make informed and action driven development decisions. Through this planning process, the stakeholders created a physical plan. Synergistic relationships were identified showing how community, culture, education, and commerce can address the community’s needs and desires while optimizing the opportunities of a growing diverse community.
DHHL’s commitment to providing Anahola with the opportunity for self-determination in developing its future prompted DHHL to allocate land in Anahola for a Town Center. Use of the charrette planning methodology inspired both pride and a sense of ownership in a planned town center created for and by the residents of Anahola.
The result of the effort was the creation of a preferred plan designed by the community and the development of a grass-roots Community Management Team. In addition, a storybook was created for DHHL and the Community’s use, as a move toward making the town center a reality.
- Anahola Town Center Community-Based Master Plan
- Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan
- Kahanu Garden Master Plan
- Kuki‘o Anchialine Pond Management Plan
- Lihu‘e Town Core Urban Design Plan
- South Kaua‘i Community Plan
- Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2015
- Transit-Oriented Development Educational Outreach
- University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu Non-Campus Lands Urban Design Plan
- University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu Makai Lands Long Range Development Plan, Entitlements and Landscape Architecture