Dana Anne Yee, Landscape Architect, LLC.

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Founded in 1996 and based in Hawaiʻi, my firm, Dana Anne Yee, Landscape Architect, LLC. has over 27 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture. I am a registered Landscape Architect in Hawaii with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a Certified Arborist (CA) with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council.  I was elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows in 2012.

After receiving my Bachelors of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Davis in 1984, I returned home to Hawaiʻi and worked as a Senior Associate for Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc. for 10 years prior to starting my own practice.

I am an active member and past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Hawaii Chapter, past president of the Friends of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, and current vice-president of Scenic Hawaii, Inc.

My travels throughout the world, involvement in many volunteer organizations, teaching art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts to Kindergarten and 1st grade budding artist and my many different interest in my life including; art, plants, photography, sculpture, woodworking, print making and jewelry making, have been influential in my designing of landscape architectural landscapes.

I specialize in the landscape development of commercial, governmental and residential projects. I provide full landscape architectural services in the areas of site planning, planting design, irrigation design, construction drawings, specifications, presentation drawings and construction administration. I use a variety of design tools, such as AutoCAD drawings and colored master plans. My firm is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business (SB) and a Women-Owned Business (WOSB).  I complete projects on time and maintain a strict quality of control over all of my projects.

I feel that it is important to meet and work with my clients to design a landscape that will meet their needs both functionally and aesthetically. I enjoy creating spaces that are designed for the use of each client; whether it be a nice patio shaded by a flowering tree, a gathering place at an office courtyard or a tricycle pathway and raised garden for a preschool garden.

I take pride in the extra steps I perform during all phases of the project from the design to the construction administration phase. I hand select quality and healthy trees directly from the source to avoid a double move and stress on each tree. I select plant material based on their color, texture, form and how well they compliment each other. I then direct the placement and planting of each tree to accentuate the tree's best side and location. I also create spaces though the designing of the hardscape such as paving and low walls. The right plant is important so I personally place the shrubs, ground cover and other special plants in their most suitable location.

I feel that the planting design should include, whenever possible, developing a sustainable landscape though the use of planting Native and Drought Tolerant ground covers, grasses, shrubs and trees. This will help to create a sustainable landscape to preserve our limited natural resources and help to plan for future generations in Hawaiʻi.

The best part of my job and biggest compliment that I receive is when I see and hear how happy my clients are in their new landscape gardens.


EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science Degree
in Landscape Architecture,
University of California at Davis
1984

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Society of Landscape Architects,
Executive Board Member:
    Past President1996 -1997
    President1995 -1996
    President Elect1994 -1995
    Vice-President1990 -1991, 1993 -1994
    Member 1988 -present
Parade of Homes Judge1992
Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii
Committee Member
1993 -2006
Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens:
    Board of Trustees1996 -2003, 2007 -present
    Spring Plant Sale Chair1997
    Midsummer Night's Gleam Chair1998
    Executive Committee, President1999 -2000
Green Hawaii Committee1997 -2006
Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise2000 -2001
Scenic Hawaii Board2007 -present
    Vice President2011 -present
Historic Preservation Committee for Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project Committee Member as part of the City and County of Honolulu's Team2011 -present
Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA)2012 -present
Elks Honolulu Lodge No. 6162013 -present
Mayor's Office of the Culture and the Arts Commissioner, City and County of Honolulu2013 -present
Diamond Head Scenic Byway Committee Significant Trees in the Byway Coridor Sub Committee2014 -present
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1996 to present
Dana Anne Yee, Landscape Architect, LLC

Specializes in landscape development of commercial and residential projects, and provides full landscape architectural services including; site planning, planting design, irrigation design, construction drawings, specifications, presentation drawings and construction administration.

Projects completed and currently being developed by this office:

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel1997
Tiffany & Co., Waikīkī
(Schematic Master Plan)
Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel
(Schematic Master Plan)
1997
Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki
Waikīkī, Hawaiʻi
2007
Ohana Waikiki West Hotel
Waikīkī, Hawaiʻi
2006
 
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES:
Palama Settlement
Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
1997
Kapolei Shell
Kapolei, Hawaiʻi
2000
Nordic Construction Office
Gentry Business Park Facility, Hawaiʻi
2006
Hale Naʻau Pono, Pāhoa, Waiʻanae Coast Community Mental Health Center,
Waiʻanae, Hawaiʻi
Current
Hawaii National Bank—Kapiʻolani Branch Project
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
2009
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Kapolei, Hawaiʻi
Current
Waiʻanae Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Garden and Meandering Pathway Entrance, Waiʻanae, HawaiʻiCurrent
McDonald's Waipouli, Kauaʻi
Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi
current
McDonald's Laulani Shopping Center
Ewa Beach, Hawaiʻi
current
3212 Monsarrat Avenue
Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
sold
Assets School
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
current
Kahe Farrington Roadside Landscaping with HECO
Kahe, Hawaiʻi
2014
Expansion to American Savings Bank ñ Mililani Technology Park
Mililani, Hawaiʻi
2014
 McDonald's Kapahulu Project
Kapahulu, Hawaiʻi
current
Hawaiʻi Film Studio—1960's Hawaiʻi 5-0 Studio
Diamond Head, Hawaiʻi
current
American Savings Bank Multi-Complex, Mililani Technology Park
Mililani, Hawaiʻi
current
 
PARKS AND RECREATION PROJECTS:
Maili Beach Park, City and County of Honolulu
(Schematic Landscape Master Plan)
1999
Ala Wai Base Yard
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
1999
Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor, City and County of Honolulu
(Schematic Landscape Plan)
1999
Honolulu Botanical Gardens at Foster Gardens Main Entrance
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
2000
Punahou Square Park
City and County of Honolulu
2001
Waiʻalae Beach Park
City and County of Honolulu
2005
Mauʻumae Nature Park
City and County of Honolulu
2003
Makiki Town Center and Wilder Avenue Revitalization
City and County of Honolulu
2003
Waiʻalae Beach Park—Phase II
City and County of Honolulu
2006
Waiʻanae District Park—Parking Lot Improvements
City and County of Honolulu
2010
Wilder Avenue Street Tree Beautification Project
City and County of Honolulu
2010
 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI PROJECTS:
Kahuku Police Station Helipad
Kahuku, Hawaiʻi
current
Diamond Head State Monument Loop and Return Trail
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
2012
 
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU PROJECTS:
Chinatown Riverwalk Study—ASLA First Phase - Contract 12010
 
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL PROJECTS:
Kamehameha Schools, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, ʻIolani and Kapuāiwa Dormitory Renovations1997
Hokulani Elementary Schools Peace Garden2000
Maryknoll High School Landscape Master Plan2001
Maryknoll Preschool Play Area2000
Kohala High and Elementary School
Kohala, Hawaiʻi
1999
Maryknoll Grade School Administration Building2000
Maryknoll Grade School Air Condition2002
Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawaiʻi2004
Seagull Schools/Schematic Plan, Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi2005
Seagull Schools/Schematic Plan, Ocean Pointe, Ewa, Hawaiʻi2005
Hokulani Elementary School Peace Garden, Phase II2006
Maryknoll School/Off-Site Parking Lot at Clark and Whitney Streets2013
Maryknoll White House, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi2010
Ke Kula O Samuel M. Kamakau Charter School, Haʻiku, Hawaiʻi2011
Maryknoll School—Alexander Street Apartments Demo Project, Honolulu, Hawaiʻicurrent
 
FIRE STATIONS:
Kalihi Kai Fire Station, Station 31/Master Plan, Kalihi, Hawaiʻi2007
 
CHURCHES:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kailua Kona Hawaiʻi Temple2000
Sacred Heart Church Schematic and Construction Documents
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
2004
First Chinese Church of Christ, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi2004
 
THEATERS:
Fort Shafter Richardson Theater, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi2009
 
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES:
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Tasaki Residence, Hawaiʻi Loa Ridge1998
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Chun Residence, Salt Lake1997
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wong Residence, Niu Valley1997
Mr. and Mrs. Darrick Kaya Residence, Kahala Kua1997
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ho Residence, Nuʻuanu1998
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Arinaga Residence, Kahala Kua2000
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yamanaka, Mānoa2001
Dr. Walter Chang Residence, Kahala1999
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ching Residence, Makiki1999
Dr. and Mrs. Reginald Ho Residence, Kāneʻohe1999
Mamalahoa Place, Nuʻuanu1999
Mr. and Mrs. David Whitcomb Residence, Diamond Head2000
Mr. and Mrs. Casey Kamaka Residence, Kāneʻohe2000
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Praywell Residence, Niu Valley2000
Mr. and Mrs. John Maccarone Residence, Kapalua Plantation Estates, Maui2002
Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Fuse Residence, Kahala2002
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Masterson Residence, Wailea, Maui2002
Dr. Gordon Ing and Dr. Marjorie Mau Residence, Nuʻuanu2005
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffat Residence, Koko Kai2006
Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Sharon Narimatsu Residence, Waiʻalae Iki2006
Mr. Jason and Dr. Gina Samala Residence, North Shore2006
Mr. Bob Thue and Ms. Laura Ching Residence, Diamond Head2008
Mr. Stacy Chee and Mrs. Melissa Lum Residence, Portlock2009
Dr. Joseph Meyer Residence, Kahaluʻu2010
Mrs. Dora Cheng Residence (consulting), Alewa Heights2010
Mr. and Mrs. Van Goto Residence (sub metering), Kalihi2010
Mr. Tom and Ms. Jackie Ralya Residence (sub metering), Kapolei2011
Mr. Don Horner Residence (consulting), North Shore2012
Kailua Beach Front Residence (sub metering), Kailua2012
Mrs. Herbert Choy Residence, Maunalani Heights2013
Dr. and Mrs. Bob Lee Residence, Nuʻuanu2013
Mr. Richard Hartman Residence, Waikīkīcurrent
 
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS:
Palama Settlement Arbor Day Hala Tree Planting2010
Arbor Day of Milo Trees Rolling Hills, Kapiʻolani Park2011
 
NON PROFIT PROJECTS:
Ke Kula O Samuel M. Kamakau Charter School, Haʻikū Valley2011
Waiʻanae Boys and Girls Club of Hawai699;i Native Hawaiian Garden and Meandering Pathway Entrance, Waiʻanae2012
 
LANDSCAPE SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS AND RESTORATIONS:
Elvis Presley Sculpture Installation, Neal Blaisdell Center2007
Charles Watson "Tree" Sculpture Installation, Honolulu Botanical Gardens2007
Ernest DeCoito "Earth, Man, and Heaven" Sculpture Restoration, Hawaiʻi Kai Fire Station2008
Robert Pashby "Surfer on a Wave" Sculpture Base Restoration, Waikīkī2011
 
HONORS AND AWARDS:
ASLA Award of Honor, Hokulani Elementary School Peace Garden2000
ASLA Award of Honor, Maryknoll Preschool Play Area2003
ASLA Award of Merit, Punahou Square Park2003
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Diamond Head Residence2004
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Excellence, Punahou Square park2004
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Maryknoll School2004
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Waiʻalae Beach Park2005
Building Industry Association - Hawaiʻi Grand Award, Whitcomb Residence2006
ASLA Award of Merit, Maryknoll High School Garden Entrance2006
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Charles and Sheree Moffat Residence2007
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Excellence, Hokulani Elementary School Peace Garden and Hawaiian Garden2007
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Maryknoll School Clark Street Parking Lot2008
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Elvis Preseley Sculpture Installation2008
ASLA Award of Merit, Hokulani Elementary School Peace Garden and Hawaiian Garden2009
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Nuʻuanu Family Residence2009
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Maryknoll School White House2010
Betty Crocker Landscape Award, Certificate of Appreciation, Ke Kula O Samuel M. Kamakau Charter School2011
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Excellence, Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center2012
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Excellence, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints2012
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Appreciation, Diamond Head State Monument Loop Trail Development & Ledge Trail Improvements2012
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Waiʻanae Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Garden and Meandering Pathway Entrance2012
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Herbert Y.C. Choy Residence2013
Betty Crocker Landscape Award of Honor, Dr. and Mrs. Bob Lee Residence2013
Landscape Industry Council of Hawaiʻi Sustainability Mohalu Honor Award, Waiʻanae Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Garden and Meandering Pathway Entrance2013

1986 to 1996
Senior Associate, Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc.

Landscape architect, specializing in landscape development of resort hotels, residences, condominiums, commercial projects, parks and recreation centers. Responsibilities included all aspects of landscape design, including proect design and management, client and consultant coordination, preparation of specifications and fee proposals and color presentation graphics.

Projects Manager for the following projects:

1984 to 1986
Project Landscape Designer, The Hablitzel Landscape Architectural Group

Emphasizing in commercial development, multi-family housing, office centers, shopping centers and industrial complexes. Responsibilities included project design and management, site analysis, consultant coordination, preparation of specifications and proposals, and presentation graphics.

Major projects included:

1984
The City of Sacramento, Planning and Development

Internship

1983
Imai-Wang and Associates, Sacramento,CA

Internship

1983
the City and County of Honolulu, Department of General Planning

Internship


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:

Registered Landscape Architect,
State of Hawaiʻi, No. 7076
1990
Registered Landscape Architect,
State of California, No. 3051
1990-1998
Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, No. WC-21951995
LEED-NC Accredited Professional, USGBC, No. 8A06115285, GBC! No. 102375252008
American Society of Landscape Architecture,
Fellow
2012

ARTIST EXHIBITIONS:

Artist of Hawaii 2001
"Canoe", cast silver
2001
One Person Art Show
"Our Chinatown", Honolulu Academy of Arts Linekona
2001
Artist of Hawaii 2004
"Nightfall", fused glass
2004
Hawaii Craftsmen 2005
"Silver Bells", cast silver
2005
Honolulu Printmakers
"Haleiwa", photoetching
2006
One Person Art Show
"Our Chinatown", New Life Church, Chinatown
2006
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Commitment to Excellence Exhibition
"Molokaʻi Shores", mixed media
2007
Honolulu Printmakers
"Untitled", mixed media
2008
Honolulu Printmakers 82nd Annual
"Map of Diamond Head", mixed media
2010
Honolulu Printmakers 83rd Annual
"2 Rice Bowls", etching
2011
One Person Art Show
"Selections of Photographs and Prints by Dana Anne Yee", Gallery on the Pali, first Unitarian Church
2011
Honolulu Printmakers 84th Annual
"Green Mill Cafe", cynoprint
2012
Salon de Refusés, Ekotopia Gallery
"One fish..Two fish..", etching
2013