Our team was in the holiday spirit last night, building our gingerbread creation and bringing Gingertown to life! Thank you to David M. Schwarz Architects for being generous hosts and to all of the sponsors for contributing and supporting this festive event. It was fantastic to see so much money raised for local DC-based charities…. Read more »
Faye Harwell recently spoke at Green-Wood Cemetery as part of a Cultural Landscape lecture series. Faye led our team of distinguished landscape designers, arborists, historians and hydrologists to create an extensive and unique Cultural Landscape Report for Green-Wood. The report serves as a historical treasure and beneficial resource for the cemetery and is comprised of… Read more »
Elliot Rhodeside, FASLA and Ron Sessoms were both speakers for an inspiring session at the ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO (#ASLA2017), entitled “Healing, Reclamation, & Reweaving: Equitable Development in Design.” The session served as an opportunity to reflect on the process of designing for equitable development while countering the legacy of urban renewal and exclusion… Read more »
In partnership with Rebuilding Together Alexandria and Alexandria’s PARKnership program, a master plan for 3550 Commonwealth is underway! This plan evolves a 2015 plan for a vacant lot adjacent to the Chick Armstrong Recreation Center, and includes games tables, open play space, natural play, and trike path. For more information: 3550 Commonwealth Avenue … Read more »
Installation has begun on the precast concrete wall panels for the ‘University Remembrance Garden’ located on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. The design was a collaborative effort between Rhodeside & Harwell, Fine Concrete and the University.
We are honored and delighted that our work on the The Next Ten planning initiative in Sandy Springs, GA has received an award for “Outstanding Planning Process—Large Scale” from the Georgia Planning Association. The City of Sandy Springs, in the Atlanta metro area, retained Rhodeside & Harwell to lead a multidisciplinary team in developing a… Read more »
RHI’s 2017 PARKing Day installation brought a burst of color to King Street with over 500 cardboard tubes. The colorful, circular wall made for great photos and fun. A special thanks goes to ABC Imaging and Global Printing for their generous supply of cardboard tubes to make this project a success.
Over the past 18 years and in more than 50 countries, Rhodeside & Harwell has provided landscape architectural design and site planning for the US diplomatic missions abroad. We have led breakthrough initiatives, including “net zero” water management, secure site design, use of native materials and local craftsmanship in support of the Department of State’s… Read more »
Over 200 people attended the public open house last Wednesday for the unveiling of the Tower Grove Park Master Plan—a vision for the park into the next 20 years. With Tower Grove Park nearing its 150th anniversary, the master plan remains rooted in its rich history, respecting its status as a National Historic Landmark, while… Read more »
For the past year, our team has been working alongside the City of Salem to develop an Urban Development Area (UDA) along their East Main Street corridor. This is the second UDA project that Rhodeside & Harwell has completed with Salem. The first UDA consisted of identifying three different UDA boundaries (including the East Main… Read more »
Last week we had a mini trade show in our office as representatives from Alliance Lighting came in to discuss the newest trends in commercial and residential lighting solutions.
This past Thursday night, the Q Street Alley was awarded the Potomac ASLA chapter’s Merit Award. The Q Street Alley is a first-generation green alley that shows how an underutilized public space can both clean stormwater and serve a useful social space. The existing site was a popular neighborhood cut-through, so our team designed the… Read more »
About a year ago, RHI’s design for Braddock Lofts Courtyard in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia was constructed and planted. Now, the planting is beginning to fill in nicely. See images below.
Rhodeside & Harwell’s transformative concept for the North Shore High Line competition generated lots of interest at the annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Business Conference late last week.
Rhodeside & Harwell has been enlisted by Arlington County to create a master plan for South Park, a piece of land located downstream of Four Mile Run where the stream meets the Potomac River. The park spans between Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) and Potomac Avenue. The Arlington County and City of Alexandria boundary line bisects… Read more »
As part of an ongoing bike and pedestrian plan in Staunton, VA, Ron Sessoms and Max Pastore recently visited to test out the planned new routes. They brought along RHI’s new folding bicycles, which were perfectly portable for the train ride. During their three day visit, Ron and Max met with members of the City staff,… Read more »
The Architectural Record recently did a piece featuring new U.S. Embassies titled ‘New U.S. Embassies by America’s Top Architects.’ RHI worked with Davis Brody Bond on the U.S. Embassy Compound in Jakarta, Indonesia. Check out this one and others in the post here: Architectural Record: See Designs for New U.S. Embassies by America’s Top Architects… Read more »
RHI’s Thomas Rainer sat down with Pacific Horticulture for a conversation focused on addressing contemporary environmental, social, and ecological concerns through an understanding of natural plant palettes. Watch the video by Pacific Horticulture here: Gardening in a Post-Wild World by Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor
Last week, our office was fortunate enough to host a book launch with Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign. Frederick co-edited “Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning” for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, with contributions by PennDesign faculty past and present.
RHI Director Faye Harwell and Bill Reininger, Park Director, conduct an interview with local press in St. Louis, Missouri, ahead of public meetings for a master plan design for Tower Grove Park. Rhodeside & Harwell was awarded the project in 2015 and will be documenting the history of the park and creating a plan for… Read more »