cultural landscape report kicks off for Green-Wood Cemetery, iconic open space in Brooklyn

December 19, 2016

Green-Wood Cemetery is a national historic treasure offering rolling hills of verdant lawn and winding tree-lined streets of a grand scale in Brooklyn, New York City. As with many of New York’s open spaces, Hurricane Sandy ravaged Green-Wood’s mature trees, ripping them from the ground, but in turn presented the Cemetery with an opportunity to move one step closer toward … Read more »

National China Garden news article by Cheryl Corson

December 15, 2016

Recently published on Capital Community News, Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA wrote a thoughtful, descriptive article about National China Garden. “It takes a long time to build public landscapes in Washington, DC. With hearings and approvals required at every stage of the design process from commissions and agencies at all levels of government, design development can easily last over a decade. … Read more »

Sandy Springs Comp Plan Approved for state review

December 7, 2016

On December 6 City Council in Sandy Springs approved the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, concluding the public input process. Read the article here: ‘Council Approves Sandy Springs Comp Plan for State Review’ by John Ruch   

Greenville Town Common Master Plan Unanimously Approved By City Council

November 21, 2016

A transformative plan to create a community and regional destination along Greenville, North Carolina’s riverfront, moves closer to reality. On November 10th, City Council unanimously approved RHI’s master plan for Greenville Town Common.  Proposed master plan elements will strengthen connections to the Tar River, provide year-round activities, celebrate history, and stimulate economic development in the City’s Uptown district. Check out … Read more »

Playground Opens at Greenville Town Common

November 21, 2016

Children of all abilities and ages now have a place for play at Greenville Town Common.  After a one-year design and construction process, Town Common Playground opened to the public on November 19th.  The one-acre inclusive playground, is the first project to be implemented as part of a visionary plan to transform the riverfront park.  Rhodeside & Harwell is currently … Read more »

RHI Director Deana Rhodeside interview with APA

November 8, 2016

Check out this interview with RHI Director Deana Rhodeside about her career in planning. https://www.planning.org/careercenter/careergps/

RHI celebrates 30 year anniversary

November 7, 2016

This year is Rhodeside & Harwell’s 30th Anniversary, and it was a pleasure celebrating with family, friends, and colleagues at our office last week.  Pictured below (left to right) are Faye Harwell, FASLA, Deana Rhodeside, Ph.D., and Elliot Rhodeside, FASLA.    

Colleen Williams’ Drawings featured in Representing Landscapes: Hybrid

October 31, 2016

RHI’s Colleen Williams’ collection of drawings is featured in Representing Landscapes: Hybrid book showcased in #ASLA2016 annual meeting and expo. The book, which demonstrates the layering of different media types to create dynamic graphics, includes Colleen’s work from a student project that conceptualized a memorial for the Boston Marathon bombings.      

Nigel Dunnett and Thomas Rainer speak at ASLA 2016

October 28, 2016

Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technology at the University of Sheffield, and RHI principal Thomas Rainer recently spoke together to a packed house at #ASLA2016 about innovative public realm planting.  

PARKing Day 2016 – Connecting the Parks

September 16, 2016

  PARKing Day is a world-wide event where designers, planners, and citizens alike transform parking spaces into temporary parks. The event brings awareness to the role of public spaces and how little it takes to create an inviting place.   This park asks the public how they use parks and what their park needs are. Inspired by Nancy Belmont’s recent … Read more »

greenville town common playground construction begins

August 3, 2016

Earlier this week, the design team conducted a charrette for the Town Common project in Greenville, NC . Construction is beginning soon on the project’s first phase, the playground, and Ron and Qiaojue grabbed a picture with the new signage.  We are looking forward to seeing the playground take shape and creating a fun space for the community to enjoy.  

Sandy Springs City-Wide Open House

July 24, 2016

  City of Sandy Springs, GA (http://thenext10.org/). A City-wide Open House, attracting more than 150 participants, presented the concepts and recommendations from the draft Comprehensive Plan and provided multiple opportunities for comments.  To learn more about the process, the draft plan and the community meetings, please visit the links below: http://thenext10.org/comprehensive-plan/ http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/07/21/next-ten-previews-future-planning-sandy-springs/   For additional information and press releases: http://patch.com/georgia/sandysprings/next-10-remains-front-center-sandy-springs … Read more »