, , , Richmond Highway Urban Design Study

October 20, 2017

A Multimodal Approach Transforms an Urban Corridor Following the completion of the landmark Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, which explored a range of mobility options for a 15-mile section of one of Virginia’s most congested corridors, RHI began work on key elements of Fairfax County’s Embark Comprehensive Plan. This included an urban design study and the planning and design of … Read more »

, Comprehensive Plan

September 28, 2017

Faced with significant development pressures, legacy zoning and a lack of tools to appropriately guide and manage growth, the City of Sandy Springs retained RHI to lead an ambitious citywide effort to develop a new set of planning and regulatory tools: a citywide comprehensive plan, four small area plans for key growth areas, and a new development code to align … Read more »

, , Roswell Road Corridor

September 28, 2017

A nine-mile corridor through the City of Sandy Springs, Roswell Road functions as the city’s “main street,” connecting commercial areas to residential neighborhoods while providing a major transportation link between job centers and neighborhoods in the Atlanta metropolitan region. As the city urbanizes and seeks to become more walkable, Roswell Road remains a primarily suburban, auto-oriented corridor, defined by strip-commercial … Read more »

, MARTA Station Areas

September 28, 2017

The MARTA Red Line connects the City of Sandy Springs to the Atlanta metropolitan region at four MARTA stations within city boundaries. The North Springs Station currently serves as the end-of-the-line station, yet MARTA plans to extend the Red Line further to the north, with a future Northridge Station planned in northern Sandy Springs. Leveraging these changes as an opportunity … Read more »

, Perimeter Center Improvement District

September 28, 2017

The largest employment center in the southeast, the Perimeter Center is notable for its large concentration of corporate office centers and the cluster of hospitals and related healthcare complexes that serves the greater Atlanta region. While these employment anchors attract a daily influx of commuters, the area lacks the housing options and amenities that would enable more employees to live … Read more »

US Embassy Jakarta

September 27, 2017

This US Embassy replaces an aging compound with a major contemporary presence suited to Indonesia’s growing international importance. The architecture is notable for being one of the first examples of the Department of State’s commitment to Design Excellence. To mitigate the impact of perimeter security on the host city, the Embassy uses a carefully designed sequence of planted setbacks, low … Read more »

US Embassies Worldwide

September 15, 2017

Over the past 20 years, RHI has provided landscape architecture and site planning for the US diplomatic missions abroad.  We’ve led initiatives including “net zero” water management, secure site design, use of native materials and local craftsmanship in support of the Department of State’s Design Excellence programs. Our team is well-versed in the complexities of planning and design for American … Read more »

US Consulate General Monterrey

September 14, 2017

The new U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico is set in a valley surrounded by the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range. The landscape design for the compound takes advantage of spectacular views and maximizes the benefits of the climatic conditions. Perimeter and garden spaces incorporate required security include featuring native evergreen shade trees and plantings, locally quarried and fabricated stone … Read more »

US Embassy Helsinki

September 13, 2017

RHI worked with the Page team to develop and renovate this U.S. Embassy site in the historic Kaivopuisto neighborhood of Helsinki.  The project allowed for the consolidation of all Embassy functions and includes construction of a new facilities. Renovation of the existing buildings includes an office annex to create the Innovation Center. The Embassy campus now provides a secure, modern, … Read more »

US Embassy Port au Prince

September 13, 2017

The new U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti incorporates ideas for preserving and enhancing the site’s tropical ecology, capturing and reusing stormwater, and prioritizing native planting and local artistry in the landscape. Many of these ideas were introduced into embassy site development and construction through this project, earning it Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) first … Read more »

US Embassy Kampala

September 13, 2017

Water abundance and quality is important, especially in Uganda. The landscape design at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala incorporates eco-diplomacy as a way to share ideas about sustainable water management strategies. Visible stormwater features manage surface water flow and traverse the site’s steep slopes while adding an ephemeral visual and auditory interest during rain storms. A sanitary water treatment system … Read more »

US Embassy Valetta

September 13, 2017

The landscape design for the new eight-building U.S. Embassy campus in this Mediterranean capital reflects the contemporary needs of a modern, diplomatic campus and the rich history of the island nation. Many artifacts, including early Roman tombs, remain buried within the site in accordance with the country’s Environmental Protection Agency’s preservation methods. In these archaeological areas, broad stone gardens contain … Read more »