Gingerbread Creations in Gingertown

December 6, 2017

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 »

Green-Wood’s Cultural Landscape Report with Faye Harwell

November 27, 2017

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 enough information to make you … Read more »

Design, Equity and Community Healing at ASLA 2017

October 23, 2017

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 embedded into the urban landscape, … Read more »

3550 Commonwealth Park master plan underway

October 20, 2017

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      

Installation begins at UVA Remembrance Garden

October 5, 2017

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.              

Sandy Springs receives Georgia Planning Association award

October 2, 2017

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 new set of planning and … Read more »

PARKing Day – Show your colors

September 15, 2017

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.    

U.S. Embassies Worldwide

September 15, 2017

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 Design Excellence programs. Our professional … Read more »

Tower Grove Park Master Plan Unveiled

September 8, 2017

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 incorporating invigorating programming, relevant for … Read more »

Urban Development Area for the City of Salem

June 19, 2017

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 Street UDA). Following adoption of … Read more »

Lighting Trade Show at RHI

June 14, 2017

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.        

Q Street Alley wins Potomac ASLA Merit Award

May 22, 2017

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 alley as a landscaped pedestrian … Read more »