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Taylor Farm Park Master Plan ASLA Potomac Chapter Honor Award in Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design 2022

June 17, 2022

The Pandemic underscored how critical our parks are to our communities and our well-being. So, when the chance to plan a new 100-acre park presented itself, the RHI team recognized this rare opportunity. In an area with few parks, the people of Sandston, Virginia were ready to be active participants in the planning process.   The existing, heavily wooded property donated … Read more »

Brook Branch Park – ASLA Potomac Chapter Merit Award Historic Preservation 2022

June 17, 2022

Congratulations to the RHI team and our consultants on the win this year for their work on Branch Brook Park! The Branch Brook Park Alliance (BBPA) was formed in 1999 by a passionate community to restore a landscape work of art: Essex County Branch Brook Park, designed by the Olmsted firm between 1898 -1937.   Bringing neighbors, government, and abundant enthusiasm … Read more »

Proudly Introducing Our New Principals

April 5, 2022

Quickly moving through the ranks, RHI’s five newly promoted Principals – Derrick Wolbaum, Sukirti Ghosh, Drew Taylor, Jennifer Koch, and Rebecca May – have grown together and helped push the firm to new heights. They exemplify mentorship, hard work, and professionalism in a way that reflects the firm’s core values and are poised to keep RHI at the forefront of landscape … Read more »

Rhodeside Harwell Wins Major Design Awards for Riverside Revitalization in Greenville, N.C.

November 5, 2021

Multi-Phase Waterfront and Uptown Development Receives 2021 “Great Places” Recognition ALEXANDRIA, VA (6/22/21) – Rhodeside Harwell (RHI), a planning and landscape architecture firm with offices in Virginia and New York, has received two additional awards for planning and design projects along the Tar River in Greenville, N.C. The firm’s master plan for the 20-acre Town Common has earned a 2021 … Read more »

Now Hiring an Urban Designer

February 26, 2021

We strongly believe in creating human-scaled built form, leveraging the power of multidisciplinary thinking to artfully transform spaces. We are committed to making the ever-expanding urban realm more livable, beautiful, and functional. Our current urban design work encompasses a broad variety of projects, including small area plans, corridor plans, land use plans, transit-oriented development plans related to multimodal transportation projects, … Read more »

Expanding Our Leadership in 2021

February 22, 2021

RHI/Rhodeside Harwell is thrilled to announce the promotion of five new Associate Principals – Derrick Wolbaum, Drew Taylor, Jennifer Koch, Rebecca May, and Sukirti Ghosh. With decades of combined experience covering countless sectors and cities, they’ve all grown together at the firm and are poised to keep RHI at the forefront of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. 

Now Hiring a Project Planner

February 5, 2021

RHI is seeking to hire a Project Planner with 1-4 years of experience. Our current planning work encompasses a broad variety of projects, including comprehensive plans for large and small jurisdictions, land use plans related to multimodal transportation projects, small area plans, urban design guidelines, and public open space plans. In addition, our work focuses on creating forums and processes … Read more »

35-Year Anniversary: Building Successful and Meaningful Places Wordwide

January 1, 2021

This year marks a monumental milestone for RHI/Rhodeside Harwell: Our 35th anniversary! Since the beginning, our directors Deana, Faye and Elliot, committed our practice to doing outstanding work no matter what the scale or importance of the project; to engage our clients and communities to plan and design meaningful and responsive projects; to create a studio environment that would be … Read more »

Fredericksburg River Front Park

December 24, 2020

For nearly eight years, The City of Fredericksburg and RHI have been working to bring new life to the city’s Riverfront Park. Now nearly 55% through construction, we are beginning to see the forms of the park space coming to life! On a recent site visit, RHI’s Elliot Rhodeside and Derrick Wolbaum had the opportunity to take in-progress photos, as … Read more »

National Native American Veterans Memorial Opening in Washington, D.C.

November 23, 2020

Open to the public November 11, 2020, the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, establishes a tribute recognizing Native service members for their service in the U.S. military. RHI was honored to work with Quinn Evans and artist Harvey Pratt on a design for the memorial symbolizing the country’s respect for Native Americans’ service and patriotism. A virtual … Read more »

American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter, 2020, Commendation in General Design: University of Virginia West Lawn Accessibility Design

October 26, 2020

RHI is thrilled to announce that we were awarded a Merit Award for Social Impact as part of the Potomac ASLA awards ceremony for our work on the University of Virginia West Lawn! For the project, RHI was commissioned to create barrier-free connections across The Lawn. Exhaustive stakeholder consultation and numerous design alternatives ultimately resulted in the installation of two … Read more »

American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter, 2020, Commendation in General Design: University of Virginia Remembrance Garden

October 26, 2020

The University Remembrance Garden, completed in 2017, is a nurturing place for the community to come together to draw strength and find solace, heal, and memorialize those students who have been lost during their time at the University. RHI facilitated a collaborative process that included student and faculty representatives to refine earlier visions of the memorial garden and develop site … Read more »