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 »

750 N Glebe Top Out Party

November 7, 2018

Yesterday we were delighted to join the Contractors, Design Team and Owner at 750 N Glebe to celebrate “topping out” the building structure. It was a pleasure to see familiar faces, and to see the progress of this building taking shape. Thanks to all for your hospitality! Below are a few photos of the structure and our Rhodeside & Harwell … Read more »


September 27, 2018

RHI’s 2018 PARK(ing) Day installation encouraged visitors to share plant stories and hang out in a cozy, planted seating nook. The parklet had a variety of shrubs and grasses creating comfortable protection from traffic and a beautiful “green thumb” on the street. As people stopped by to write and draw, the clothesline of postcards filled up, creating a lovely montage … Read more »

Rhodeside & Harwell wins Potomac ASLA Merit Award

May 14, 2018

Left to Right: Sukirti Ghosh, Eric Feldman, Chris Rzomp (Gensler), Deana Rhodeside, Elliot Rhodeside We are honored to accept the Merit Award in Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design from the Potomac Chapter of ASLA for our work on the Sandy Springs Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans. As it completed its first decade as an incorporated city in metropolitan Atlanta, … Read more »

Fairfax County Approves Embark Richmond Highway Plan

March 26, 2018

We’re excited to announce that the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan amendment, that which re-envisions land use development along the Richmond Highway corridor, was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this week. Rhodeside & Harwell has been involved in rethinking the transit corridor since 2013. Our team, working in close collaboration with County officials and staff, helped develop the … Read more »

KaBOOM! releases Play Everywhere Playbook

March 19, 2018

For kids, play is essential to promoting healthy brain development, building cognitive skills, and supporting overall physical and mental health—all of which provide the foundation for success in school and in life. Yet today’s kids are playing less than any previous generation, and the barriers to play are greatest for those living in poverty. There is a growing recognition that … Read more »

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 »