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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 »

We’re Hiring!

September 3, 2020

OUR TEAM: RHI is seeking new staff to join our award-winning team of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners.  Our work includes public urban plazas, streetscapes, parks and open space design, community revitalization, diplomatic and educational campus design, and historic preservation.  We work locally, nationally and internationally with both public and private sector clients. Our office of 30 people is … 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 »

East View of Construction site – 2nd Floor Courtyard below

PARKING DAY 2018 PLANT STORIES

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 »

Stories hang on a clothesline in a garden as part of an art installation

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 »

Award Winners - Sukirti Ghosh, Eric Feldman, Chris Rzomp (Gensler), Deana Rhodeside, Elliot Rhodeside

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 »

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 »