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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »