Archives

Amanda Cortez

March 30, 2021

Amanda joined RHI as a landscape designer after earning her Masters in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Prior to joining RHI, Amanda worked as a senior program manager for an environmental engineering and consulting firm. Amanda offers a diverse educational background and a broad range of professional experiences in planning, design, engineering, and communication. She is a … Read more »

Eric Feldman, AICP

March 30, 2021

Eric is an AICP-certified planner with experience ranging from land use planning, urban design and neighborhood revitalization to environmental impact analysis and public realm design. He has served as a project manager for numerous small-area plans, urban design studies, environmental assessments and multimodal transportation plans. Having joined the firm in 2004 after working on national efforts to promote smart growth … Read more »

Kevin Fisher, PLA

March 30, 2021

With more than 30 years of design and management, Kevin is a design expert who leads multi-disciplinary teams from creative vision through final constructed reality. As a principal with RHI, Kevin’s work spans the globe, with successfully built projects from Monterrey, Mexico, to Islamabad, Pakistan, as well a diverse mix of work in the Mid-Atlantic region. His portfolio is noted … Read more »

Sukirti Ghosh, LEED Green. Assoc.

March 30, 2021

In a career that spans continents, sectors, and diverse contexts and scales of design, Sukirti’s work is driven and united by his passion for urban life, “people places,” and research-informed design. Trained as an architect in his native India, Sukirti has since devoted his career to planning and urban design, as both a public sector planner and private sector consultant. … Read more »

Jennifer Glaser

March 30, 2021

As Accounting Manager, Jennifer Glaser provides the mentorship and coaching to bring creativity to profitability. With Jennifer’s persistence and diligence, she has become invaluable in keeping RHI well-organized and running smoothly. Specializing in small business management, she brings over 20 years of experience with accounting, human resources, and management. Jennifer’s management talent is indispensable, and her friendly humor and skills … Read more »

Faye Harwell, FASLA

March 30, 2021

Faye co-founded RHI 33 years ago and has designed award-winning projects throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.  Her work reflects innovative concepts in sustainability and demonstrates that new and historic landscapes are equally compatible with ecological design and the creation of vibrant, new places for people to enjoy. Faye’s expertise and passion for creating new landscapes and restoring historic … Read more »

Jenny Koch, AICP

March 30, 2021

Jenny is an urban planner driven by a love of unique and diverse places, people, and communities. Her work typically sits at the intersection of community development and resilience, public engagement and collaboration, active transportation and transit, and environmental and climate protection. Jenny is passionate about finding pragmatic yet innovative and thoughtful solutions to challenges being faced by clients and … Read more »

Jules Krinsky, PLA, ASLA

March 30, 2021

Jules  is a creative problem solver, landscape architect and urban designer. Prior to joining RHI, Jules collaborated with private developers and public agencies to create residential and mixed-use neighborhoods.  His passion for urban form lead him to pursue a Masters in Urban Design at Georgia Tech. While studying at Georgia Tech, he traveled throughout Europe, researching historic and contemporary urban … Read more »

Megan Mansell

March 24, 2021

As Marketing Coordinator, Megan is a cheerful, energetic spirit, who has an abundance of knowledge about RHI’s history.  With a degree focused in graphic design, her involvement in marketing has grown significantly since beginning work with the office nearly 15 years ago.  Her responsibilities include developing promotional materials, brand marketing, design and production of project outreach materials, and project report … Read more »

Mark Mastalerz, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

March 30, 2021

With a career in landscape architecture that spans 37 years, Mark has directed many acclaimed planning and design projects throughout the eastern United States and overseas. He serves as managing principal and technical director for RHI, and plays an instrumental role in setting meticulous standards for all phases of project deliverables. Mark is adept in coordinating multidisciplinary teams, and has … Read more »

Becky May, ASLA

March 30, 2021

Becky came to RHl after earning a master’s degree in landscape architecture at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Her interdisciplinary background—which includes language studies, international development, and sociology—has helped to shape her holistic approach to design. She is particularly interested in the potential of design in urban settings, where people live in close proximity to one another and open space … Read more »

Christopher Nelson

March 30, 2021

As an associate landscape designer with RHI, Christopher brings with him a fresh perspective as a recent graduate of the University of Florida College of Design Construction and Planning. Drawing on his passion for the spoken word, through his studies, Christopher researched and surveyed over 80 U.S. university campuses focused on landscape master planning and the First Amendment and landscape … Read more »

Kurt Parker, PLA, ASLA

March 30, 2021

After graduating from Iowa State University with a BLA and Minor in Horticulture, he ventured east and started his career with well-respected Engineering Firm Greenhorne & O’Mara as a site planner where he developed a broad range of technical knowledge.  With RHI, Kurt has over 20 years of experience leading diverse projects from design through construction for local colleges, universities, … Read more »

Josh Penn, AICP

March 24, 2021

Josh is an experienced community planner committed to improving the “community conversation” through removing barriers to civic engagement and employing a holistic, goals-driven approach to plan implementation. In addition to his transit policy research at the state and federal levels, Josh has contributed to more than a dozen long-range plans and studies. During his time in Southeast Michigan, he worked … Read more »

Carlos Perdomo

March 24, 2021

Carlos joined the RHI team in 2017. He is an energetic, driven, and determined individual with a can-do attitude. Carlos has built his experience with multiple accounting firms, as well as through prior experience in government billing. His responsibilities at RHI are focused on Billing, while also supporting Accounts Payables and Receivables. Hiked the Grand Canyon.

Elliot Rhodeside, FASLA

March 30, 2021

Elliot had a dream over 30 years ago of establishing a noteworthy multi-disciplinary landscape architecture, planning and urban design practice. Through collaboration with his founding partners, Deana and Faye, he has realized his goal: the creation of a talented, respected firm with an outstanding staff doing creative and carefully considered work locally, nationally and internationally. Elliot is passionate about landscape … Read more »

Deana Rhodeside, Ph.D.

March 30, 2021

For at least the past three decades, Deana has been interested in the creation of plans that strengthen our cities and their communities, and encourage places of personal satisfaction and collective well-being. Through her experience in both community planning and urban design, she has directed many broad-based initiatives focused on creating “sense of place” in ways that reflect the culture, … Read more »

Rachel Schneider, PLA

March 30, 2021

Rachel is a landscape architect and project manager with RHI. Rachel works closely with clients and stakeholders to approach design with a sensitivity to site and social context, from material selection to public involvement.  She manages a variety of private institutional and government agency projects and collaborates with a range of multi-disciplinary design teams.  Her design work is driven by … Read more »

Drew Taylor, PLA, ASLA

March 30, 2021

Drew serves as a landscape designer and project manager with RHI and is a registered landscape architect with 20 years of experience.   He has managed a wide range of projects and collaborated with a variety of multi-disciplinary design teams.  Drew works closely with clients and stakeholders including private developers and government agencies.  With the recent projects in his portfolio, Drew … Read more »

Derrick Wolbaum

March 30, 2021

A sense of spaciousness and simplicity, drawn from the North Dakota landscape of Derrick’s childhood, is a source for his unique approach to design. He returns to this sense as he moves through a process of freehand drawing and thinking to produce expressive graphics, detailed construction documents and fresh contemporary places.  Derrick’s unique skill is working within a team to … Read more »

Mary Zimmerman

March 30, 2021

Ms. Zimmerman has deep experience in research, historic preservation, ecological restoration, urban park planning, and design and construction. As a former park manager she was tasked with defining maintenance, listening to and educating the public; dealing with bureaucracy and government regulation; and accommodating changing use patterns and budgets. She recognizes how essential our green space is to the health of … Read more »