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… Read more »
OUR TEAM: Rhodeside & Harwell is seeking new staff to join our award-winning team of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners. Our current list of projects 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… Read more »
Last week we had a mini trade show in our office as representatives from Alliance Lighting came in to discuss the newest trends in commercial and residential lighting solutions.
This past Thursday night, the Q Street Alley was awarded the Potomac ASLA chapter’s Merit Award. The Q Street Alley is a first-generation green alley that shows how an underutilized public space can both clean stormwater and serve a useful social space. The existing site was a popular neighborhood cut-through, so our team designed the… Read more »
About a year ago, RHI’s design for Braddock Lofts Courtyard in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia was constructed and planted. Now, the planting is beginning to fill in nicely. See images below.
We are delighted that our work as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Urban Development Areas Technical Assistance Grant Program has received a Gold National Planning Achievement Award for Best Practice from the American Planning Association. RHI is one of several consultants working with the Virginia Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment to assist Virginia… Read more »
Rhodeside & Harwell’s transformative concept for the North Shore High Line competition generated lots of interest at the annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Business Conference late last week.
Rhodeside & Harwell has been enlisted by Arlington County to create a master plan for South Park, a piece of land located downstream of Four Mile Run where the stream meets the Potomac River. The park spans between Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) and Potomac Avenue. The Arlington County and City of Alexandria boundary line bisects… Read more »
As part of an ongoing bike and pedestrian plan in Staunton, VA, Ron Sessoms and Max Pastore recently visited to test out the planned new routes. They brought along RHI’s new folding bicycles, which were perfectly portable for the train ride. During their three day visit, Ron and Max met with members of the City staff,… Read more »
The Architectural Record recently did a piece featuring new U.S. Embassies titled ‘New U.S. Embassies by America’s Top Architects.’ RHI worked with Davis Brody Bond on the U.S. Embassy Compound in Jakarta, Indonesia. Check out this one and others in the post here: Architectural Record: See Designs for New U.S. Embassies by America’s Top Architects… Read more »
RHI’s Thomas Rainer sat down with Pacific Horticulture for a conversation focused on addressing contemporary environmental, social, and ecological concerns through an understanding of natural plant palettes. Watch the video by Pacific Horticulture here: Gardening in a Post-Wild World by Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor
Last week, our office was fortunate enough to host a book launch with Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign. Frederick co-edited “Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning” for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, with contributions by PennDesign faculty past and present.
RHI Director Faye Harwell and Bill Reininger, Park Director, conduct an interview with local press in St. Louis, Missouri, ahead of public meetings for a master plan design for Tower Grove Park. Rhodeside & Harwell was awarded the project in 2015 and will be documenting the history of the park and creating a plan for… Read more »