Over the past 18 years, Rhodeside & Harwell has provided landscape architecture and site planning for the US diplomatic missions abroad. We’ve led 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 team is well-versed in the complexities of planning and design for American diplomatic campuses overseas. We study context and take cues from local culture, history, architecture, and ecosystems. We were awarded the first ever award for sustainable design excellence by OBO for our work on the US Embassy, Haiti and lead the way in eco-diplomacy design.
Recent projects integrate OBO’s Design Excellence standards with advanced measures for stormwater management, site security requirements and preservation of historic and archeological resources. We developed design guidelines for Embassy Perimeter Improvement Concepts; Site LED Lighting Design Guidelines; and Guidelines for Design of Diplomatic Facilities.