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Creative Cost Reduction

Click the photo below to view a short video of Charlene describing how we found a less expensive solution for a client. Creative Engineering & Construction Cost Reduction

Trip Down Memory Lane: VCU Shafer Court Plaza

HG Design Studio has a long-standing working relationship with Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU has been committed to improving the quality of life for the faculty, staff and students. As an urban university with a diverse collection of buildings ranging from historic nineteenth century brownstones to large modern buildings, the pedestrian system is the dominant element […]

Interview with Wayne Boy (Part 1)

In this three-part interview series, HG sat down with Wayne to get an insider’s view on how firms are chosen for projects, and why having the technical expertise for a given project is not enough to win a job.

Trip Down Memory Lane: WestRock (formerly MeadWestvaco)

As one of only three buildings in the United States to receive the highest Green Globes rating of four globes from the Green Building Initiative, the WestRock (formerly MeadWestVaco) headquarters building at Foundry Park reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability. The project includes sustainable landscape strategies such as intensive and extensive vegetative roofs, drip irrigation, […]

Trip Down Memory Lane: St. Francis Medical Center

Our work at St. Francis began back in 2004. In lieu of a sea of asphalt as the first thing greeting hospital guests, the team at HG Design Studio created a site plan that features a tree-lined boulevard with pedestrian-scale lighting, and a series of smaller parking lots on either side, making the walk from the car the first in a series of soothing, calming measures designed to welcome guests.

Trip Down Memory Lane: Richmond Airport

We began work on Richmond International Airport back in 2004. HG Design Studio designed new irrigated landscape plantings and pedestrian routes that provide a continuous and cohesive connection from the RIC grounds surrounding the garage buildings to the main terminal.

Romance, Masterpieces, and…Civil Engineering?

HG Design Studio is honored to be a part of the A/E team that was recently awarded the design of a new building planned by the university to house the Muscarelle Museum. HG will be integrating civil engineering and landscape architecture for the project, and feels it is important to take into account the quality of hosted exhibitions, including the 16 paintings presently on display, when considering the site design.
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