Archives of #hardscape

Trip Down Memory Lane: UR The Forum

Starting in 2002, HG Design Studio assisted the University of Richmond with The Forum, a space that unifies several otherwise lost buildings on campus. The Forum’s place on the campus was once the connection between the men’s and women’s campuses. This connection is now marked by a broad circular brick paved plaza. The circle also […]

Trip Down Memory Lane: Port Warwick Mixed-Use Community

Port Warwick is an award-winning, mixed-use community in Newport News, Virginia. Starting in 2000, HG Design Studio created the master plan to transform this former brownfield site into a thriving mixed-use neighborhood featuring public art, retail shops, various types of housing, restaurants, offices and a 4-acre town square that is the site of events like […]

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 […]

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.