HG Design Studio’s very own Landscape Architect, Phillip Merritt is presenting at the Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter on March 13. His topic is “Spring Ephemeral Plants”, where he will educate and demonstrate his extensive knowledge of native plantings in the Commonwealth. Phillip is a past President of the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
This is the first of a series of posts taking us on a “Trip Down Memory Lane,” revisiting some the projects we’ve completed in the past. HG Design Studio completed designs for the University of Richmond to master plan the east side of Cannon Chapel. The space formerly served as an exterior access route from […]
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.