Archives of #Virginia

Spring Ephemerals presentation by Phillip Merritt

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 […]

Trip Down Memory Lane: Collegiate School

In the early 1990’s, Collegiate School retained HG Design Studio to study the previous master plan and to develop new ideas that accelerated their goals for improved, high-quality educational facilities. The improvement of Upper, Middle, and Lower School classrooms, the addition of a Performing Arts Center, and the improvement of sports facilities were among their […]

Interview with Wayne Boy (Part 2)

In part two of our interview with Wayne Boy, former Director of Planning and Design at College of William and Mary, we spoke with him for tips on how to demystify the university building selection process for architecture and construction firms. To read Part 1, click here. HG:  You were a selection committee member for literally […]

Land purchased for SARI

Now that the land has been purchased for the new Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute, we can’t wait to see this project move forward! HG is honored to be part of the design team. Click the image below to read the article at Richmond Times Dispatch.

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 […]

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.