Community and stakeholder engagement is fundamental to our work

and drives high quality, context-sensitive design.

Some project work shown performed while at Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc. 

Select photography courtesy of Mahan Rykiel Associates.


Our visioning, design, and placemaking process has been honed 

over 30 years of combined experience in the Mid-Atlantic region.


From project inception to master planning, project visioning to concept and schematic design, we are creative partners at the forefront of the design process, alongside our clients, stakeholders, and fellow design and engineering consultants.  We are comfortable working at a variety of site scales and across diverse market sectors.


We have extensive experience creating design development and construction documents and details that bring the collaborative vision for a project site to life. In addition to construction packages and specifications, we prepare drawing sets for agency review, forest conservation, and permit.


Our goal is to be involved during every step of a project site’s evolution, including the construction administration process, in which careful observation and documentation of site implementation ensures the client’s vision and project team’s design intent is successfully carried through to the end users’ experience.

Our expertise in master planning and site design 

spans a broad spectrum of project types and sectors.


North Hills Expansion, Raleigh NC

Westview Promenade, Frederick MD

Baltimore Food Hub Campus, Baltimore MD

Annapolis Towne Centre Master Plan, Annapolis MD

Crozet Development Master Plan, Crozet VA

Jefferson Valley Mall Renovations, Yorktown Heights NY

Merritt Properties Mixed Use Landscape Master Plans

Visa Headquarters Office Building, Loudoun County VA

Belvedere Place, Hamilton Bermuda

Centum City, South Korea

Bucheon, South Korea

The Burj, Dubai UAE

Buckingham Place, Anne Arundel County MD

The Mall in Columbia Renovation, Columbia MD

Prime Outlets Retail Expansion, San Marcos TX

Landsdowne Town Center, Landsdowne VA

Concordville Town Centre, Concordville PA



Cylburn Arboretum Master Plan + Visitor Center, Baltimore MD

East McIntire Park Master Plan, Charlottesville VA

Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton MD

Symphony Woods Redevelopment, Columbia MD

Broadway Square Renovations, Baltimore MD

Jefferson Patterson Park + Museum Nature Playscape, St. Leonard MD

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Potomac River Community Park, Oxon Hill MD

Seton Hills Neighborhood Parks, Baltimore MD

Pope John Paul II Memorial Garden, Baltimore MD

University Plaza, Hagerstown MD

Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory Master Plan, Baltimore MD

Rodney Square Renovations, Wilmington DE

Cimaglia Park at Fort Holabird Master Plan, Baltimore MD

Union Square Park Improvements, Baltimore MD

Blandair Regional Park Construction Phases, Columbia MD

Patterson Park Master Plan, Baltimore MD

Herring Run Master Plan, Baltimore MD

North Laurel Park, Howard County MD

Ward Farm Recreation + Nature Park Master Plan, Dunkirk MD

Watershed 263 Improvements, Baltimore MD

Midway Park, Baltimore MD

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, Clarksville MD

Murphy Courts of Appeal, Annapolis MD

Harris Creek Rain Gardens, Baltimore MD

Last Mile Park Concept Design, Baltimore MD

Last Mile Park Pilot Project, Baltimore MD

Broadway East Greening Master Plan Grant Proposal, Baltimore MD

Bliss Meadows Nature Play School + Community Farm, Baltimore MD

Surf Park Master Plan, Northern VA

Garrett Park Improvements, Baltimore MD

Station North Streetscape Improvements, Baltimore MD

Fayette Street Outreach Urban Farm + Community Garden, Baltimore MD

Bird in Hand Café Outdoor Dining Terrace, Baltimore MD

Fairwood Forest Community Outreach + Engagement, Baltimore MD

North Bay Environmental Education Camp, Northeast MD

Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, Frederick MD

Montgomery County Judicial Center Annex, Rockville MD

Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Rockville MD

Loudoun County Government Center, Loudoun County VA

Transportation + Streetscape

West North Avenue Streetscape Master Plan, Baltimore MD

Baltimore Red Line Planning + Engagement, Baltimore MD 

The Purple Line / Bi-County Transitway, Maryland

US Route 40 Corridor Study, Howard County MD

US Route 40 Streetscape Master Plan, Howard County MD

Fenton Village Streetscape Improvements, Silver Spring MD

Relay Noise Wall, Relay MD

Delaware Bikeways Analysis, Delaware

Liberty Dam Complex, Perryville MD

Savage Complete Streets, Savage MD

MDOT SHA TMDL Impervious Area Removal, Maryland

MDOT SHA US 50 Severn River Bridge Expansion, Annapolis MD

MDOT SHA I-695 @ MD 26 Interchange, Gwynn Oak MD

MDOT SHA I-70 @ Meadow Road Interchange, Frederick MD

Patapsco ENR Facility, Baltimore MD

MDOT SHA MD 140 Improvements, Maryland

US Arboretum Bridge and Trail, Washington DC

Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality

Northeast Tiny House Development, Baltimore MD

Crosswinds at Annapolis Towne Centre, Annapolis MD

1111 Light Street Residences, Baltimore MD

Marketplace Residences at Fells Point, Baltimore MD

Blair Heights Condominiums, Silver Spring MD

Belmont Bay, Woodbridge VA

Penn Lofts, Baltimore MD

Spinnaker Bay, Baltimore MD

Congressional Country Club, Bethesda MD

Village South at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Gambrills MD

Monarch at Waugh Chapel, Odenton MD

Cambria Suites Prototype, Choice Hotels International

Element Hotels Prototype, Starwood/Marriott Hotels & Resorts



Mercy Medical Center Master Plan + Roof Gardens, Baltimore MD

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Kaufman Cancer Center, Belair MD

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Richmond VA

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Cancer Center, Fairfax VA

Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Richmond VA

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Therapy Garden, Martinsburg VA

Shore Health System Replacement Hospital Master Plan, Easton MD

Havre de Grace Medical Center Master Plan, Havre de Grace MD

Fort Benning Replacement Hospital Master Plan, Fort Benning GA

Hackerman Patz Pavilion at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD

Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Buildings, Maryland & Northern VA

Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Elkridge MD


Academic + Institutional

Towson University Campus North Entry, Towson MD

University of Baltimore Master Plan, Baltimore MD

UMCP Denton Community Quad, College Park MD

UMCP A. James Clark Hall Bioengineering Building, College Park MD

USG Biomedical Science & Engineering Ed Building, Shady Grove MD

USG Parking Garage, Shady Grove MD

UMBC Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, Catonsville MD

UMES School of Pharmacy + Health Professions, Princess Anne MD

AACC Health Sciences + Biology Building, Arnold MD

HCC Arts & Sciences Quad Master Plan, Hagerstown MD

HCC STEM Building, Hagerstown MD

HCC Learning Center + Classroom Building, Hagerstown MD

HCC Kepler Theater, Hagerstown MD

Washington College Gibson Hall Performing Arts Center, Chestertown MD

Virginia Commonwealth University Pedestrian Study, Richmond VA

Montgomery College BioScience Building, Germantown MD

Towson University, West Village Commons, Towson MD

Sarah's Hope Family Shelter, Baltimore MD

Frostburg State University New Residence Hall, Frostburg MD

Lord Fairfax Community College STEM Building, Warrenton VA

Delaware State University Master Plan, Dover DE

Patterson-Claremont High School, Baltimore MD

Baybrook Elementary-Middle School, Baltimore MD

Harford Heights Elementary School, Baltimore MD

Calverton Elementary-Middle School, Baltimore MD

Cross Country Elementary-Middle School, Baltimore MD