Collaborative Design across disciplines



Enhancing communities and bringing people together


Creating quality outdoor environments


Shaping the places we live, work, and play


Saving and restoring heritage

Process. By Design.


Through a human-centered design process, Community Planning provides a blueprint for cities, towns and neighborhoods for years to come. We work collaboratively with leaders, citizens, and other professionals to translate a collective vision into plans of various scales. Our design approach integrates the urban fabric with the natural environment to foster the development of livable and sustainable communities.


Lynchburg Community Engagement Meeting held by Hill Studio
Lynchburg Downtown Plan - Urban Planning by Hill Studio

Context. By Design.


We believe landscape architecture is the attempt to better mediate mankind with nature. Our home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia provides a unique laboratory for creative solutions. Our work ranges from multi-state environmental projects to local pocket parks. We focus on designing context-sensitive places, for working, playing, and relaxing.

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Prosperity. By Design.


Whether new construction or adaptive reuse, we work with our clients to realize their vision from initial concept to completion. Our ability to work within budgets and engage the public enables us to revitalize communities effectively. We are creative leaders working with public, private, and nonprofit clients to promote sustainable environments.


Roland Cook Lofts
Roland Cook Lofts

Heritage. By Design.


We provide our clients with preservation planning services including National Register of Historic Places nominations, tax credit applications, Section 106 review, historic district surveys and design guidelines.

High Bridge Lofts
High Bridge Lofts


Harvester Performance Center


We specialize in designing performance venues, amphitheaters, and master plans for entertainment districts.

Elmwood Park - Art Walk

arts and culture

We engage creative mechanisms to provide a place for arts and culture to flourish in our communities.

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We preserve and interpret cultural landscapes, battlefields, historic campuses, and rural historic districts.

Virginia Railway Station


We design environmental graphics, signage, and interpretive displays.


Campus Planning

We develop university and college master plans, design collegiate landscapes, and achieve historic status for our clients.