Planned Housing Communities

Public Space Design
Howard County, MD

This newly designed community of apartments and townhomes contains a number of open park-like settings.  As a designer at Mahan Rykiel Associates, I prepared planting plans for these open spaces.

belmont houses
A naturalistic space planted with drifts of ornamental grasses and a grove of Birch trees
belmont pool
The pool terrace is well planted.


Nashville, TN

This senior living community is a meticulously planned 48-acre campus with views of the rolling countryside and rich woodlands.  While a designer at Mahan Rykiel Associates, I was involved in the planning and design of the landscape setting for the community.  The primary purpose of the landscape was to offer places and experiences throughout the community for the residents to enjoy the natural beauty of their surroundings.

London Plane trees line the streets while flowering and evergreen shrubs provide beauty around the homes.
A planned community garden with a potting/tool shed provides the residents with a place to not only grow vegetables and cut flowers, but also enjoy the company of neighbors.
Gathering places are provided under the shade of natural wood arbors.
The community garden beds
A cutting garden is enjoyed by the residents.