Working with a partnership of State College Borough, Penn State University, and Downtown State College, Inc., Mahan Rykiel led a planning and design team in preparation of a master plan for the community’s downtown. The plan focused on establishing and marketing a strong downtown identity; establishing a framework to create an attractive and vibrant public […]
On July 30, 2016, Ellicott City experienced devastating flooding when nearly six inches of rain fell in less than two hours. This flash flood claimed two lives, significantly damaged dozens of businesses, and displaced many residents. While Ellicott City has experienced many flood events through its 250-year history, the destruction caused by the 2016 flood […]
Mahan Rykiel led a master planning effort for Waverly, one of Baltimore’s “Main Street” communities. The process was anchored by an intensive three-day charrette with the purpose of developing a framework to guide continued revitalization of the Waverly commercial district.
In response to significant reinvestment and redevelopment initiatives underway within its downtown, the City of Greenville, South Carolina commissioned the development of master plans for three sectors of its downtown area. The purpose of the sector plans is to provide a framework for the City to guide new public and private development strategically, and enhance […]
Mahan Rykiel was part of a resource team retained by the Mississippi Main Street Association to provide urban design services in a charrette format for nine communities along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. The communities included Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Picayune, Waveland, Moss Point, Pass Christian, Long Beach and Bay Saint Louis which were all impacted by Hurricane […]
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB) and the City of Baltimore prepared a Downtown Strategic Plan to guide continued revitalization of Baltimore’s central business district. A critical focus of this plan was to identify a strategic approach to improving the public realm to help attract and retain employers, residents and visitors.
Mahan Rykiel is currently part of a team developing a campus master plan for two of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s campuses located in Madison and Hackensack, New Jersey. Mahan Rykiel is responsible for the landscape architectural component of the master plan and has completed the landscape analysis.
Eckerd College Master Plan and Library is one of many projects designed by Mahan Rykiel Associates that can be found across the globe. Mahan Rykiel Associates is internationally recognized in landscape architecture, urban design, planning and research.
Mahan Rykiel led the design team for the renovation of the Academic Quad, a significant landscape which includes the most historic and iconic buildings on campus, mature canopy trees and a broad sweeping lawn. A major infrastructure repair project provided the impetus for the renovation which displaced existing walkways and introduced temporary ones.