BRYAN HANES

Bryan is the founding principal of Studio Bryan Hanes. He is a Registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Indiana and LEED Accredited Professional. Bryan has been involved in a diverse range of work, from significant urban and open space planning and design projects, to small-scale designs for institutional and private clients. Each project strives to acknowledge an understanding of the natural and cultural systems of a site.

Prior to forming Studio Bryan Hanes, Bryan spent nearly a decade at the internationally acclaimed office of Olin Partnership where he served as Associate-in-Charge of the transformation of major public spaces across the country and around the world. His contributions to the regeneration of Philadelphia’s public spaces include Independence National Historical Park, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Framework Plan, Logan Square, Sister Cities Garden at Logan Square, Penn Treaty Park, Clark Park and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden and Parking Garage.

REBEKAH ARMSTRONG

Rebekah is a landscape designer with a longstanding interest in public engagement with outdoor spaces. She recently managed the South Side Park master plan for a 65-acre public park in Pittsburgh. Other completed projects include a strategic plan for Mount Moriah Cemetery, a nearly 150-acre green space in Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon, and concept design for Enright Park in Pittsburgh, as well as design and construction of several courtyards on college campuses and a community gathering space tucked behind Northern Liberties Neighbors Association.

Before joining the studio, she worked as a spatial analyst at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, interned with the urban forestry consulting team at Morris Arboretum, and handled plant acquisitions for a native-meadow design firm. Rebekah holds an MLA from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Philadelphia Botanical Club.

MARSHALL SECORD

Prior to joining Studio Bryan Hanes, Marshall received his bachelors of landscape architecture at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His time spent at SUNY ESF has left him with an environmentally mindful design sense, as well as a heightened interest in the social and cultural landscapes of the world. Marshall spent time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he developed an independent research project examining the interrelationships between soccer typologies and the urban cultural environment.

After a couple years with the international and multidisciplinary office of SmithgroupJJR, Marshall journeyed east, finally making his way to SBH. Driven by inspiration from other forward-thinking cities, such as Chicago and Milwaukee, Marshall is excited to contribute to creating innovative public spaces that offer unique social and recreational opportunities to the people of Philadelphia.

PRAKUL POTTAPU

Prakul holds an MLA form the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Architecture. His interest in landscape architecture stemmed out of architectural education that was limited to building design and a desire to engage and design public open spaces. During his time as a student he has developed an appreciation for the material and medium of landscape and the diverse ways in which people engage with it. He has worked closely with professors on winning competition entries and projects associated with public institutions.

 He currently continues to work as project designer for the 40th Street Pocket Park, Philadelphia led by the non profit organization  Al-bustaan Seeds of Culture and is an active part of the community engagement process that informs the design process. 

HOPE MCMANUS

Hope is a landscape designer, artist and educator dedicated to artistic expression and the creation of place, identity and social meaning within our urban landscapes. She values and incorporates inclusion across gender, space, race and communities. Her passion as a designer is in work that impacts the public realm, addressing both our rapidly changing ecology and our social complexities.

She received her MLA from Rhode Island School of Design and has a background in architecture, interior architecture, and horticulture. With more than 10 years experience in all phases of design practice, she has worked on a variety of projects from the scale of the small pocket park to river channel and waterfront restoration.