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.

DONNA BRIDGEMAN

Donna has recently joined Studio Bryan Hanes, bringing extensive project experience at the urban park scale. Donna received her MLA and MArch from the University of Toronto and BEnvD from the University of Manitoba.  The majority of her work to date, has been contributing to multidisciplinary teams and infrastructure projects, namely the waterfront redevelopment efforts, and the PanAm Games Village in Toronto. 

Originally from the west coast Donna brings familiarity with multidisciplinary coordination, and experience with schedule sensitive projects.  Ongoing projects at SBH include the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania and the Academy Street Dining and Residences at the University of Delaware. 

KRISTINE PEDERSEN

Kristine is a landscape designer at Studio Bryan Hanes where she is working on the Germantown Friends School, One Riverside, and 4050 Apartments. Prior to working at SBH, she interned at offices including Recurso:Cuidad in Puerto Rico and Ecological Design Group in Arkansas. Kristine graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a BS in Landscape Architecture. While earning her degree she studied in Amsterdam, NL where she completed her off-campus senior thesis. 

TERRA EDENHART - PEPE

Terra was raised on a farm in North Carolina where she cultivated a sense of connection to the land, a dedication to the stewardship of the natural environment, and energy and passion for work. She received a bachelor's of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University. Inspired by urban and community oriented projects, she has spent the last ten years working in Philadelphia in a number of capacities, including design/build, strategic planning, organizational development, communications, and education. Eager to continue creatively building and facilitating growth, she is currently dedicating her diverse skills and experience to Office Management at Studio | Bryan Hanes. 

VANESSA MILLER

Vanessa received her BLA from Philadelphia University. While at PhillyU she was engaged in several internships, including those with The East Falls Development Corporation and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, where she expanded her regional knowledge and worked collaboratively with multiple disciplines. Though a recent graduate, Vanessa's experience also includes work with a private sector engineering firm and substantial GSI and stormwater management skills. Originally from Lancaster County, her rural roots afford an admiration of the land and her diverse Philadelphia work experience, contributes to her appreciation of urban infrastructure, community, and the environment. With Studio Bryan Hanes she is currently working on 6 Great Valley Parkway, COPT Woodlands, and assisting the Studio with Parkside Edge in Fairmount Park.

JOHN RIDER EVANS

Originally from Philadelphia, John joins SBH with a diverse background in construction, art, and the natural sciences.  With a design approach strongly rooted in the context of 'site', much of his work places design at the intersection of ecology, culture, and craft. Currently his work at SBH includes the Sister Cities Park Phase II Extension, The Rosenbach Museum Garden, and the Shaffer Residence.

John received his MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his BA in Art and Economics from Connecticut College.

REBEKAH ARMSTRONG

Rebekah is a landscape designer at SBH. Prior to her current position 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. 

She has a longstanding interest in public engagement with outdoor spaces and joins the studio with two continuing areas of research: design exploration with non-designers through physical models and the political ecology of large-scale federal planting projects. 

Rebekah holds an MLA from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the international Society of Arboriculture and an amateur botanist with the Philadelphia Botanical Club.