Rick Howell Landscape Architecture

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Rick started his landscape architecture practice in 2010 following almost 30 years of work with outstanding Kansas City-based multidisciplinary design firms.  His extensive portfolio includes many successful institutional, corporate, mixed-use, urban and recreational projects, each of which emphasizes a high level of design, user comfort, site sensitivity, and sustainability.  Rick typically collaborates with the owner and project team from the initial master-planning phase through completion of project construction, and enjoys working in an interactive team-oriented environment.


The Kansas City Sculpture Park                                              The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Kansas City, Missouri

The Bloch Building                                                                     
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Kansas City, Missouri

Rick served as the local landscape architect for the original project design team in 1987, and has since provided design services to the museum on a continual basis.

Rick led the team that provided comprehensive landscape architecture services for this Steven Holl-designed museum expansion.


The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Master Plan; Overland Park, Kansas

Cerner Center                                                                           Cerner World Headquarters; North Kansas City, Missouri


Rick led the master-planning effort for this 300-acre arboretum while with Gould Evans Associates (GEA).

Rick led the master-planning and site design efforts for this 88-acre corporate campus and headquarters while with GEA.


Prairie Star Parkway; Lenexa, Kansas

17th Street Multi-Modal Corridor Master Plan              Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas

Rick led the team that created a naturalized and sustainable streetscape design solution for this emerging suburban corridor.

Rick led a multi-disciplinary team in the development of a plan that will convert this important campus space into a multi-modal corridor. 


Firm Service Categories  

Commercial/Retail 10%
Corporate/Office 15%
Institutional/Educational 20%
Parks and Recreation/Trails 10%
Planning/Urban Design 15%
Streetscapes/Transportation 15%
Sustainable Design/Green Infrastructure 15%


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