|Thomas Rainer in his Arlington, VA garden. Photo by Darren S. Higgins|
Thomas received his Masters Degree from the University of Georgia. Thomas has worked for the firm Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and currently is a Principal for the firm Rhodeside & Harwell. He has a broad range of experience in project types ranging from intimate residential gardens to expansive estates, rooftop gardens, botanical gardens, public display gardens, large-scale ecological restorations, and national memorials. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Home + Design, New England Home, Maine Home + Design, and the Hill Rag.
Mr. Rainer is an accomplished landscape architect with extensive experience in the design of appealing civic spaces, including government plazas and grounds, streetscapes for prominent boulevards and avenues, and public parks and gardens. He is a leading practitioner in the development of urban stormwater solutions that help to create vibrant public spaces. In addition, he is a specialist in applying innovative planting concepts to create low-input, attractive, and ecologically-functional designed landscapes. His recent work focuses on the artful interpretation of wild plant communities into designed plantings that thrive in the context of towns and cities. He teaches planting design for the George Washington University Landscape Design program and regularly speaks to audiences throughout the country on sustainable planting design. He is currently working on a book for Timber Press with Claudia West about native planting design.
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To contact Thomas, you can email him: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can connect at his Linkedin page. Or follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/ThomasRainerDC
See The New York Times feature of Thomas Rainer written by Michael Tortorello.