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Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks Community Commons Park
Point of Rocks, MD

Ballenger turf field

Ballenger Creek Park
Chuck Foreman Field
Frederick, MD

Human & Rohde, Inc.

The firm began in 1980 when John Rohde joined Ted Human to form Human & Rohde, Inc. Since that time, Human & Rohde, Inc. has offered a wide variety of landscape architectural and environmental services, including park and recreational planning, streetscape and urban design, commercial, campus and government facilities landscape design, wetland delineation and mitigation, and forest conservation services. Because we are a small consulting firm, we can work intimately with our clients, offering the expertise of five (5) Maryland registered landscape architects and one (1) environmental specialist. The varied skills and experience of all of Human and Rohde’s employees complement each other and result in an exceptional design team.

Human & Rohde, Inc. has been providing park and trail design throughout Maryland for nearly forty years for projects ranging in size from 1-acre urban sites to over 200-acre rural settings.  We have a long history of work for parks departments and other government agencies, school systems, and commercial clients.  Our firm has been fortunate to be prime contractor for Landscape Architecture I.D.Q. contracts with the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation since 2004.

Our client list includes:

  • State of Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Aviation Administration
  • Maryland Department of General Services
  • Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks
  • Frederick County Division of Parks & Recreation
  • Harford County
  • Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks
  • Prince George’s County
  • St. Mary’s County Public School System
  • David S. Brown Enterprises
  • St. Johns Properties
  • Master Plans Through Construction Documents

  • Park and Recreation Planning

  • Playground Design

  • Streetscape Design

  • Hiker/Biker Trail Design

  • Commercial Landscape Plans

  • Urban Planning

  • Historic Landscapes

  • Interpretive Signage and Storyboards

  • Wetland Delineation and Mitigation Design

  • Forest Stand Delineations

  • Forest Conservation Plans

  • Joint Permit Applications

  • Critical Area Buffer Management Plans

  • Concept Plans

  • Forest Buffer Establishment

  • Dog Park Design

Point of Rocks Community Commons Park

Point of Rocks
Community Commons Park
Point of Rocks, MD

  • Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Award for Point of Rocks Community Commons Park, 2019.

  • Award of Merit from the Officers and the Board of Directors of the County Engineers Assoc. of Maryland for Olympian Park (with Wallace Montgomery), 2011

  • Flowering and Greening of a Growing Towson, to Human and Rohde, for the Olympian Park at the Towson Circle, in recognition of significant efforts to beautify Towson with colorful gardens and unique landscaping, April 2011

  • Award of Excellence for MD 45 Stevenson Lane to Northern Parkway from MDSHA Federal Highway Admin, etc. January 2007 for developing MD 45 Stevenson Lane to Northern Parkway in a manner that exemplifies the Context Sensitive Solutions project development.

  • Award of Excellence for MD 45 Stevenson Lane to Northern Parkway from MDSHA Federal Highway Admin, etc. January 2007 for Partnering the Streetscape.

  • 2006 Biennial Awards, Excellence in Highway Design, York Road Project, US Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Admin.

  • Award of Excellence for Best New Retail Construction – Urban- for Lockwood Place, April 2006, from NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
  • Flowering and Greening of a Growing Towson, to Sally Malena, Human and Rohde, for Loch Raven Streetscape, April 2002.

  • 2001 Community Enhancement Quality Award for Loch Raven Blvd. Task Force, MDSHA


Mr. Bob Hicks, Deputy Director
Frederick County Div. of Parks & Rec.

355 Montevue Land, Suite 200
Frederick, Maryland 21702
Phone: (301) 600-6816
Fax: (301) 600-2595

Ms. Dawn Thomas, Program Specialist
Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Rec & Parks

1 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: (410) 222-2867
Fax: (410) 222-7320

Mr. Paul Walsky, Park Planner
Howard County Dept. of Rec. & Parks

7120 Oakland Mills Road
Annapolis, MD 21046
Phone: (410) 313-1695

Mr. Patrick McDougall
Park & Rec. Planner
Baltimore Co. Dept. of Rec. & Parks

9831 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 887-3871
Fax: (410) 825-3305

Mr. Richard Wilke, Team Leader
Office of Environmental Design
Maryland State Highway Administration

320 West Warren Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 545-8639
Fax: (410) 527-4690

Mr. Reed Fulton, Director of Design
St. Johns Properties, Inc.

2560 Lord Baltimore Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 20244
Phone: (410) 369-1291

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