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Todd Rader, RA, RLA, AIA



As both an architect and landscape architect, Todd Rader’s expertise crosses the traditional boundaries of the design professions.  He has over twenty years experience in both disciplines including site and facilities master planning, building design and landscape design.

His projects at Rader+Crews are wide ranging and have included institutional landscapes, landscape master plans and houses and gardens.  With his dual qualifications he is uniquely suited to designing landscapes for projects involving an architectural component and he often works on projects that require close collaboration with architects.

Todd is the Partner-in-Charge of our work at Brown University which has included ten projects ranging from the assessment of the condition of the historic campus to multiple landscapes for campus buildings to the design of an entire new linking campus extension. He has extensive master planning experience and has led master planning projects at Brown University, the Lamont Earth Observatory and the Cincinnati Art Museum.  Todd also has worked extensively with developers designing landscapes for several large New York City apartment buildings including several roof gardens and the landscapes for new communities including one outside Prague in the Czech Republic. He has designed many private residential projects including both architecture and landscape for numerous houses and gardens.

Todd’s drawings have been exhibited at Harvard University and the Clark Art Institute and have appeared in numerous publications.  He has taught at Harvard University and at the City College of New York.

Prior to the formation of Rader + Crews, Todd was a partner in the New York firm of Cooper Robertson.  Past experience has included working for Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and R.M. Kliment and Frances Halsband Architects of New York City.

Todd has been Project Architect on a wide variety of projects including a master plan for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; a master plan for Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia; the design of a new visitor’s center for the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania; a new monorail station for Disneyland in Anaheim, California; the new Vernon Street Gates at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut; the design of Liberty Plaza in lower Manhattan, and numerous private houses. 

As Project Landscape Architect, Todd has completed the landscape for the Arts and Humanities Building at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; a landscape master plan for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; a landscape analysis and design for the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, New York; a landscape for the University of Oklahoma Natural History Museum; a landscape for the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a number of residential landscapes and gardens.  He served as both Project Architect and Landscape Architect on the Tennis Club for WaterColor, Florida.

Todd received a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He is both a registered architect and landscape architect in the State of New York and a registered landscape architect in the State of Rhode Island.



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