Studio RxP is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that serves cities, communities and cultural institutions endangered by chronic risks (e.g. flooding) and acute threats (e.g. speculative development). Founded in 2019 by Fallon Samuels Aidoo, STUDIO RxP builds on 15 years of experience in the fields of architecture, planning and engineering to bridge the gap between hazards mitigation and heritage preservation.

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The work of Studio RxP brings research on urban planning and design of the past to bear on a community’s most pressing concerns for their future. With community partners, Fallon engages in diverse modes and media of planning—from neighborhood visioning, corridor studies, asset mapping and historic resource surveys to strategic plans, preservation plans and small area management plans. We welcome the opportunity to build capacity, generate revenue and make an impact with the stewards of sprawling settlements and singular spaces.

Studio RxP specializes in measuring and marketing the preservation of cultural heritage and community assets, such as the suburban subdivisions and coastal retreats of civil rights activists. Currently the firm is building a certificate course for heritage heirs, that draws on Fallon’s research of cooperative ownership, community philanthropy and corporate investment in historic structures and landscapes. Studio RxP, in other words, can be found wherever community asset management is taking place—be it Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard or Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans.

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about the PRINCIPAL

Fallon Samuels Aidoo, a practitioner and advocate of equitable urban planning, design and preservation, was trained in design and research consulting at academic institutions (Columbia University, MIT and Harvard) and leading AEC companies (DMJM Harris, HNTB Architecture, Ochsendorf Block). As an employee and contractor, she contributed to the preservation of mid-century modern structures of international renown like LaGuardia Airport and lesser known structures apart of historic communities, corridors and cultural landscapes in the United States and former US territories (e.g. Panama Canal Zone). Fallon has also worked within academia since 2008, teaching students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design to research and redesign the built environment. She meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Architectural Historians engaged in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Management, in addition to holding degrees in urban planning (Ph.D., Harvard), architectural history (M.S., MIT), and civil/structural engineering (B.S., Columbia).

A professor of urban planning, design and preservation at the University of New Orleans, Fallon currently trains the next generation and mid-career professionals alike to make site, neighborhood, corridor, historic district and small area management plans based on the most measurable and most intangible character of historic places—from vacancy rates and demolition permits to legacy business operators and pioneering property ownership. RxP@UNO extends the work of STUDIO RxP to nonprofits, low-margin business owners and public sector clients in need of cutting-edge research design and design research.