STUDIO RxP

 

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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about the founder

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).

The work of Studio RxP draws on her multidisciplinary preservation experiences and expertise, including but not limited to the engineering and architecture of structures built and spaces planned throughout the Americas from the colonial era to the present. Through consulting, she has 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). She specializing in settlements endangered by chronic disinvestment and acute dangers of climate change, especially historically marginalized communities of color and coastal communities. In short, Studio RxP brings research on urban planning and design of the past to bear on a community’s most present concerns for their future.

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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.