Wayside is a community-minded design studio led by Curry Hackett.

Our practice employs diverse, site-specific approaches to urban and visual design that yield experiences of socio-cultural value. We work at multiple scales to bolster the relationship between people, their communities, and the environments that support them.

Why the name? The long story, short:

A wayside is the strip of land near the edge of a road or railroad track—an ambiguous threshold that mediates contrasting environments: the built and natural landscapes.

By encountering each project from its edge and observing its adjacencies, we develop approaches that lend themselves to mutually relevant outcomes. Thus, we engage design as a means of mediating sociocultural and environmental issues.

Generally, our work supports efforts in infrastructure, urban planning, public relations, or environmental causes.

More specifically, our capabilities include:

Art direction
Branding strategy
Communication design
Data visualization
Design education
Environmental design
Placemaking & public art
Urban design

We have worked with public relations agencies, civil engineers, landscape architects, real estate developers, arts commissions, and environmental agencies.

Select clients include:

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Department of Energy and Environment

DC Public Library

DC Water

Pelonkey, Inc.

Additionally, we often collaborate with other like-minded folks to realize our projects.

Select partners include:

Form Function

Interagency Consultants

Jay Coleman

Joe Margot

January 2019

Curry Hackett (Wayside Studio)


Montserrat and Montserrat Alternates by Julieta Ulanovsky

Wayside Studio, 2018. All rights reserved.

All materials on this website are the intellectual property of Curry Hackett and Wayside Studio.