toddrader

Todd Rader, AIA, ASLA

Todd Rader is an architect and landscape architect with 30 years experience working in both professions.  His projects at Rader+Crews are wide ranging and have included institutional landscapes, landscape master plans, new communities, houses and gardens and landscape installations.  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's master planning experience including plans for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, George Washington’s Estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia and the Lamont Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. He has worked with developers building new communities in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania area and outside Prague in the Czech Republic. 

At Brown University, Todd took the lead on multiple projects ranging from five master plans to multiple building landscapes and  landscape maintenance projects. He wrote Brown’s campus landscape design guidelines and served an advisory role reviewing the work of other landscape architects. He also led projects at SUNY's Old Westbury, Farmingdale and Geneseo Campuses, at CUNY's Queens College, York College and College of Staten Island campuses and at Rockefeller University in Manhattan.

Todd has also designed plazas and roof terraces at several apartment buildings in New York City, a rooftop farm for a new low income housing building in Harlem and a full block central landscape for a mixed use development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  He has designed numerous residential landscapes including an estate landscape overlooking the Hudson River near Garrison, New York.

Todd taught in the Landscape Department at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at The City College of New York.  He has worked as an architectural illustrator and has had drawings exhibited at Harvard University, the Clark Art Institute and in numerous publications. 

His broader arts involvement includes creating a landscape art installation commemorating Henry Hudson’s visit to the Hudson River, serving on the selection panel for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Awards and serving on a committee considering the future development of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony near Woodstock, New York.

Previous to forming Rader+Crews, Todd was a partner at Cooper Robertson & Partners in New York City. He also worked as a landscape architect at Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an architect at Kliment Halsband Architects in New York City.  His projects at previous firms include master plans for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, and for the Shaker Museum and Library at Mount Lebanon, New York and a new visitor center for the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania.  He was also project architect on the design of a new monorail station for Disneyland in Anaheim, California and several private residences.

Todd has a Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.  He is both a registered architect and landscape architect in the State of New York, a landscape architect in the State of Rhode Island and an architect in New Jersey.