Creative ideas built upon teamwork

PUSH is a Washington, DC-based design studio exploring the intersection between landscape, architecture, and human engagement. Our design process and project management leadership model promotes a shared commitment to creative ideas built upon teamwork. PUSH is dedicated to creating designed environments that respond to the uniqueness of sites and the people that inhabit the sites.

Meet our team

Founding Partner, Design Director
Glenn LaRue Smith
FASLA

Glenn LaRue Smith has built an urbanism career inspired by the intersection of landscape design and architecture design.

Founding Partner, Studio Director
Vinson J. Hustvedt-Camacho
Associate AIA

Vinson J. Hustvedt-Camacho enhances the PUSH studio services with over 18 years of private practice experience in architecture design and urban design.

Our process

PUSH believes that the interpretation of unique site characteristics yields innovative and interactive designed environments. We inspire our clients and project team members to think ‘outside-the-box’ and freely exchange ideas. This commitment helps deliver projects that are sculptural in form and dynamic in spatial experience. 

The PUSH studio design process is guided by three exploratory phases, ensuring teamwork and creative understanding.

Reveal
The project site and its people always come first. Exploring the history of the site and its layers of unique information ensures a creative start to the design process.
Inspire
Utilizing the visionary characteristics ‘Revealed’ in the first phase of work, the team verifies and transforms the design vision with the client and stakeholders. This process builds consensus and buy-in from all parties.
Shape
Building upon a shared vision and a catalogue of unique site characteristics, the team crafts a diversity of design options. These options are ‘Shaped’ into a final design responding to and referencing the visionary site characteristics.
Alcorn State University
Loreman, MS
Alpha Genesis CDC
Cambridge, MD
Banneker Ventures, LLC
Washington, DC
City of Colmar Manor, MD
City of Eustis, FL
City of Holly Hill, FL
City of McKeesport & Duquesne, PA
City of Stafford, VA
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Washington, DC
Sourland & Stoutsburg African American Museum (SSAAM) & Sourland Conservancy
Skillman, NJ
Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc.
Mitchellville, MD
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Washington, DC
A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT)
Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Washington, DC
DP Partners, LLC
Washington, DC
Duvall Decker Architects
Jackson, MS
Kline Memorials
Centerville, VA
Mills + Schnoering Architects
Princeton, NJ
Page Sutherland Page, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
Trust for Public Land
Washington, DC
Höweler + Yoon Architects
Boston, MA