HewittNassar Studio provides Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design professional services nationally and internationally. Please see HewittNassar Studio’s philosophy, numerous awards, exhibits, publications and published articles through the links to the right.



Robert Hewitt, ASLA/APA is a landscape architect and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Clemson University.  He is a founding principal and CEO of HewittNassar Studio, and currently the lead landscape architecture faculty for Clemson's proposed Center for Health and the Environment that includes a comprehensive professional graduate program in health care design.  His research and professional work include sustainable design and planning from site to urban scale, design and health, historic cultural landscapes, green infrastructure, and international education in landscape architecture.  Robert Hewitt's professional experience includes work with Peter Walker and Partners on a range of international and national projects, collaborative public art projects, and contemporary work in the United States, Egypt and China.  His scholarly work is published in Landscape Journal, Landscape Review, the Bulletin of Medical History, 30.60/90, and Critiques of Built work.  Professor Hewitt is the editor of Landscape Imprints: a collection of contemporary essays on landscape culture, history, sustainability, technology and education,  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work and is a recent finalist for the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture.


Dr. Hala F. Nassar, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Clemson University, holds a BSArch, MSArch, and Ph.D. in History of Landscape Architecture from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and Master of Agricultural sciences in Landscape Design from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Nassar served as a faculty member at Ain Shams University while practicing at COPA and ESEI in Cairo before arriving in the United States in 1996.  Originally from Egypt, Dr. Nassar brings her broad international understanding of design and culture into her practice, research and teaching.  Her research and practice interests include historical and cultural landscapes, Islamic landscape tradition, international education, multiculturalism and the effects of globalization on landscape change. Her scholarly work is published in Landscape Journal, Landscape Review, Urban Design International and Critiques of Built work.  Dr. Nassar teaches various courses of history of landscape architecture and various design studios including an annual urban design studio in collaboration with Ain Shams University in Cairo which focuses on the design and development of the historic fabric and sites of antiquities in Egypt such as Luxor, Giza, Cairo and Rossetta.  She is the recipient of numerous awards for practice and research.