Why It Matters

FHI Studio believes in a fair and just society. We also believe equity is the key to effective planning and design. Our work is built on a set of core values with unwavering commitment to engagement across race, gender, ethnicity, and income.

We value continuing education, industry engagement, leadership, and giving back. Our shared passion for improving communities reflects our desire to listen to, respect, and serve the people who call these communities home. Our commitment to our clients is to provide the highest quality service to meet your objectives.

How We Work

We approach every assignment through a lens of collaboration and inclusion. From honest conversations with our clients through comprehensive engagement with our communities, we emphasize clear communication to vet and advance creative ideas. We collaborate internally and learn through our StudioLAB brainstorming sessions, interactive staff events, and interdisciplinary project review.


FHI Studio is an inclusive and philanthropic company, one that supports diversity, charitable giving, social engagement, and environmental stewardship. We take pride in building better communities through our work. We also give back in other ways. Each year, FHI Studio contributes time and financial support to a variety of community organizations. A matching gift program allows us to further support causes that our employees value, while many of our staff volunteer their time and professional expertise within their own communities.

  • Over the last several years, FHI Studio has contributed funds to a range of community planning and preservation organizations across New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

    • Riverfront Recapture
    • Hartford Preservation Alliance
    • Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
    • Bike Walk Connecticut
    • Pedals for Progress
    • Engineers Without Borders
    • Hartford 2000
    • 1000 Friends of Connecticut
    • Connecticut Forest & Park Association
    • The Last Green Valley
    • Farmington River Watershed Association
    • Neighborhood Bike Works
    • Hartbeat
    • Knox Park Foundation
    • New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
    • Center for Active Design
    • Center for Urban Pedagogy
    • Audubon Connecticut
    • Connecticut Main Street
    • Transportation Alternatives
    • The scholarship program of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association
    • The scholarship program of WTS