Robert Hoover, ASLA, President
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Projects list coming soon
HBLA Inc. is a landscape architecture firm specializing in the design of therapeutic gardens for healthcare and wellness related facilities in the Northeast. Informed by the latest research and evidence, the firm is committed to the art and science of garden design. To this core passion the firm’s President, Rob Hoover, advocates for, writes, researches, teaches and lectures throughout the United States. Nationally recognized for its leadership in this field, HBLA has won numerous awards and has been featured internationally at the European Reminiscence Network Conference in London, England. The firm is licensed throughout the Northeast and with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board, CLARB.
Established in 1987 as Studio LA, the firm relocated in 1999 from Portland, Maine, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Today, known as HBLA, the firm designs three archetypal gardens. They are meditation, therapeutic and rehabilitation. Gardens range from a 20 by 20 square foot urban meditation garden to a 500 acre retirement community encompassing intensive site engineering and a 5 acre pond. HBLA project types include Hospitals, Continuous Care Retirement Communities, Green Initiative Cottages, Assisted Living Facilities including Skilled Care, Hospice Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, Alzheimer’s Facilities including other forms of dementia, Veteran Homes, Wellness Centers, Wellness Trails, Public Parks, Medical Office Buildings, Schools as well as private clients and their homes.