Rick Spalenka, Principal
Design service specializing in residential and healthcare gardens, designing contemplative spaces using sensory enhancing elements such as water features, tactile and aromatic plants, shade, sound and lighting. Currently a solo Registered Landscape Architect with over 30 years of varied experiences including design, construction, and healthcare, Rick Spalenka is certified in Healthcare Design through the Chicago Botanic Garden and training in horticulture therapy through the Denver Botanic Garden. He is licensed in Landscape Architecture in Virginia and Colorado and registered as a nurse in Colorado, and has experience in psychiatry and Veteran nursing.
Spalenka grew up as a Navy dependent with world travel experience and served in the Army as a Combat Engineer in Europe both in a combat role and practiced as a landscape architect with the Armed Forces Recreation Center - Garmisch, Germany. He has returned to Europe many times to visit friends and family, and his projects are influenced by both European and Asian experiences.
Association for Research and Enlightenment (Edgar Cayce A.R.E)
Harris Prayer and Meditation Garden
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Edgar Cayce Research Center and Headquarters
Smith\GreenHealth Consulting, LLC
Jerry Smith, FASLA, LEED AP, EDAC, Principal
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