Firm Historical Summary
HBLA Inc. specialized in planning, designing, and site engineering for evidence-informed, therapeutic, restorative sites and landscapes for healthcare-related projects. Working throughout the Northeast, project types included senior living, memory care, green initiative elder cottages, hospice, rehabilitation, veterans’ home, hospitals, wellness centers, wellness trails, and children with physical, developmental, behavioral, and emotional disabilities.
HBLA’s grounding philosophy was based on its Founder, Rob Hoover’s commitment to and conviction of the restorative, healing powers of nature practiced via his profession, Landscape Architecture. To this mission, Rob researched, taught, and lectured throughout the United States. Nationally recognized for his leadership in this field, his Firms work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited internationally at the European Reminiscence Network Conference in London, England.
After starting his first company, Studio LA in 1987, some 40 years of practice later, Rob put his pencil down for the last time and officially closed HBLA Inc., in 2019.