Leah Hales Principal, Dallas

“Be persistent and passionate about every project. Large or small, always give your best effort.”

With over twenty years of professional experience and having completed over 40 resort and hospitality projects across the US and Internationally, Leah Hales has found a true passion and understanding of creating places for people to truly relax and enjoy life. Hospitality design embodies a creative way of thinking in order to make every visible space beautiful and every tangible element unique; Leah uses this same design skill in all of her other work.

Environments for decompression and relaxation are key to human well-being, whether in the workplace, school, park, or medical facility.  This design approach has led Leah to emphasize equitable landscapes for all people, regardless of economic status. In 2015,  she was engaged in a pro-bono project for the True Worth Homeless Resource Center in Fort Worth, Texas, which presented an opportunity to give back to those in need with a plaza and gathering space equal in both design excellence to any for-profit project: just one example of creating great spaces for all people.

Inspired By

The seamless environment of a perfected landscape, when you can’t remember what the space looked like before because what was created is timeless, as if it was always meant to be there.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Arkansas

Affiliations & Registrations

Registered Landscape Architect, Texas #2069

Registered Landscape Architect, Arkansas #9485

Registered Landscape Architect, New York #001845

Registered Landscape Architect, Utah #5168329

Registered Landscape Architect, West Virginia #295

LEED Accredited Professional

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

Member, Urban Land Institute

Selected Awards

ULI North Texas Impact Award - Public Places - Dallas Arboretum Food and Herb Garden (2018)

DFW Topping Out Award, Best In Show - Dallas Arboretum Food and Herb Garden (2018)

ASLA Texas, Honor Award – Mukul (2017)

ASLA Texas, Merit Award - Tucker’s Point Club (2014)

ASLA Texas, Honor Award - Victory Development (2013)