HALCYON Planning & Design, LLC is a professional landscape architectural services firm based in Salem, Virginia since 2019, with a focus on these areas of practice that often weave together:
HALCYON Planning & Design remains strategically small and agile for flexibility to invest time and energy into innovative and arcane concepts and approaches.
Having had a variety of roles in ~500 very diverse projects over 32 years in both the public and private sectors, whatever challenges you face, I've probably seen something like them before.
This is a broad, generalized outline list, but maybe it gives an idea of the ways I can help you achieve your goals and serve your people.
Site and Landscape Design
PLEASE CALL If what you need is not on this list. Either I can help you directly, or I can find the firm or person who can help you. I'm happy to make that connection for you.
HALCYON Planning & Design holds these truths to be self-evident:
hal·cy·on / ˈhal-sē-ən (adj.) serene, peaceful; balanced; prosperous.
According to Greek mythology, Alkyone, the daughter of the god of the winds, became so distraught when she learned that her husband had been killed in a shipwreck that she threw herself into the sea and was changed into a kingfisher bird. As a result, ancient Greeks called such birds alkyon or halkyon.
The legend also says that these kingfishers built floating nests on the sea, where they so charmed the wind god that he created a period of unusual calm that lasted until the birds' eggs hatched. This legend prompted people to use halcyon as an adjective meaning either "relating to the kingfisher or its nesting period" or "a period of calm". The latter meaning is what endures in common usage today, but biologists also adopted Halcyon as the scientific name for a genus of kingfisher. (Adapted from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halcyon)