We design spaces that connect people to nature everyday.
We are a landscape architecture and public art firm. Our projects encompass master plans, city playgrounds, nature recreation areas, public art installations, urban pocket parks, and residential gardens with the goal of connecting people to the natural world. We honor the beauty and resiliency of each place to create work that is colorful, verdant, and fun.
Design Philosophy & Approach
We are collaborative. We love what we do and it comes across in every aspect of our work. We are excellent listeners and problem-solvers. We approach each project as an opportunity to be inventive, playful, strategic, and visionary.
Our practice is based on the belief that a connection to the natural world can be created anywhere. We draw from expertise in visual art, environmental science, and urban design to create landscapes where people can experience a sense of wonder and meaningful connection with their environment. We believe the results create a greater level of empathy and a stronger social fabric for communities. We work in direct collaboration with specialized consultants in fabrication, materials, the arts, architecture, and engineering. This allows our studio to be nimble and flexible to take on projects that don't fit a typical mold, but instead create the most value for a project and the most impact for the communities we serve.
WHO WE ARE
FALON MIHALIC, PLA, ASLA
Licensed in Texas, Florida, Illinois
MLA, Rhode Island School of Design
BA, New College of Florida
Falon Mihalic is a landscape architect, public artist, and founder of Falon Land Studio. Her work has won numerous public art and design awards including support from the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Kaboom Foundation, and Houston Arts Alliance. Her recent awards include the winning commission for the Central Avenue Public Art project in Baltimore and an Emerging Artist Award from the Houston Arts Alliance. A Florida native, Falon has a degree in Natural Sciences from New College of Florida and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of the distinguished Dan Tuttle Endowed Scholarship Award for Design Excellence and the American Society of Landscape Architects Graduate Honor Award. Prior to founding Falon Land Studio, she practiced as a landscape architect at Sasaki Associates where she was the Lead Plant Designer for the Arlington National Cemetery Expansion Project, and a project designer for campuses, urban plazas, children's gardens, and an ecological resort. Falon is the Chair of Landscape Architecture Magazine's National Editorial Board, Vice Chair of the BikeHouston Board of Directors, and a member of the Rice Design Alliance's Publications Committee.
Falon is a licensed landscape architect in Florida, Texas, and Illinois with a deep knowledge of plants and ecosystems of the Gulf Coast region.
We work collaboratively with designers, landscape architects, architects, and other artists:
Fuko Nara, Designer
Shane Fagan, Landscape Architect
Ross Wienert, Architectural Designer
Graham Coreil-Allen, Public Artist
Matt Felsen, Interactive Technologist
Mike Garman, Designer + Builder
Eric Mata, Designer
Licensed Landscape Architecture Business in Texas and Florida.
Woman Owned Enterprise with HUB certification from the State of Texas. This certification allows us to contribute to a HUB goal on any state funded project.
Certified Mangrove Trimmer in Florida. This certification allows us to design, plan, and manage projects within sensitive Mangrove wetlands