HLA was founded in 1987 by a land planner, a civil engineer/surveyor, and a landscape architect.  They understood the advantage of offering their various services from under one roof, and established HLA to meet the land consulting needs of a growing Charleston population.  The partners chose Charleston and the Tri-County area as the company’s focus, always remaining ‘local’.  


Rooted in West Ashley, our associates are passionate about the firm’s mission to better the community.  We live, work, and play here and care about our home.  While HLA is fortunate to have several long-time associates, many in excess of twenty years, we also welcome the fresh insight of newer team members. 

As land design standards and technology are ever-evolving, close collaboration between disciplines and experience levels is a key factor to successful projects for our valued Clients.

About HLA Inc in Charleston, SC

In 2022, HLA was pleased to announce firm leaders Adriana Carson, Amy Chico, Ron Felkel, Richard Lacey, and Kyle Neff joined Barry Whalen as owners. 

The dedicated team includes experienced Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Professional Land Surveyors. 

This discipline diversity, partnered with a shared belief in making a positive impact in our community, serves as a strong foundation for the firm’s continued success.

29 A Leinbach Drive
Charleston, SC 29407