The late Richard C. Tongg developed the concept of tropical landscape architecture more than fifty years ago. These ideas have been refined over the years as new plants have been added to the design palette and new technologies developed to simplify installation and reduce maintenance costs. Today, TC&M creates designs that are appropriate for each unique site and program — both at the time of construction and long after, when the ease of maintenance directly affects the project’s success.
Excellent design abilities, complemented by Tongg, Clarke & McCelvey’s wide range of services, are exemplified by various award-winning and publicly acclaimed projects. For every project, TC&M’s goal is to insure the landscape development is practical, economical and fulfills the client’s program and needs.
TC&M combines a thorough knowledge of plant materials with integrated designs of the site grading and drainage, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, water features and pools, and the landscape lighting and irrigation systems. TC&M’s professionals strive to produce the finest possible results for the client at the most reasonable construction cost, while assisting the contractor to deliver the completed project within the required time frame.
For many years, TC&M has become involved in major international projects. Current projects are located around the world, including Australia, Brunei, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Palau, Rota, Saipan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.