Austin is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture with five years of experience. Working to create phenomenal civic spaces, his strength is in crafting rich and enduring landscapes that invite an ecological awareness and shared sense of belonging. He is essential in advancing the designs of several projects, including University of California San Diego Triton Pavilion and Treasure Island Water Resource Recovery Facility.
Austin’s practice of landscape architecture is rooted in an enduringly interdisciplinary worldview and an education in fine art, design, economics and landscape construction. His academic accomplishments are plentiful and include recognition from the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design. Austin holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.
2018 RISD Landscape Architecture Award
2017 RISD University Olmsted Scholar
2018 RISD Graduate Student Projects Grant Recipient
2017 RISD Graduate Student Projects Grant Recipient
President, RISD ASLA Chapter
Center for Applied Human Ecology Award, College of the Atlantic
Eleanor Scott Mallinckrodt Prize for Excellence in Landscape Architecture, College of the Atlantic
McLaren Park + Playground
Tucked amid redwoods high above San Francisco, McLaren Park offers a significant and unique playground for children and families. Years prior CMG and its partners collaborated with community members, park users, and the city to craft a vision plan, to ensure this unique place will remain a signature San Francisco park for the next century. This project is the first step in implementing the vision plan.
Treasure Island Parks + Open Space
A contemporary landscape that is socially active, environmentally progressive, well-crafted, and rooted in its place as an island in the middle of the Bay. CMG has approached the large and complex redevelopment of Treasure Island as an opportunity to pioneer innovation in sustainable infrastructure and socially oriented landscapes.
University of California San Diego Triton Pavilion
Triton Pavilion at the University of California San Diego creates a new, iconic gateway at the center of the expansive campus landscape. This vibrant, dense and urban open space establishes a strong sense of place and fosters connections between community and the broader environment. This redefined 10-acre site will serve as a vital anchor to ongoing UCSD campus expansion.