Barbara Austin

Principal Emeritus

Barbara Austin

Barbara is an experienced manager, overseeing projects with complex issues relating to community feedback, regulatory processing and client relations. Barbara’s passion for parks and open spaces lies in their potential to transform people’s everyday experiences while preserving and enhancing the land. A park can be an exploration of the imagination, blaze a path to healthier living, open a window to nature and educate us about the cycle of life and growth.


Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Recreation and Parks

Louisiana State University
Master of Landscape Architecture

Registrations & Certifications

Registered Landscape Architect,
Texas No. 1705, California No. 3354


Texas Recreation and Parks Institute,
Speaker, 2009

Texas Trails Conference 2008, 2009, 2010 – Speaker
Speaker, 2008 – 2010

ASLA Texas Conference
Speaker, 2009 & 2013

American Women in Architecture Conference
Speaker, 2009

Teaching Experience

Texas A&M University
Annual Guest Lecturer, Park Planning Class

Community Involvement

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Texas Society of Landscape Architects
Member, Austin Section

National Recreation and Parks Society

Texas Recreation and Parks Society

Texas Trails Network

Honors & Awards

Texas A&M University, Department of Recreation and Parks
Leslie M. Reid Alumni Award