Chuck McDaniel Managing Principal, Dallas
Over the past 33 years with SWA, Chuck’s professional focus has ranged from large master-planned residential projects and office building landscape architectural design to resort planning and design. Chuck was the lead designer and Principal in charge of Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo San Lucas, Latin America’s top resort since its opening in 1996. He currently has resorts under design or operating in Mexico, Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and Washington State.
Inspired ByResolving complex spaces—the remnants of the site planning and architectural design processes. Creating usable, interesting, highly articulated space where there was previously none.
EducationBachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Texas A & M University (1979)
Affiliations & RegistrationsFellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (2013-Present)
Member, Urban Land Institute (2012-Present)
Board Member, Texas A & M Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Advisory Board (2005 – Resigned 2015)
Registered Landscape Architect, Texas #936
Registered in 23 States by Reciprocity
CLARB Registration #417
Selected AwardsULI Award of Excellence, Finalist: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (2003)
ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award: Las Ventanas Plant Guide, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (2003)
ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award: Georgia International Plaza, Atlanta, GA (2000)
ASLA National Merit Award: Las Ventanas al Paraiso (1999)
AIA Dallas Chapter, Consultant of the Year (1998)