Tim Peterson

Hardscape-intense projects with high detail; figuring out a way to get the contractors to perform at their highest level and to take a personal interest and pride in their workmanship.

Tim is a landscape architect who specializes in design control and construction phase services, working closely with the client and contractors from the bidding phase through final punch-list inspections. Over an influential 36-year professional career, Tim has made significant contributions to the design realm of built works in the United States and abroad. His body of work has garnered dozens of design awards from the ASLA, APA, and AIA and has elevated the quality of life throughout the Houston region by providing critical open space to diverse users in important civic spaces such as Buffalo Bayou Park and Hermann Park Reflection Pool and numerous award winning master planned communities.  Tim’s strength lies in his ability to translate innovative design ideas and carry them through design documentation while working alongside contractors to realize the design’s fullest built potential. Through Tim’s expertise in landscape architecture, construction, and project realization, he guides designs from inception with a focus on ensuring a beautifully crafted project that is both buildable and on-budget.

Interests:

Water conservation and purification through LID and stormwater management; Advances in materials and craftsmanship; Design with durability and long-term maintenance as guiding forces.

Inspired By

“The people that make up SWA Group. Working with some of the finest designers in the world and having them as my mentors has made my working life extremely rewarding.”

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin

Affiliations

Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects 2016

Recognition

Panelist, National ASLA Conference 2015, The SWA Post-Occupancy Initiative

Panelist, Texas ASLA Conference 2015, Bridging the Gap: Open Space Connectivity Through Large Scale Infrastructure

ASLA Texas Chapter Award of Excellence, Planning and Analysis, Buffalo Bayou Park Master Plan, 2015

ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Cross Creek Ranch, 2014

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Design Constructed-Public, Rosemont Bridge, 2013

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Constructed Residential - Flewellen Creek, 2012

ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Constructed Commercial - Helios Plaza, 2012

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Constructed Public - Northwest Vista College, 2012

APA Great Places in America: Public Spaces - Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 2010

Green Good Design Award (European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum) - Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2010

ASLA National Award of Excellence - Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2009

ASLA Honor Award, Analysis and Planning - Brays Bayou Greenway Framework, 2009

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award: Public Realm – McAllen Convention Center, 2008

ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award Finalist – Minute Maid Park, 2008

ULI Houston Development of Distinction Award – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2008

Scenic Houston 2008 “Scenic Star” – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2008

ULI Finalist for Award for Excellence: The Americas – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2007

ASLA Texas Chapter Excellence in Design Award – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2007

The Park People Synergy Award – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2007

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award for Best Community Impact Project – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2007

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award for Best Public/Private Partnership – Buffalo Bayou Promenade, 2007

HGAC Honor Award, Best Practices in Parks & Natural Areas – Buffalo Bayou Partnership, 2006

The Waterfront Center’s Excellence on the Waterfront Award – Buffalo Bayou Partnership, 2006

ASLA Texas Chapter Excellence in Design Award - CyFair College, 2006

ASLA National Award of Excellence - Hermann Park Reflection Pool, 2005

ASLA National Award of Excellence (as part of “The Heart of the Park”) - Hermann Park, Molly Ann Brennan Smith Plaza, 2005

ULI Finalist, Award for Excellence: The Americas - CyFair College, 2004

SCUP / AIA Excellence in Planning Award - CyFair College, 2004

AIA Houston Chapter, Urban Design and Master Planning Award - CyFair College, 2004

Memphis Landmarks Commission Landmark Award, Main Street Plaza - National Civil Rights Museum Expansion, 2004

Project of the Year Award, NCBC of the NAHB - National Civil Rights Museum Expansion, 2003

AIA Tennessee Chapter, Award of Commendation - Federal Express World Headquarters, 2002

ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Design Constructed - Helen’s Park, 2002

ASLA Texas Chapter Excellence in Design Award, Analysis and Planning - San Antonio River Improvements Project, 2002

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Design Constructed - Stolt-Nielsen S.A., 2002

ASLA National Merit Award -Kelsey Seybold Clinic Medical Center Campus, 2001

ASLA Texas Chapter Honor Award, Commercial Built - Kelsey Seybold Clinic Medical Center Campus, 2001

ASLA National Honor Award, Analysis and Planning -San Antonio River Improvements Project, 2001

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award - TxDOT Green Ribbon Project, 2000

American Planning Association of Texas Honor Award - TxDOT Green Ribbon Project,1999

AIA Southern Arizona Chapter - University of Arizona Sciences Mall, 1993

Western Region AIA Citation Award for Excellence - University of Arizona Sciences Mall, 1993

Arizona ALCA Award - Tucson Main Public Library, 1991

ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award - Tucson Main Public Library, 1991

Greater Houston/Galveston Urban Forestry Award - Brookwood Residential Development, 1990
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