Below are profiles of our guest speakers for this year at WreckShop! They will all be speaking about the growth of landscape architecture, and sharing their expertise. An opening lecture will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM followed by the a second lecture taking place from 2:30PM - 4:00 PM.
CHRISTINE TEN EYCK
Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA is the founder of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects in Austin, Texas. Christine has drawn upon her intuition and knowledge to build a body of work which celebrates the inherent beauty of Texas and the southwest, the culture of its people and the sacred path of water, pioneering contemporary regionalism in the southwest. Her projects range from urban design, parks, botanical gardens, university campuses, plazas to private residential gardens and ranches. She and her firm have won awards for design and built work including recent projects for the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park, and the University of Texas at El Paso Campus Transformation Project. Current projects include Harwood Park in Dallas and a campus transformation project for the University of Texas of Permian Basin Odessa. She received her BLA from Texas Tech University and was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2003.
As Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture at LJA, a nation-wide multi-disciplinary firm, Thomas oversees the implementation of LJA’s vision, design, and general operations. At LJA, Thomas’s projects are inspired by a passion for creative design solutions that solve meaningful challenges. His experience working within a multi-disciplinary firm gives him a broad knowledge of every aspect of his projects that results in a strong holistic design. His portfolio ranges in multiple scales with emphasis on master planned communities, parks and trails, urban design, downtown revitalization, and mixed-use destinations. Thomas earned a bachelor’s in landscape architecture in 2013 from Texas Tech University.