dwg. is celebrating its 10th anniversary and transition from an emerging startup to an established landscape architecture industry leader with projects throughout the U.S. Founder and Design Director, Daniel Woodroffe, founded the firm in 2010 with the belief that landscape architecture can have a profound impact on our world.
“The last ten years have been a real call to action. Global climate change is the defining environmental issue of our generation — the increasing role and responsibility of landscape architects to advance purposeful positive change is our charge, and one we at dwg., take very seriously.” — Daniel Woodroffe, Founder and Design Director
dwg.’s footprint has expanded across the world, with projects throughout the United States and around the globe. Envisioning a world where creativity leads great social and environmental change, dwg. is a catalytic change agent in their own backyard, extensively working in their home base of central Texas. Most recently, the firm completed the two signature parks for Highland, the Austin Community College’s main campus, and site of the former Highland Mall. As the major open spaces along the pedestrian spine of the campus, the parks illustrate the tactical move from “parking lots to parks” and reinforces the role and importance of environmental resilience and reducing impervious cover in urban developments.
“We have had amazing opportunities to influence the rapidly shifting role of landscape architecture to address larger systems – these are enormous shifts that give us the power to create a more resilient future for our planet.” — Mindy Cooper, Principal