What an amazing year! In 2016, dwg. was honored to work on incredible new projects all over the world, we added several new staff members, won awards and gave back to the community. We also launched a brand new website to help show it all off!
We want to thank our clients, colleagues and dwg. families for all of the incredible work, support and fun memories. We can’t wait to do it all again in 2017!
We hired a great group of new dwgers in 2016. We are now up to a staff of 20 exceptional people.
Reed Aren – Full Time Intern (Purdue)
Kim Harding – Landscape Designer
Shiva Jabarnia – Landscape Designer
Jenny Janis – Project Manager
Andy Hutton – Principal
Lauren Ko – Landscape Designer
Jon Mautz – Project Manager
Francisco Rosales – Landscape Designer
Several of our projects opened for occupancy this year:
Hotel Van Zandt
804 Pocket Patio
Riata Vista Campus
Shake Shack Domain
Shake Shack West Hollywood
Covered Bridge Village
Wooldridge Square Park Master Plan
Fairmont Austin Hotel
Fareground at One Eleven
Dubai Town Square
Hill Country Galleria Renovation
dwg. was honored with several project awards in 2016. Congrats to the entire project teams!
Nutrabolt Campus – AIA Design Award
Lamar Central – ABJ Commercial Real Estate Award, New Office Development
816 Congress Roof Terrace – ULI Austin Impact Award, Innovation Award Finalist
Lamar Union – ULI Austin Impact Award, Innovation Award Finalist
In addition to countless coverage regarding our projects, dwg. was featured in two fantastic publications this year. The feature in Landscape Architect explores studio sizes and why our number works for us. The feature in Modern Austin is focused more locally, on the changing landscape in Austin. Click the links to check out the great articles if you missed them earlier this year!
dwg. was honored to sponsor several incredible events and organizations this year!
Contemporary Austin: Rooftop Architecture + Design Film Servies
Art Alliance Austin: Artbash
Austin Parks Foundation: Party for the Parks
AUSTIN DESIGN WEEK
dwg. was proud to participate in the first annual Austin Design Week! Daniel served on the Design Week Advisory Committee, and presented on Austin’s Innovative pocket patios. We can’t wait for the 2017 Design Week!
PROMOTIONS / CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Several dwg. staffers celebrated career accomplishments in 2016.
Jason Radcliff – promoted to Principal
Jacob Walker – promoted to Principal
Kim Harding – earned Professional LA licensure in Texas
Beth Sims – appointed President Elect for SMPS Austin
Mindy Cooper + Kyle Grist bought a new house!
Jon Mautz bought a new house!
Francisco Rosales graduated from ASU with his Bachelor of Science!
Shiva Jabarnia graduated from UT Austin with her Masters!
Hollie Bordelon won the dwg. Halloween Costume Contest!
Andy Hutton won the dwg. College Football Pick ‘Em Contest!
Beth Sims ran the Austin Half Marathon and PRed by 8 minutes!
Jacob Walker and family sold their house in the ‘burbs and are enjoying condo life!
Collectively, the dwg. staff donated almost 850 hours through volunteering and community service! Daniel has dedicated many hours to the Capital Campaign for Republic Square Park through the Austin Parks Foundation. We worked on several pro-bono projects as well:
Republic Square Park Capital Campaign
Barton Hills Elementary Roadway Enhancements
SXSW Eco Boomspace
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
dwg. staffers went far and wide on their travels this year to find inspiration.
United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
KIDS + PETS