miles payton

landscape designer

Miles returns to dwg. as a full time landscape designer after earning his Masters in Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. He previously served the firm as a summer intern while in school. Miles was born and raised on the Northern California coast, exploring foggy redwood forests and poking sea anemones in the tide pools.

Miles is interested in the interactions and integration between human and environmental systems. Before pursuing his MLA, Miles apprenticed and managed small-scale organic farms.

Miles approaches projects wondering how they can perform for all users, human and non-human alike. He stops to smell the flowers and can’t help but pick up a handful of dirt for science.

Miles is excited to rejoin the dwg. team. He is motivated by dwg.’s mission to improve the urban environment in Austin, and loves contributing to projects happening blocks away.