Daniel Woodroffe, ASLA, president and founder of dwg. in Austin, Texas, was honored at the 15th Annual Austin Under 40 awards ceremony on February 22, 2013, in the Architecture, Engineering, and Design category. These awards recognize younger professionals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields and a commitment to community service.
Woodroffe has practiced landscape architecture in the United States for more than 15 years. With a British pedigree and training he has amassed a wealth of hospitality, urban design, parks, complex architectural construction, green infrastructure, and permitting experience. In his role as principal in charge and lead designer, he has overseen a multitude of award-winning constructed national projects. He was selected as the local landscape architect on the winning Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, team for the Waller Creek project—the result of an almost yearlong juried selection process, and one that will heavily impact the future of Austin’s downtown corridor.
Penn State’s Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture’s A. E. Bye Landscape Architecture Archives Research Fellow 2013 will be awarded to Richard L. Hindle, landscape architect. The review committee reported, “Richard Hindle’s…plan to study Bye’s approach to plants, from his inspiration by Roberto Burle-Marx to his adaptations of native plants of the northeast United States for design, would yield results of great interest to students and practitioners of landscape architecture.” Hindle also proposed studying Bye’s teaching experience at Cooper Union and Columbia, another neglected realm of Bye’s legacy.
Hindle is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor of science in horticulture and received his master of landscape architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He will present a lecture during his research period at Penn State.