Terrain Studio

landscape architecture · urbanism · planning

Scott Slaney, FASLA, PLA, Principal

Scott leads the design of landscape architectural, planning and urban design projects for the firm. He is involved in analysis, idea generation, conceptual thinking, public outreach, schematic design, design development, construction documents, cost estimation, bidding, and construction phase services. Since receiving his BSLA from Texas A&M University in 1976, he has dedicated himself to conceiving, crafting and constructing designed environments on behalf of clients recognized for simplicity of form and clarity of idea. Working on scales ranging from highly-crafted private gardens to large “defining” urban environments, he strives for design excellence and innovation in creating places that inspire people, regenerate the natural environment, promote social equity, create economic vibrancy, and produce sustainable urbanism. He has honed his professional point of view through practice, volunteerism, writing, speaking, and teaching, seeing all as platforms to communicate the value that landscape architects bring in solving contemporary issues of urbanization. His work has been published and recognized with over forty professional awards at international, national, state and local levels, including some of the highest recognitions given by the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the United States Green Building Council, and the American Planning Association. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Texas A&M University College of Architecture Outstanding Alumnus, and a recipient of the ASLA Texas Chapter Community Service Award. Some of his major projects include the Heart of the Park in Houston’s Hermann Park, HuBin District Redevelopment, Hangzhou, China, Uptown Houston’s Public Realm, Helios Plaza, Houston, Texas, Lone Star College CyFair, Cypress, Texas and Nanjing Youth Olympic Park, Nanjing, China. Recent projects range from a private estate in San Ramon, California, environmental art installation in Houston and the design of a 1600-acre (640 hectare) system of ecological parks for Xing Yuan New Town, Hanzhong, China. He is a registered landscape architect in Texas and certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Accreditation Boards.