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SCOTT CUMMINGS RLA, ASLA

As Partner & Principal Landscape Architect for Design Ecology, Scott takes responsibility for every design produced. He works very closely with associate designers & clients to ensure that all plans fully address the unique challenges of each individual project.

Scott has a broad range of experience with residential and commercial projects ranging from private estate master planning to streetscapes, parks & botanic gardens. A graduate of Mississippi State University’s Landscape Architecture program Scott has a formal education rooted in the principles of design. He brings Over 13 years of professional experience to the firm, specializing in swimming pool and water feature design & construction.

scott@designecologyaustin.com

BEN LASSETER

As Partner and Director of Construction, Benjamin is responsible for bringing Design Ecology’s designs to life. He oversees all construction projects from planning to completion while managing a skilled team of craftsmen to provide unparalleled attention to detail.

After earning his B.S. in Horticulture at Texas A&M Benjamin gained valuable experience working as Assistant Superintendent on one of the nation’s top resort golf courses. He moved on to manage the construction division of a landscape architecture firm for 4 years where he built luxury estate landscapes and pools. Benjamin opened his own landscape design and construction company in early 2009 & joined with Scott in 2010 to form Design Ecology.

ben@designecologyaustin.com

MICHAEL BAEZ

Associate designer Michael Baez graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2010. While at Tech he was a member of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society and a brother of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Since graduation, Michael has been involved in the design & construction oversight of several award winning projects.

Michael is a very talented designer with exceptional technical knowledge. He brings a talent for producing outstanding 3-D renderings to the Design Ecology team.

michael@designecologyaustin.com

TODD JENKINS

Construction Project Manager Todd Jenkins brings a designer’s perspective to the construction of each project. Todd earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M in 2000, and brings over 14 years of experience to the Design Ecology team. Specializing in design and construction of high end residential projects & estate master planning, Todd has worked for firms in Houston, Los Angeles and Austin as both designer and project manager.

todd@designecologyaustin.com

BRET SCHMIDT

As Partner and Director of Construction, Benjamin is responsible for bringing Design Ecology’s designs to life. He oversees all construction projects from planning to completion while managing a skilled team of craftsmen to provide unparalleled attention to detail.

After earning his B.S. in Horticulture at Texas A&M Benjamin gained valuable experience working as Assistant Superintendent on one of the nation’s top resort golf courses. He moved on to manage the construction division of a landscape architecture firm for 4 years where he built luxury estate landscapes and pools. Benjamin opened his own landscape design and construction company in early 2009 & joined with Scott in 2010 to form Design Ecology.

bret@designecologyaustin.com

Jason Armour

Associate designer Jason Armour graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture in 2009.

As designer and project manager for two residential Design-Build firms in Chicago that specialized landscape and swimming pool design and construction, he developed a solid foundation and understanding of both the design and construction process.

In the summer of 2017 he came to Austin to join the Design Ecology Team, bringing 8 years of experience his passion for nature and design. His ability to combine traditional and modern technique to bring a client’s visions to life make him a valuable addition to our team.

jason@designecologyaustin.com