Our designs seek to respond to the particular challenges and opportunities of each project with elegant solutions that are highly functional, sustainable, and engaging.   From urban streetscapes to campus open spaces,  we are contextual designers -- creating places that reflect their surroundings and encourage interaction, introspection, or creative expression rather than drawing attention to themselves. 

Founded:  1993

Smallest project:  Foster Memorial Tree

Largest project:  Site Master Plan for Camp Allen Conference Center & Youth Camp, Navasota, Texas, 800 acres

Longest running client:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 21 years

Favorite testament, from faculty member at St. Stephen’s re: Dining Hall Student Center site: “Everything is completely different but looks exactly like what should be here.”

City of Austin WBE Certified, State of Texas HUB In progress

JOAN HYDE  founded the firm Resource Design in 1993 with a focus on restoring and integrating natural systems with human use.  Before returning to her Texas roots, she was a senior landscape architect for Carol R. Johnson & Associates in Boston, received her MLA degree from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, studied biology and art as an undergraduate and taught science at an international school.

ALISA WEST  received her Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin.  Her project experience ranges from project conception through construction and she has worked on a variety of project types ranging from institutional to high end residential at several well-known landscape architecture firms.  In addition to exploring the intersection of nature and culture, Alisa is drawn to material assemblies and brings extensive innovation, detail craft, and methodology to all projects

We collaborate with clients, users, engineers, architects, contractors, landscape architects, artists, sustainability advisors, public officials, budget minders, conservationists, fabricators, artisans, maintenance personnel, and specialists in any discipline.