Eleanor McKinney  
phone: (512) 445-5202
Landscape Architect fax: (512) 445-3432

Firm Profile


Eleanor H. McKinney, ASLA received her Bachelors in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977, Summa Cum Laude, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M in 1989. Following graduation, she was an Intern Landscape Planner at the statewide level for the Texas Department of Transportation. From 1990-1995 she worked on a variety of institutional and commercial projects for other design firms, including the Franklin High School Campus in El Paso, Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.

Since 1995, Ms. McKinney has had her own landscape architecture firm specializing in Sustainable Development. The focus has been on institutional, commercial, and high end residential work, including several projects for the University of Texas and for the City of Austin. Selected projects include the UT Wet Lab, McDonald Observatory, UT Tower Garden, Austin City Hall, Carver Museum and Library, Mexican American Cultural Center, Guadalupe Streetscape, and the 7th Street Corridor project. In the private sector, the firm has worked on renovation of the 70 acre Park Place Mall in Tucson and Lake Austin Spa and Resort. Currently, the firm is working on a variety of Student Housing projects in the University Neighborhood Overlay district.

Ms. McKinney has long been involved in community service. She is the past Chair of the Land and Facilities Committee of the Parks and Recreation Board and is the current Chair of the Austin Design Commission.