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industry veterans—and dynamic budding talent—each composing, calculating, and anticipating the tendencies of living systems.


video: reshaping raw space
into livable places

Learn more about who we are and how we refine earth into art, allowing complex sites to evolve. One firm, many voices, together altering land to become meaningful landscape architecture.

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TBG was founded in 1987 as a landscape architecture and planning firm. To learn more about our history, meet our founders.




We’re not developers, yet we can change the value of a community. We don’t design shoes, but we can inspire a morning run. Though not ecologists, we can help ecosystems flourish.

We are over 100 visionary minds, reshaping raw space into livable places across the country and abroad. A critical combination of industry veterans paired with dynamic, budding talent, collectively composing, calculating, and anticipating the tendencies of living systems. From four offices, our disciplined designers and their strategic partners together refine earth into art, allowing complex sites to evolve.

One firm, many voices, together altering land to
become meaningful landscape architecture.



one firm, many voices, altering land to become meaningful landscape architecture.

firm history—

  1. The Broussard Group is founded by Earl Broussard and Tom Afflerbach in Austin, Texas

    First office, an extra bedroom in Earl’s Austin home, is opened

    First project: sea lion exhibit at the Houston Zoo; followed by bird, alligator, and penguin exhibits

    First residential community: Harris Branch in Austin

  2. First high-tech project, IBM, leads to work with Motorola, AMD, SEMATECH, Applied Materials, Dell, Samsung, Tokyo Electron and others

  3. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) master plan

  4. First residential community in Houston: New Territory

    TBG opens its Houston office

  5. Firm opens new Austin office on Sixth Street

    State Farm Regional Headquarters

    Applied Materials campus

  6. Motorola and AMD campuses

  7. Work begins on the renovation of the Texas State Capitol’s historic south grounds

    Dell Jewish Community Center in Austin

  8. First healthcare project: TIRR Hospital in Houston

    First camp project: Camp for All

    Bill Odle joins TBG in Austin after graduating from Oklahoma State

  9. Work begins at Sienna in Missouri City, Texas

    Houston expands into new, larger office

  10. The Broussard Group becomes TBG Partners

    Renovation of Texas State Capitol south grounds complete

    Dell master plan

    Samsung campus

    Seton Children’s Hospital of Austin

  11. Construction begins on Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, opens in April 2001.

    Jim Manskey joins TBG and opens its Dallas office

    Master plan complete for Texas Governor’s Mansion

    Work begins on Town Lake Park in Austin

  12. Work begins on Hall Office Park in Frisco, Texas

    GSD&M Corporate Headquarters in Austin

    First TBG golf tournament, which would become the annual Afflerbach Classic

  13. Club Sienna, largest private amenity center in the South, completed at Sienna in Missouri City

    Bill Odle moves to Houston to serve as Managing Principal

  14. Work begins at the University of St. Thomas in Houston

    Bronze 35-foot star installed in front of Bob Bullock History Museum

  15. TBG Austin moves to Barton Oaks Plaza

    Work begins on Market Street at The Woodlands

  16. TBG opens McAllen office

    Work begins on The Harbor in Rockwall, Texas

    Work begins on San Jacinto Battleground

  17. First issue of the Picayune published

    Market Street at The Woodlands opens

    Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) established

  18. TBG opens its San Antonio office

  19. TBG begins implementation of 10-year campus master plan for Texas State University in San Marcos

    First hospitality project: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa opens in Bastrop, Texas

  20. Houston office moves to Post Oak Boulevard

    Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas opens, becoming the world’s first LEED Platinum medical facility

  21. Completion of LEED Gold AMD Lone Star campus in Austin

    Completion of Hunt Oil Headquarters in Dallas

    TBG acquires Houston-based urban land planning firm Vernon G. Henry & Associates

  22. Children’s Medical Center of Dallas healing garden complete

    UT Brackenridge Tract Master Plan complete

    Dallas Design District complete

  23. Earl is recognized as a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

    JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa opens

    Opening of The Austonian in downtown Austin

    TBG opens its Fort Worth office

  24. First international resort opens: Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Renovation of Julia Ideson Library in Houston complete

    TBG Dallas moves to new office at Mockingbird Station

    Omni Dallas Hotel opens 11/11/11 across from Dallas Convention Center

    Work begins on Circuit of the Americas in Austin

  25. TBG celebrates its 25th anniversary

    Fort Lauderdale office opens

  26. Jim Manskey becomes second TBG President; Earl remains on with Board of Directors

    Bill Odle appointed to Scenic Houston’s Board of Directors

    Tactical urbanism effort, 20ft WIDE, converts a downtown Austin alley into multipurpose event venue for five days

  27. Partnership with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) begins

    Work begins on The Epic in Grand Prairie

  28. Jim Manskey named outstanding alumnus by TAMU College of Architecture

    TBG Austin moves back downtown to 1705 Guadalupe St.

    TBG Dallas moves downtown to Bryan Tower

    Work begins on adaptive reuse of Highland Mall into mixed-use district

    Luxury high-rise The Bowie opens and 36th floor pool is highest pool in Texas at time

    Substantial completion of Seaholm Power Plant’s conversion into a mixed-use development

  29. New leadership subgroups formed to focus on corporate governance and strategic growth

    Bill Odle receives Distinguished Landscape Architecture Alumnus award from Oklahoma State

    TBG’s annual day of firm-wide service projects in local communities, The Big Give, commences

    Bill Odle appointed ULI’s Houston District Council Chair

    Magnolia Micro-Park, a temporary urban park in Fort Worth’s Near Southside district, is constructed and lasts for 21 months

  30. TBG celebrates 30 years

    Two TBG projects (Harvest and Shops at Park Lane) chosen for LAF case studies series out of 13 total

    Post-occupancy evaluation of the Hilton Anatole’s JadeWaters resort pool complex provides metrics on landscape performance

  31. TBG launches new brand

    Grand opening of Oracle’s new waterfront campus in Austin

    PlayGrand Adventures, an all-inclusive playground, breaks ground

  32. Bill Odle becomes third TBG President; Jim Manskey continues an active role with the firm, as well as with the Board of Directors

    TBG named a Top 10 Social Media Account in landscape architecture by Land8

    TBG wins a Texas ASLA Honor Award in the Planning & Analysis category for its work with the City of Grapevine on Denton Creek

    Jim Manskey, former TBG President, receives Texas ASLA’s Distinguished Member Award for his work in the profession

    TBG San Antonio moves into its new office

    TBG San Antonio Managing Principal, Elaine Kearney, becomes member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Board of Directors

  33. TBG named the Top Social Media Account in landscape architecture by Land8

    TBG wins Texas ASLA Merit Awards for our work on Oracle, Wetland Park, Exploration Park and the Five Mile Creek Urban Greenbelt Master Plan

    TBG Houston moves into its new office

    Hired Director of Sustainability and Urban/Regional Planner

    TBG hosts first Virtual Internship Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    TBG holds 5th annual firmwide day of giving: The Big Give

    TBG wins H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Special Recognition Awards for our work on The Groves and Willow Fork Park

  34. TBG named a Top Social Media Account in landscape architecture by Land8

    TBG wins Texas ASLA Merit Award for our work on Legacy Central, a re-envisioned former Texas Instruments Campus

    TBG wins Texas ASLA Design Excellence Award for our work on Texas Health Resources Frisco, a hospital determined to become a health facilitator, not another facility

    Mark Meyer becomes Chairman of TBG’s Board of Directors

    Elaine Kearney is elected to TBG’s Board of Directors

  35. TBG celebrates 35 years

    Tom Afflerbach, co-founder, retires

    TBG wins Texas ASLA Awards for our work on Texas Organ Sharing Alliance in San Antonio, Lubbock Downtown Master Plan and Civic Park, and Alliance Children’s Garden in Austin

    Named a Top Social Media Account in landscape architecture by Land8

    TBG becomes a SITES Community Partner to support the organization’s mission to bring nature and the multitude of essential benefits it provides to the forefront of decision making


four offices of designers refining earth into art across the country and abroad.


[512] 327–1011

3232 e cesar chavez st
bldg 1, suite 100
austin, tx 78702


[214] 744–0757

2001 bryan street
suite 1450
dallas, tx 75201


[713] 439–0027

1333 west loop south
suite 1450
houston, tx 77027

san antonio—

[210] 366–9933

2101 mccullough ave
suite 115
san antonio, tx 78212



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We are one firm comprised of many voices. We create opportunities for growth, foster the holistic well-being of our people and have fun along the way! At TBG you will have an ownership stake in the firm and enjoy work-life flexibility, professional mentorship, a full suite of health and wellness benefits, paid parental leave, retirement savings and opportunities to invest in your local community.

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