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industry veterans—and dynamic young 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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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 30 year industry veterans paired with dynamic, young 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

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

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

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) master plan

First residential community in Houston: New Territory

TBG opens its Houston office

Firm opens new Austin office on Sixth Street

State Farm Regional Headquarters

Applied Materials campus

Motorola and AMD campuses

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

Dell Jewish Community Center in Austin

First healthcare project: TIRR Hospital in Houston

First camp project: Camp for All

Bill Odle joins TBG in Austin after graduating from Oklahoma State

Work begins at Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, Texas

Houston expands into new, larger office

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

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

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

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

Bill Odle moves to Houston to serve as Managing Principal

Work begins at the University of St. Thomas in Houston

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

TBG Austin moves to Barton Oaks Plaza

Work begins on Market Street at The Woodlands

TBG opens McAllen office

Work begins on The Harbor in Rockwall, Texas

Work begins on San Jacinto Battleground

First issue of the Picayune published

Market Street at The Woodlands opens

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) established

TBG opens its San Antonio office

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

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

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

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas healing garden complete

UT Brackenridge Tract Master Plan complete

Dallas Design District complete

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

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

TBG celebrates its 25th anniversary

Fort Lauderdale office opens

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

Partnership with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) begins

Work begins on The Epic in Grand Prairie

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

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

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

TBG launches new brand

Grand opening of Oracle’s new waterfront campus in Austin

PlayGrand Adventures, an all-inclusive playground, breaks ground

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

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

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


[512] 327–1011

1705 guadalupe street
suite 500
austin, tx 78701


[214] 744–0757

2001 bryan street
suite 1450
dallas, tx 75201


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houston, tx 77027

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We are one firm comprised of many voices. We are committed to creating opportunities for professional growth, caring for holistic well-being, and having fun along the way! At TBG you will find flexibility, mentorship, a full suite of health and wellness benefits, fitness programs, paid parental leave, retirement savings and opportunities to invest in your local community.

We are always on the lookout for people who will make us better. Whether you are a student or an experienced professional, explore the TBG Job Board for a list of current opportunities and application next steps. (Please note the 4MB limit for file uploads. For larger files, we welcome you to share a hyperlink to your resume and portfolio on page two of the application.)