Steven Spears, FASLA, PLA, AICP
Principal, Partner, Design Workshop
Steven Spears joined Design Workshop in 2004 after practicing throughout the United States and Australia - he became a partner in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with honors from Ball State University and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Spears is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects, and American Planning Association, and is a registered landscape architect in Texas, Indiana, and Colorado. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2015. After numerous years with the Aspen office, Mr. Spears co-opened the Austin office in 2008. A firm believer in the quadruple bottom line design process of integrating economic sustainability, environmental sensitivity, community benefit, and profound art/aesthetics, Mr. Spears' design and planning work has been recognized at the state and national level. He has a rich portfolio of both private sector and public sector clients. He provides in depth knowledge on both sides of the table, and has built a reputation to creatively design, entitle and implement complex projects.