Landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck is founding principal of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects based in Austin, Texas, and previously in Phoenix, Arizona. During her 35+ year career, Ten Eyck has drawn on her intuition and knowledge to build a body of work that celebrates the inherent beauty of Texas and the Southwest, the culture of its people, and the sacred path of water, pioneering contemporary regionalism in the Southwest. Her work illustrates the capacity for place-based landscape architecture to address pressing global issues such as climate, habitat, and water quality protection, while also creating restorative outdoor environments that are infused with natural beauty, encourage social interaction, and foster human healing. This ethos is exemplified in the recently constructed 11.5-acre Campus Transformation Project for The University of Texas at El Paso, the first USGBC Sustainable Sites-certified project in the world. She and her firm are currently working on Monterrey Tech in Mexico City, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2017.
Ten Eyck received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. She became a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2003. Committed to advancing both landscape architectural practice and education, Ten Eyck has lectured at various conferences and institutions, including Stanford University, the University of Georgia, Penn State, Kansas State, and the University of Arizona. She was a keynote speaker at the 2011 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in Brisbane, at the 2016 symposium, “Paisajismo en zonas aridas” in Santiago, Chile, and at The Parrish in New York in 2017.