RIALTO STUDIO

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

 

jgray@rialtostudio.com

 

 

James W. Gray, Jr., FASLA

Principal

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1976

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

   Council of Fellows 2003

   Texas Chapter Trustee, 1991-1996

   Texas Chapter President, 1986

 

Awards

Texas A&M University College of Architecture Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2000

 

 

Mr. Gray is a Principal and Founding Partner of Rialto Studio, which he serves as President and Chief Financial Officer. His professional practice spans 39 years, all spent in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 1976 graduate of Texas A&M University, earning a BSLA degree, and is a registered landscape architect (No. 622) in the State of Texas.

 

As a Principal-In-Charge of work at Rialto Studio, Mr. Gray’s responsibilities include setting the creative tone and concepts for projects, and providing quality control of the design and documentation work. He performs the role of Project Manager on large, multidisciplinary projects, organizing consultant teams, assigning roles and tasks, and establishing scope and budget parameters. He also conducts business development activities and oversees the firm’s financial operations.

 

Among the prominent projects for which Mr. Gray has been responsible are: SBC Center (Spurs Arena); Northrup Hall at Trinity University; Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion; Woodlawn Lake Park Improvements; Toyota Manufacturing Facility; the South Texas Medical Center Master Plan and the Laughlin (Nevada) Riverwalk Master Plan. He is currently working on site development in support of the ongoing Pearl Brewery Renovations projects and a Master Plan for expansion of the Fort Sam Houston VA National Cemetery. Under previous employment, Mr. Gray produced such projects as the Rivercenter on San Antonio’s River Walk, the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, and the Dallas Cowboys Headquarters and Training Center.

 

In 2000, Mr. Gray received the Texas A&M University College of Architecture Outstanding Alumnus Award, and in 2003, on the strength of his executed works of landscape architecture, Mr. Gray was elected to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Long supportive of the goals and activities of ASLA, Mr. Gray is a Past-President of Texas Chapter and served two terms as Texas Chapter’s Trustee to national ASLA. His service activities include tenure on the Professional Advisory Boards of both Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University. He served two terms on San Antonio’s River Walk Advisory Committee, and served as the Mayor’s appointee on the City of San Antonio’s Zoning Commission.

 

 

 

phinton@rialtostudio.com

 

 

Peter Hinton, ASLA

Principal

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, 1983

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

            Texas Chapter President, 1998

 

Awards

ASLA Chapter Service Award, 1998

 

 

 

As a Principal and Founding Partner of Rialto Studio - where he is an Executive Vice-President - Mr. Hinton is responsible for the firm’s various computer technologies and automated systems. His project responsibilities include design and team management on many of the firm’s large site development projects, such as the City of San Antonio’s Regional Youth Sports Facilities.

 

One of Mr. Hinton's areas of specialization is the design of sports facilities. Some of his efforts include the City of San Antonio’s Regional Youth Sports Facilities, the Brooks Park Soccer Complex, and the Spring Sports Complex for the San Antonio School District (the once Summer Camp for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the hurricane-displaced New Orleans Saints’ official practice facility). Other Rialto projects for which Mr. Hinton has been responsible are: Hill Country Hyatt Resort Expansion & Renovations; Pool Area at Barton Creek Resort in Austin; Saint Laurens Corporate Headquarters; and the San Antonio Country Club Pool Area Renovation. His previous employment saw involvement on the Houston VA National Cemetery, and Wolff Municipal Baseball Stadium. In addition to some of the firm’s large site projects, Mr. Hinton’s work also features large residential commissions, most recently a Beach House in Egypt.

 

Mr. Hinton graduated from Texas Tech University with a BLA in 1983. In the intervening 32 years, he has held increasingly responsible positions with various multidisciplinary firms in San Antonio. Since 1987, he has worked alongside his now-Rialto partner James Gray. He is a registered landscape architect (No. 1401) in the State of Texas. Mr. Hinton is a Past-President of Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and received its Chapter Service Award in 1998. He was one of a small group of individuals that was instrumental in successfully lobbying the Texas Legislature for a Practice Act for Landscape Architects in Texas, a significant accomplishment.

 

 

 

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Bobby Eichholz, ASLA

Partner

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1998

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

             South Texas Section Chair 2006-2007

             South Texas Section Chair 2014-2015

             Texas Chapter President 2016-2017

 

Awards

Kay Tiller Chapter Service Award, 2012

 

Bobby Eichholz earned a BLA from Texas A&M University in May of 1998. He has been with Rialto Studio since its inception in November of 1998 where he is a Partner of the firm. He is responsible for assisting with the design, documentation, production and implementation of many of the projects constructed in the San Antonio and Houston area. He manages the production teams responsible for documenting the designs, and participates in staffing and project scheduling meetings. Notable projects which Bobby has managed for Rialto include the SBC Center (now AT&T Center); Northrup Hall at Trinity University with Robert A. M. Stern’s New York office; University of Texas Health Science Center’s Administration Building; City of San Antonio Emergency Operations Building; and the Rock Creek community in Cypress, Texas.  He is currently responsible for Rialto’s efforts on the ongoing redevelopment of Pearl Brewery and continuing development of the Trinity University campus.

 

He is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Texas (No. 2206). Bobby is a Member of ASLA since 2003 and has long been active in its state chapter governance, also serving for years on the local ASLA golf tournament organizing committee. Currently, he holds the position of ASLA South Texas Section Chair.

 

 

 

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Danny Watson, ASLA

Partner

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2000

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

South Texas Section Chair, 2005-2006

Professional Advisory Board, Texas A&M University, 2015-Present

 

 

Danny is one of Rialto Studio’s Partners and is responsible for leading his team in design, consultant coordination, and delivery on some of Rialto Studio’s key projects. Prior to joining Rialto Studio in 2009, he oversaw design and construction under separate employment of a variety of projects.  At Rialto Studio, he has been responsible for the delivery of such efforts as the Urban Ecology Center at Hardberger Park, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the San Antonio International Airports Exterior Wayfinding Signage package, Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo, the expansion of the VA’s Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and many multi-family and single-family developments.

 

 

Danny is a Registered Landscape Architect (Texas No. 2279) and also a Licensed Irrigator (Texas No. 17517). Danny is a longtime member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has been active on the section level.  He is also currently serving on the Texas A&M University’s Landscape Architectural Professional Advisory Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stan@rialtostudio.com

 

 

Stanley Albus, ASLA

Senior Associate

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, 1983

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

Stan joined Rialto Studio in 2005, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the landscape architecture design and construction fields. Under previous employment, he participated on the construction teams building such notable San Antonio projects as Sea World of Texas, and the Downtown Tri-Party Improvements. For the 12 years prior to joining Rialto Studio, he owned and operated a design/build firm in Kerrville, Texas. Significant clientele there included the Kerrville Independent School District and the H.E. Butt Foundation/Laity Lodge.

 

 

His responsibilities at Rialto Studio include contract document preparation and construction administration. He has assisted with the design and production of such projects such as the Toyota Manufacturing Plant, Cordillera Ranch, Brackenridge Park Rehabilitation, Pearl Brewery, Convention Center Hotel, Towne Lake in Houston, Market Square Rehabilitation, San Antonio Food Bank Community Garden, and Lackland Air Force Base East and West Training Campuses.

 

 

Stan has been a member of ASLA since 1994, and a Registered Landscape Architect since 1984 (Texas No. 1202). He is also a Licensed Irrigator (Texas No. 4058).

 

 

 

 

 

david@rialtostudio.com

 

 

David Beyer, ASLA

Project Manager

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1998

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

David joined Rialto Studio in October 2016, bringing with him over 18 years of experience in the landscape architecture design and construction fields. Under previous employment, he participated on the construction teams building a wide range of projects; including sports parks, trail systems, park master plans, transportation enhancement, residential development, commercial/retail, and design guidelines.

 

 

His responsibilities at Rialto Studio include contract document preparation and construction administration.

 

David is a member of ASLA, and a Registered Landscape Architect (Texas No.2189).

 

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