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.

 

Contact information: jgray@rialtostudio.com

 

Kenneth Fowler, ASLA Emeritus

Principal - Retired

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Zoology,

Louisiana State University, 1970

 

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 1975

 

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1979

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

             Texas Chapter President, 1992

Roster of Visiting Evaluators, Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board

 

Awards

ASLA Chapter Service Award, 1998

 

Mr. Fowler was a Principal and Founding Partner of Rialto Studio, where he served as Executive Vice-President from 1998 until his retirement in 2014. His professional experience spans decades of public, private, and academic practice; he had been practicing landscape architecture in San Antonio since 1982. He is a registered landscape architect (No. 611) in the State of Texas.

 

Prominent among Rialto projects for which Mr. Fowler has been responsible are: Clark County, Nevada’s Regional Heritage Greenway Trails project; Riverlink at the Hotel Valencia; HBG Convention Center Expansion; South Texas Medical Center Infrastructure Improvements; Exterior Wayfinding Signage at San Antonio’s airport; and projects for the Texas A&M University System including two recent major developments at their College Station campus. Among the numerous projects he has designed at the San Antonio Zoo are its new Main Entry, the Whooping Crane Exhibit, the Gibbons Forest Exhibit, and Zootennial Plaza, a celebration of the zoo’s 100th birthday in 2014.

 

Since his retirement, Mr. Fowler now enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

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.

 

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.

 

Contact information: phinton@rialtostudio.com

 

 

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.

 

Contact information: bobby@rialtostudio.com

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.

 

Contact information: dwatson@rialtostudio.com

Robert Deegan, ASLA

Partner, LEED AP

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2004

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

Robert joined Rialto Studio in September 2017, bringing with him over 13 years of planning and landscape architecture experience to Rialto Studio. Through projects like The Grove at Shoal Creek and Easton Park in Austin, Texas, Robert has worked with clients to create vibrant walkable communities that integrate functional landscapes and encourage social engagement, while understanding and leveraging the economic, engineering and regulatory forces that govern the way land is developed. Robert has applied this approach to projects of all types, including housing and community design, urban design,  parks and recreation, trails and transportation infrastructure, higher education, mixed-use, and more.

 

 

His responsibilities at Rialto Studio running the new office in Austin, as well as design, contract documentation and construction administration.

 

Robert is a member of ASLA, and a Registered Landscape Architect (Texas No.2775).

 

Contact information: rdeegan@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).

 

Contact information: stan@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).

 

Contact information: david@rialtostudio.com

Sean Duncan

Landscape Architect

 

Education

Bachelor of Horticulture, Texas A&M University, 2002

Master of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2005

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

Sean is a member of ASLA, and a Registered Landscape Architect (Texas No.2911).

 

Contact information: sduncan@rialtostudio.com

Mike Pecen

Landscape Architect, LEED AP BD+C

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism & English, Franklin College, 1994

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

 

Affiliations

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

Mike is a member of ASLA, and a Registered Landscape Architect (Texas No.2804).

 

Contact information: mike@rialtostudio.com

Paul Wilson

Graphics Specialist

 

Education

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 2004

 

 

Contact information: paul@rialtostudio.com

Josh Berry

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape  Architecture, Texas Tech University, 2013

 

 

Contact information: jberry@rialtostudio.com

Kylie Mycock

Designer

 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, 2013

 

Awards

ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition Winner, 2013

 

 

Contact information: kylie@rialtostudio.com

Eric Wildhaber

Designer

 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, 2012

 

 

Contact information: eric@rialtostudio.com

Regan Morkovsky

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, 2016

 

Awards

ASLA Student Chapter - Certificate of Honor Award, 2016

 

 

Contact information: reagan@rialtostudio.com

Elliot Williams

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2016

 

 

 

Contact information: elliot@rialtostudio.com

Evan Hartsfield

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, 2017

 

 

 

Contact information: evan@rialtostudio.com

Laura Laney

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Nebraska, 2016

 

 

 

Contact information: laura@rialtostudio.com

Kristy Street

Designer

 

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 1987

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

 

Affiliations

Associate Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

 

 

 

 

Contact information: kristy@rialtostudio.com

 

RIALTO STUDIO

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

DAVID BEYER

Project Manager

PAUL WILSON

Graphics Specialist

REAGAN MORKOVSKY

Designer

ELLIOT WILLIAMS

Designer

EVAN HARTSFIELD

Designer

LAURA LANEY

Designer

KYLIE MYCOCK

Designer

SEAN DUNCAN

Landscape Architect

KRISTY STREET

Designer

MIKE PECEN

Landscape Architect,

LEED AP BD+C

PETER HINTON

Principal

JAMES W. GRAY, JR.

Principal

BOBBY EICHHOLZ

Partner

DANNY WATSON

Partner

Copyright  Rialto Studio Inc. 2017

KENNETH FOWLER

Principal - Retired

JOSHUA BERRY

Designer

ERIC WILDHABER

Designer

KEELY RIZZATO

Designer

ROBERT DEEGAN

Partner, LEED AP

STANLEY ALBUS

Sr. Associate