Terry and Daniel Woodroffe at the Austin Under 40 Awards Event on February 22, 2013 (left photo). Daniel (back) and a group of volunteers at Republic Square Park in January (right photo).
Daniel Woodroffe, APF’s board president, is the founder of dwg., one of Austin’s premier landscape architecture firms. He was honored at the 15th Annual Austin Under 40 awards ceremony Friday, February 22, 2013 with a category win in Architecture, Engineering and Design. The top honors at these awards recognize young professionals for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and commitment to community service.
“I’m humbled to stand among such a prestigious and amazing group of individuals tonight,” Daniel said, as he accepted his award from presenter Mayor Lee Leffingwell. “With these leaders at the helm, the future of Austin looks brighter than ever.”
Daniel has practiced landscape architecture in America for over fifteen years. With a British pedigree and training he has amassed a wealth of hospitality, urban design, parks, complex architectural construction, green infrastructure and permitting experience. He was selected as the local landscape architect on the winning Michael Van Valkenburgh team for the Waller Creek project — the result of an almost year-long juried selection process, and one which will heavily impact the future of Austin’s downtown corridor.
Daniel is passionate about design excellence, collaboration and public service. He is an urban open-space advocate and has been a board member of APF for five years, and president for the past year. He is also a board member of the Downtown Austin Alliance, and is chair of the Congress Avenue WOW Committee. Daniel is particularly dedicated to Republic Square Park, where he leads a monthly workday to assist PARD with the management and maintenance of the recent investment in the park’s infrastructure (the deck and landscaping around the “Auction Oaks”).
“For years Austin has considered itself a city in a park,” says Daniel. “However, with a combination of drought, funding shortfalls, a lack of resources and increased pressure from a rapidly increasing population our parks are being loved to death. Republic Square has exemplified the critical role of APF to fundraise, vision and execute improvements, in careful coordination with our partners and the PARD, to transform one of Austin’s signature downtown (and historic) parks.”
Daniel’s firm, dwg. practices urban landscape architecture with an exclusive focus on urban design in the Central Business District and adjacent density design corridors. The firm has quickly become the leader within Austin’s design community notable for their modern design, relationships and expertise.
To volunteer for one of Daniel’s monthly Republic Square Park “Weed-n-Feed” workdays, visit ourcalendar.