Mark Word -- Principal

Mark Word’s interest in art, graphic design, and botany has led to a 15 year career designing commercial and residential landscapes. The work of his Austin-based company has been featured in national publications and is noted for its sensitivity to regional character.  Mark Word Design continues to collaborate with renowned architects to develop a unique vision of the relationship between landscape and architecture. 

Sarah Carr -- Principal

Sarah spent the first four years of her career designing thoughtful urban houses, drawing on her education as an architect and hands-on construction experience.  Given to artistic leanings and a deep love of nature it now seems inevitable that Sarah’s focus would transition to landscape.  For the last ten years, Sarah has led the MWD design office.  Her attentive design skills coupled with a keen understanding of construction sequencing offer an invaluable source of inventive ideas and practical strategies.

Shaney Clemmons, Landscape Architect -- Project Manager

With nearly 20-years of landscape experience, Shaney has honed her ability to move between big-picture thinking and construction detail, ensuring the original vision of a project is carried out through all phases of design and construction.  Shaney’s aesthetic is always informed by context.  She never approaches a site with a preconceived solution or a signature design in mind. The site’s history, community and story are critical to creating the perfect balance between built and natural environments. 

Jennifer Knott, Landscape Architect -- Project Manager

After receiving her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Jennifer began her 14-year practice in northern California, where she worked primarily on public open space projects including streetscapes, public parks and large-scale site master planning. She has also worked closely with universities to create design guidelines for long-term planning and implementation. Since moving to Austin in 2011, Jennifer has shifted her practice focus to residential design-build. She loves working closely with clients to find the perfect marriage of function and beauty for their landscape and to help them see their vision come to life. 

Genevieve Buentello -- Landscape Designer

Alyssa Hassell -- Landscape Designer

Brad Barco -- Landscape Designer

Leah Romero -- Landscape Designer

Stephen Slaughter  -- Accounting & Office Manager

Sarah Bolen -- Construction Office Manager

Rosemary Harris -- Maintenance Manager

Heidi Hills -- Construction Office Assistant

(512) 440-0013

designoffice@markworddesign.com

4805 Red Bluff Road D

Austin, TX 78702