Kristin Howard is the principal designer and founder of HDG Landscape Design. Kristin’s unique background and level of experience has given her the ability to work on a wide range of projects in her career including professional landscape design, pool and plumbing design, landscape architectural plans, construction documentation, permit sets, and 2D and 3D graphics for institutional, commercial, and residential sites.
Kristin began AutoCAD drafting and design in 2003 and started her career as an independent landscape designer in 2006. By 2010, Kristin had obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and a Minor in Urban Planning with an emphasis in Horticulture from Texas A&M University while simultaneously working as an intern under well known Landscape Architects in private firms and for The City of Frisco’s Planning Department. Kristin continued her career as part of a team of landscape designers in Dallas and quickly became the head of the design department for a Dallas landscape company.
It is through extensive design and installation knowledge in the field of landscape architecture, urban planning, and landscape design that Kristin has worked on over 750 residential and commercial design projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and surrounding cities since beginning HDG Landscape Design in 2013.
Kristin’s personal interest is in unique design challenges and sustainability in the field of landscape architecture, landscape irrigation, and drainage. This specialized interest has led her to obtain a Landscape Irrigator’s license for the State of Texas in 2013 (License #: LI0020650).
Kristin is a 4 time award winner of the Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction award, and she was selected as the first Texas designer for the DIY Network’s Yard Crashers. The show ‘Charming Southern Retreat‘ (Air Date July 28, 2014) gives a taste of just one of Kristin’s many design styles as well as her ability to create one-of-a-kind outdoor living design.