LEAD DESIGNER: KRISTIN HOWARD
EXPERIENCE: HDG’s lead designer and owner, Kristin Howard, began drafting for architectural firms in 2003. She has designed landscape, pool, and outdoor living projects for institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential properties since 2008. Kristin opened HDG in 2013 with the goal of creating one-of-a-kind design solutions for clients that more aptly integrates architecture, people, and the environment, and since then, she has completed over 1,000 professional designs for clients in Houston and throughout the state of Texas using her remote design process.
PASSION FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE: In addition to designing, Kristin has helped 20+ small businesses grow and develop their brands and professional capabilities in the construction industry as well as trained many designers in standard engineering and landscape architectural drafting practices so they can achieve their entrepreneurial passions.
EDUCATION: Kristin received a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University with a minor in Urban Planning and Horticulture, is a Texas Master Gardener, and a licensed irrigator for the state of Texas (LI0020650). Due to her passion to tackle bigger business problems for companies, Kristin will be receiving her MBA from Rice University in 2025.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: Kristin’s personal interest is in unique design challenges and horticulture. She has trained 15 years to increase her knowledge in home vegetable and fruit production as well as specialty rose growing and custom hybridization. Kristin’s home garden is located outside of Houston on 2 acres and is dubbed “The HDG Test Garden” where Kristin personally tests the plants, materials, and installation techniques she recommends to her clients. She has a dedicated YouTube channel, blog, podcast, and Instagram page to showcase what’s “growing on” in the test garden and educate gulf coast gardeners on better practices to create healthy gardens naturally.
HDG Landscape Design donates training, education, designs, and consultations each year to non-profit organizations including Camp Hope Veteran Program’s outdoor living space and Memorial garden, Texas A&M University’s annual student design workshop, and marketing design and renderings to secure grants for community gardens in Texas.
HDG Landscape Design is a 4 time award winner of the Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction award. HDG has partnered with several installation companies in the Houston area to help them win design/build project awards. Kristin was the lead designer for 2 TNLA design awards won by a Houston installation company in 2021. See the award winning project photos HERE.
Kristin Howard was selected as the first Texas designer for the DIY Network’s show Yard Crashers. Her responsibilities included design, marketing graphics, vendor selection, material procurement, crew management, and ensuring on-time project delivery at all phases. The episode ‘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.
Kristin has won several first place awards growing roses and competing in the Houston Rose Society’s seasonal events.
When you are ready to begin your customized design process, email our lead designer, Kristin Howard with your property and project information. We include a helpful guide to let you know what we need to see! Your project information will be reviewed before setting up a zoom consultation.
By Email: kristin @ prolandscapedesign.com