Rebecca Leonard, FAICP


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Contact Information

Organization / Work Phone:
(512) 499-0222
Address:

4001 Camacho Street
Austin
TX
78723
United States

FAICP Statement

Rebecca Leonard is principal, shareholder, and president of Design Workshop, a 10-office global planning, urban design, and landscape architecture company. She has led award-winning projects, lectured, written, and served as an adviser to numerous clients, community groups, and professional peers. The scope of her interests is broad, with an emphasis on community-based projects and public-private partnerships. In 2007, Leonard opened the Texas office of Design Workshop and mentors emerging leaders within the company and the profession. She continually works to advance the comprehensiveness of planning analysis, create transparent decision processes, and bring the best resources to bear for her clients. Inducted 2016.

Professional Biography

Rebecca Leonard, FAICP, PLA, LEED AP, CNU-A, the founder of Lionheart Places LLC, has over 20 years of experience in landscape architecture, community planning, urban design, stakeholder engagement, and facilitation. She leads redevelopment and mixed use projects including streets, trails and greenways. She has master planned and designed large corporate campuses and resorts. Her parks and plazas such as the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans shows vision and a dogged pursuit of implementation. A national leader in performance-based design, Rebecca’s desire to balance the environmental, community, and economic benefits in every project creates successful results. She works closely with her clients to ensure that the plans she helps create are implemented. It is her awareness of the challenges bridging from visioning into implementation that drove her to open Lionheart, a firm committed to seeing clients realize their vision.