Margaret Robinson is a Founder and Managing Principal at Asakura Robinson and leader of the Austin studio where she oversees local collaborations for civic, entertainment, cultural, commercial, and residential clients. She holds over 30 years of planning, urban design and landscape architecture experience in Texas, California, and abroad with special expertise in innovative design thinking and overall project leadership.
An expert and advocate of sustainable design, Margaret has championed the use of green infrastructure and high-performance landscape design solutions that preserve existing ecosystems, improve stormwater quality, and educate users about the benefits of sustainable construction techniques. Her award-winning portfolio includes the Landa Park Master Plan in New Braunfels, the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan in Austin, and the Trail Design Strategy for the City of San Antonio.
Margaret is a founding member of the Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum which advocates LID and green infrastructure in the region and state. She speaks frequently on this topic to local and regional groups.
Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Interacting with the brilliant professionals in our office!
If you could work on a project anywhere in the world where would it be?
My hometown, Lafayette, Louisiana.
If you had a superpower to make a bigger impact on communities/ cities/ or environments what superpower would you have?
Provide safe and healing public spaces for all.