Alumni Profile

Kinder Baumgardner

BLA 1987

Landscape Architecture

Alumnus Kinder Baumgardner (BLA 1987) was named president of SWA Group in July 2014, after leading the SWA Houston office as managing principal since 2010. His recent work includes re-envisioning downtown Houston’s Interstate 45 corridor as a new public space, the urban design for Fort Wayne’s River District, and a city-scale waterfront in Dubai that will become the region’s new financial hub. Baumgardner is active in the Landscape Architecture Foundation and is a regular speaker at ASLA conferences.