Christine Ten Eyck received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. She became a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2003 and is a registered landscape architect in Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. She is also an appointed advisor on the State Department’s and U.S. General Services Administration’s National Register of Peer Professionals. Committed to advancing both landscape architectural practice and education, Christine has lectured at various conferences and institutions, including Stanford University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Urban Land Institute’s 2009 A Drier West Conference, and was the keynote speaker for the 2013 Washington State ASLA Conference and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in 2011.
Awards recognizing Christine’s contributions to landscape architecture as an advocate for sustainability and landscape authenticity include the United States Senate Congressional Commendation for Historic Preservation, National Trust for Historic Preservation Landscape Architecture Award, Cities Alive Green Roof & Wall Award of Excellence, Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence, in addition to numerous national and state chapter awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The 2009 ASLA Professional Awards jury described the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute “an authentic example of sustainability. The vernacular planting palette and reuse of water is raised to a more poetic level.”
Christine’s design approach, aesthetic, and innovation in the realm of sustainability have received attention in the published world. Selected books featuring her studio’s work include The Sustainable Sites Handbook (2012), Private Paradise (2011), Tomorrow’s Garden (2011), Design for a Vulnerable Planet (2011), The Desert Home (2002), Healing Gardens (1999), and Designing for the Future (1996). Selected publications include Landscape Architecture Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Mountain Living, Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Texas Architect, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.