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H. Dan Heyn

At a Glance

Class Year: 1946

Award Year: 2004

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

Profession: Landscape Architecture


H. Dan Heyn '46 (LAND) practiced award-winning landscape architecture in Texas for 50 years, and became Texas' first native plant designer, playing a pivotal role in the genesis of the Texas native plant movement. Heyn completed various prestigious projects at numerous architectural firms over the years, and served as the resident architect at Texas Instruments Dallas, before opening his own practice in 1965. For 40 years Heyn has collaborated with architect Frank Thrower designing many large and significant projects including Redman Plaza Office Complex, Mountain View Community College, North Lake Community College, and Austin College. Working with various other architects, Heyn completed hundreds of other projects including the Kalamazoo Rose Park Veterans Memorial, the shelter for Willow Creek Ranch in Sterling County, also known as The Birthday, and the Karnack United States Post Office, for client Lady Bird Johnson. Throughout his career he amassed an archive of drawings and photographs that today are stored, along with his office records, at the Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas in Austin.