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Charles S. McDaniel

At a Glance

Class Year: 1979

Award Year: 2011

Degree: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Profession: Landscape Architect


Chuck McDaniel, FASLA, is an award-winning landscape architect and Managing Principal of SWA Group’s Dallas studio. His work delivers functional, restorative spaces and is internationally acclaimed for its expressive lines, sustainable materials, and social, cultural and environmental significance. Chuck draws on four decades of extensive travel and deep engagement with the profession to inform his personable and intuitive approach. Chuck’s focus is on the creation of functional, restorative spaces that facilitate the client’s program while expressing the unique contexts of each project. His projects share an authenticity of place and a commitment to a nuanced and cohesive user experience. Chuck has brought his innovative and sensitive approach to projects of all types from sprawling renowned five-star resorts to intimate urban parks and trails. Chuck is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a distinguished Alumni of the TAMU College of Architecture.