AUSTIN, Texas – TBG Partners today announced the promotions of Guthrie Alexander, Chris Jackson, Blaine Weinheimer, Dean Wilson, Scott McKinzie and Pete Simpson to the title of Associate.
Alexander is an experienced geographer and urban planner who works on a wide range of planning and design projects in the Austin office of TBG Partners. Always ready for a challenge, he enjoys employing new technology and techniques to existing projects, as well as repurposing those techniques to provide new services. Alexander routinely uses sophisticated technology to perform tasks like GIS mapping, 3D modeling and animation, and in-field GPS data collection and asset management. He stays busy being versatile and moving between several projects at once. Alexander received a Bachelor of Arts in geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, as well as a minor in architecture. A native of Comanche, Texas, he enjoys CrossFit, welding, hunting, and spending time with his wife, Brittney.
Jackson has been a member of the TBG Partners’ Austin family since 2007, showcasing his exceptional design and planning abilities. During his early years with the firm, Jackson received a solid planning foundation stemming from his work on large-scale planning projects. These days he Jackson has enjoyed working on urban redevelopment efforts, including rewarding projects like the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment and the Arbor Terrace and Capital Studios projects with Foundation Communities. An Erie, Pa. native, Jackson received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Penn State University in 2007, and he is a LEED Accredited Professional and Registered Landscape Architect in Texas. He is active with the Urban Land Institute through its Young Leaders program, and in his spare time he enjoys cycling, wakeboarding and other outdoor activities.
A multitalented landscape designer and illustrator, Weinheimer has been with TBG Partners for the past five years, joining the firm’s San Antonio office in 2007 before moving to Austin in September 2010. During that time he has worked on projects ranging from parks and university campuses to multifamily residences, master-planned communities and historic properties. Weinheimer’s contributions include creating high-quality graphics and illustratives as well as project involvement from design development through construction documentation. Originally from Fredericksburg, Weinheimer received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2007. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and spending time with his wife Tina.
A key member of TBG Partners’ Dallas office since 2007, Wilson works on a variety of project types from initial design through construction, managing most of his projects through all development phases. His experience encompasses urban mixed-use and multifamily projects as well as civic work such as municipal parks, trails and streetscapes. With each project, Wilson and his teams develop sophisticated design solutions that are rooted in the context of their native environment. He enjoys the aesthetic character of a well-maintained native setting, and each of his projects expresses a well-defined hierarchy of spaces for pedestrian users. Wilson is a native of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University.
McKinzie has been a valued member of TBG Partners’ Houston office since 2008, working on diverse projects ranging from master-planned communities and community-based development projects to urban infill endeavors and eminent domain/condemnation cases. He undertakes a variety of assignments for these projects and has extensive experience in the areas of community planning, subdivision design and right-of-way acquisition analysis. Prior to joining TBG Partners, McKinzie worked for Vernon G. Henry & Associates, a Houston-based urban land planning firm that merged with TBG Partners in 2008. McKinzie received a Bachelor of Science in urban and regional planning from Texas State University in 2006, and he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association. He enjoys sharing his free time with his wife, Kristy, and their dog, Raider.
A member of TBG Partners’ Houston office since 2008, Simpson shares his design talents on projects ranging from all varieties of park and recreation venues to hospitality destinations, communities, urban sites and designing and rehabilitating watercourses. He has extensive experience creating natural and water-efficient designs as well as developing tree preservation strategies and park master plans. Simpson’s designs celebrate each project site’s unique characteristics, creating experiential spaces for patrons without overshadowing the natural splendor afforded by the land.Outside the office, Simpson serves on the Steering Committee for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s young professionals group, Bayou Buddies, and he’s an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, fishing and canoe races. Pete received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University in 2008 and is a Warrenton, Mo., native.