HOCKER is an internationally-recognized, award-winning landscape architecture studio based in Dallas, Texas, founded in 2005 by President, Founding Partner, and Design Principal David L. Hocker.

The studio responds to unique design challenges with responsible, innovative solutions. At the very core of the firm's work is a mission to establish the landscape as a cohesive link between a project's architecture and site.

Texas and surrounding regions provide endless exposure to a diverse mix of urban, rural and agricultural landscape patterns. The studio’s intimate knowledge of these native landscapes is integral to the design process, as it applies to a variety of projects ranging from residential gardens, to parks and urban design. HOCKER creates spaces that are meticulously detailed and reflect a strong material comprehension relative to site and context.

The work of HOCKER includes institutional, corporate, mixed-use, and residential projects across North America. Regardless of typology, the studio approaches each project and its unique characteristics with openness to collaboration and design exploration. The work is anchored in connectivity to a region's ecology, natural geographic features, strong programmatic development, and an overarching desire to create beautiful, simple spaces that exhibit the art of restraint.

Antoni Kwiatkowski, ASLA


Ashlee Lehmann, ASLA, PLA

Senior Associate

Biff Sturgess, ASLA, LEED AP

Managing Partner

David L. Hocker, FASLA

President & Founding Partner

Dylan Stewart, ASLA, PLA

Senior Associate

Gisela Borghi

Creative Director

Hanning Zhang, ASLA


Monty McMahen, ASLA, PLA


Summer Baldwin, ASLA

Senior Associate

Thomas Hocker

Partner, Business Operations

Wuqi Lyu, Associate ASLA


Yijing Xiao, SASLA LSU

Landscape Intern

Yingpeng Feng, Associate ASLA

Landscape Designer

Zewen "Allen" Yu, ASLA, PLA, SITES AP