Master Planning

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School  Comprehensive master plan for 400-acre campus in the Hill Country west of Austin.

Episcopal School of Acadiana  Secondary school serving approximately 600 students in grades six through twelve on a 100-acre campus, formerly a sugar plantation in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Camp Allen Conference Center  Episcopal summer youth camp and conference center located on an 800-acre site in the East Texas Piney Woods near Navasota.


Site Planning & Design

Topfer Theatre at Zach Scott Parking and pedestrian spaces are integrated with rain gardens that filter the first inch of rainfall runoff.  Streetscape improvements connect the site to the city, the riverfront and downtown.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School various projects Site-specific design for more than a dozen projects over the past 20 years including Campus Greenway, Tennis Center, Athletic Fields, Student Center & Dining Complex, Academic Center, Dormitories, Memorial Garden, and Chapel grounds.

Goliad County Courthouse Square Goliad  Restoration of historic Courthouse Square to serve as a modern town commons.

Methuen Comprenensive Grammar School  Building and facilities for 1200 students were designed around the wetlands located on over half the site near Boston*

Greylock Quad at Williams College  Site restoration of a residential quadrangle on picturesque New England campus *


Urban Design

South Congress Avenue Streetscape Improvements support increased pedestrian activity in Austin’s SoCo District south of downtown.  

2nd Street District Streetscape Improvement Project  Local consultant to CWDG, Boston. Provided final design and construction documents for pedestrian-dominated 2nd Street to support emerging retail and cultural district along 7 blocks downtown.  

Central Artery / Third Harbor Tunnel Project As project Landscape Architect with Carol R. Johnson & Associates in Boston, Joan Hyde developed landscape designs for a new entrance to Logan Airport, a community park in East Boston, and streetscapes along new downtown Boston boulevards *

       *Joan Hyde as project Landscape Architect with Carol R. Johnson & Associates


"Lead With The Land," Spartan Magazine, Summer 2017 describes completion of campus greenway and transformation of St. Stephens Episcopal School's 100-acre campus over 24 years, guided by Resource Design's master plan using land as the organizing principle.

Topfer Theatre at Zach Scott One of 300 national projects representing best practices in green infrastructure by EPA

Stephen’s Tennis Center  Merit Award in Design, Texas Chapter ASLA

St. Stephen’s Dining Hall / Student Center featured in Texas Architect magazine

Methuen K-8 School  (CRJA, Joan Hyde as project landscape architect)  Merit Award in Design by American Society of Landscape Architects and New England Environmental Award by EPA

South Congress Retaining Wall   Awarded “Best Public Work” by Austin Chronicle

Austin Design Commissioner Joan Hyde 2000 – 2009 Advised Austin City Council on proposed developments and policies regarding urban design and open space