High Performance Landscapes


Matt Stubbs guest on Mother Daughter EarthCast

June, 2021

KSS Senior Associate Matt Stubbs recently had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest on the Mother Daughter EarthCast to have a conversation about Re-Wilding and share some of the things the Firm has learned on the subject. He really enjoyed getting to chat with Marianna and Gina about on the topic and wants to thank them for having him on. They have a great podcast with a lot of interesting episodes covering a wide range of topics you should check out. The included link is to the YouTube version of that episode.

Matt Stubbs guest on Mother Daughter EarthCast

Three Case Studies in Re-wilding: Models and Methods for Other Cities to Consider

February, 2018

The Nature of Cities is an international platform for articles on mega cities and the environment. Over recent years, Kevin Sloan has contributed eight articles as the platform has grown from about a hundred contributors when he started, to now over 600 environmentalists, landscape architects, designers, politicians and other experts concerned with cities and nature.

Kevin's advocacy and international thought leadership for Re-wilding environments is covered in a recent offering that covers three case studies in the DFW region.

Three Case Studies in Re-wilding

Kevin Sloan gives Keynote Lecture at HKS Green Week

May, 2017

On May 9, 2017, Kevin Sloan ASLA, Honorary AIA, and founder of Kevin Sloan Studio, delivered a keynote lecture at HKS annual Green Week symposium, about an urban concept to use the entire watershed network in DFW as an attraction to form urban density with nature. The lecture about the DFW Branch Waters Network, shared the challenges confronting mega cities and how a cultural affinity for nature can and may be all that’s needed to re-structure the diffuse and endless pattern of the Metroplex over time. In recent years, national and international design journals have acclaimed the Branch Waters concept and the almost documentary evidence for how it is already forming.

Kevin Sloan Keynote Lecture at HKS Green Week

Kevin Sloan receives distinction of Honorary AIA

March, 2016

Kevin Sloan has been conferred Honorary AIA Dallas. According to the AIA, Honorary Memberships are granted to esteemed individuals who have rendered extraordinary and valuable service within the Dallas area, and have conspicuously upheld the AIA’s aims. Kevin and other 2015 AIA Dallas Community Honors recipients will be recognized at CELEBRATE ARCHITECTURE, a special awards event, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

McDermott-Cook Residence wins 2016 Texas ASLA Merrit Award

March, 2016
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Branch Waters Urbanism Article

December, 2015

Kevin Sloan's article regarding the Branch Water Network is featured on The Nature of Cities website, titled "Branch Waters Urbanism: A Concept of Landscape That Organizes the Chaos of “Jungle Cities”." Follow the link below to the details of the article.

The Nature of Cities

Why is modern architecture hard to get right?

December, 2015

In a recent e-mail exchange with architect Alan Chimacoff in Princeton, the topic, "Why Modern Architecture is difficult to get right" is discussed. Follow the link below to the Kevin Sloan Studio Blog to see Alan's insightful and compelling response.

Reset Blog

Branch Water DFW Published in Columns Magazine

November, 2015
Branch Water DFW An Unprecedented Form of Cohesion with Nature, Columns Magazine

Urban Reserve in DWELL Magzine

April, 2015

On Sunday, April 12, from 3:00-5:00pm in Dallas, Kevin Sloan, ASLA, M.Arch of Kevin Sloan Studio, with Robert Mechfessel, FAIA, DSGN Associates will discuss The Dallas Urban Reserve.

Exclusive Tours of Private Texas Gardens

Arlington 100 block

February, 2015

Kevin Sloan Studio is developing the urban design for an urban housing block near the University of Texas-Arlington and adjacent to a new library and Council Chamber project at Arlington City Hall.