John S. Troy Landscape Architect Inc., San Antonio, Texas
John S. Troy has practiced landscape architecture in the San Antonio area since 1981. After beginning his career as a professor, he developed a robust residential practice, became a public voice for sustainability, and helped lead the transformation of the San Antonio Botanical Garden (SABG) into a nationally recognized horticultural showcase. Since 1994, John has provided sustained planning and guidance in shaping the development of an eight-acre phased expansion of SABG's original thirty-acre property. Through John's vision and efforts, SABG is now an exemplary regional botanical garden, its design having been recognized by Texas ASLA with a 2019 Honor Award. In 2017, he founded the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council to foster a rare collaboration among the ASLA South Texas chapter, the San Antonio Water System, and SABG education and conservation staff to focus on water conservation, sustainability, landscape design, education, and broadened information on plants in the Garden. John's continuous, pro-bono service promoting the transformative power of landscape architecture spans four decades and was recognized with the Texas ASLA Community Service Award.