Press Releases 07-13-2015
AUSTIN, Texas (July 13, 2015) – Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), announces the hiring of Tim Bargainer, PLA, ASLA, CLARB, and Brian Binkowski, ASLA, PLA, for the firm’s Landscape Architecture and Planning Department in Austin. Mr. Bargainer serves as Vice President and Director of the Landscape Architecture and Planning Department and Mr. Binkowski is a senior project manager.
Mr. Bargainer’s award-winning work in planning and design over the past 23 years has served numerous communities within Central Texas. At Halff, Mr. Bargainer will manage large multi-disciplined planning and design teams on complex projects. He has the unique ability to visually and graphically analyze and develop alternative solutions which lead to early success in schematic design and design development phases of a project. His diverse experience with both private and public sector projects gives him the ability to focus on the big picture and client satisfaction while successfully leading projects through to completion.
Mr. Binkowski brings 21 years of professional experience as an award-winning landscape architect. As senior project manager, he will focus on parks, trails, and open space projects. He has served federal, state- and municipal-funded projects and his knowledge of the construction industry and technical expertise are beneficial to each client. His trails and park experience includes managing the project from design development, construction document production, permit facilitation/approval, bidding/negotiations, and construction observation through close-out.
“We greatly value adding Tim and Brian to our Austin Landscape Architecture and Planning team,” said Vice President Todd Jackson, branch manager for the Halff Austin and Georgetown offices. “They strive to bring exceptional quality to their work and deliver truly innovative solutions to their clients. Quality work, good communication, and client service are Halff’s top priorities.”
Bargainer and Binkowski have been a team for 15 years and have worked on notable projects such as Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Dell Diamond AAA Ball Park in Round Rock, Brushy Creek Regional Trail Corridor, Taylor Sports Complex, Veterans Memorial Park-Cedar Park, Garey Park, and Berry Springs Park and Preserve in Williamson County. They will continue to serve clients in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston, and surrounding areas.
Mr. Bargainer earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS), among others.
Mr. Binkowski earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. He is a member of ASLA and TRAPS.
About the Firm
Halff is a Texas-based, employee-owned, diverse and multi-disciplined professional services firm. For more than 65 years, Halff has provided innovative solutions for clients in Texas and throughout the United States, offering full-service planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental, oil and gas, right of way, visualization, and surveying services. Halff has 15 offices in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. For more information about Halff, visit http://halff.com/
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