The Hill Country has always been home to Marcus Parker


Marcus Cantu Parker was born and raised in Texas, where he spent his early years climbing live oaks and swimming in the Llano River. His love for the great outdoors is a cornerstone of Marcus Parker Landscape Architecture (MPLA).
Marcus cultivated his creativity and passion for design at the Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA. His training in both academic and practical settings enables him to combine his professional knowledge in construction technology and environmental systems with his artistic talent and creative problem-solving. After college, he was employed with a landscape architecture firm in Boston for ten years where he worked his way up from a part-time intern to a senior associate and professional landscape architect.
Founding Marcus Parker Landscape Architecture is a sort of homecoming for Marcus. He’s always dreamt of opening a design firm in the Hill Country, and this endeavor allows him to bring his professional expertise and artistry to Texas homeowners, commercial developers, and civic spaces.

As a landscape architect, Marcus is able to provide services and support that your average landscape contractor cannot. MPLA is a design firm and works directly with clients to produce creative solutions for outdoor spaces that fulfill their needs and draws from the surrounding natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

licensed in the state of Texas

  • TX Licensed Landscape Architect #3656
  • MA Licensed Landscape Architect #4333

Meeting all of your exterior design and permitting needs

Single Family Residential Services

  • Consultation and Site Analysis
  • Conceptual Design
  • Planting Design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Site Improvements including:
    • Pergolas
    • Pools
    • Outdoor Kitchens
    • Water Features
  • Site Grading and Drainage Design
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bid Support
  • Permitting Support
  • Construction Administration

Commercial Services

  • Site Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual Design
  • Design Development
  • Placemaking
  • Multi-family, Mixed-use, Hospitality, Institutional,
    Academic and Corporate Site + Design
  • Public Parks and Plazas
  • Streetscape Design
  • Roof Terrace and Green Roof Design
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bid Support
  • Permitting Support
  • Construction Administration

Designs built to last and flourish


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