About Cascade Landscape Architecture

Cascade Landscape Architecture is a minority, woman and disadvantaged owned business enterprise (MBE, WBE, DBE), certified through the City of Austin, Texas. We are a sustainable design consulting firm, passionate about placemaking and the implementation of water conservation principles to create memorable public destinations. Cascade Landscape Architecture offers comprehensive site design, planting, irrigation and visualization services. We specialize in park development but have experience in nearly all project sectors. Cascade Landscape Architecture has been in business since January of 2021, yet our principals have over a decade of experience in the Landscape Architecture profession.

Cascade Landscape Architecture is a versatile design consulting firm dedicated to improving the way water is used and managed in the landscape. We believe in the design of functional, long-lasting community spaces that benefit from water conservation and create a lifelong impression. Planting and irrigation are design services simultaneously provided in-house due to the importance of the relationship for conserving water. We designate irrigation hydrozones, group plants with similar water requirements and promote low-maintenance and efficient irrigation systems for long-term sustainability.

We have a wealth of experience among our team of industry experts. Each bringing a unique addition the creative culture of Cascade-LA. Our sought-after design and planning expertise is founded on our passion for creating great spaces with budget conscious design in mind and a commitment to detail and quality.


We pride ourselves on providing outstanding communication and service to our clients. We look forward to meeting you and working with you on your next development project.



Estrella Starbuck


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Estrella is a graduate of North Dakota State University with Bachelor degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism.


She is passionate about placemaking and creating destinations for families to gather. She has years of professional experience designing multi-million dollar community parks, including numerous custom built playgrounds. She is very knowledgeable about site furnishings and enjoys working with vendors to find the best solution for her client’s projects.


Outside the studio, she is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time in the mountains. She also enjoys video production + editing, reading, and finding the best food in town! 


Joseph Starbuck

Managing Principal

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Joseph is a graduate of North Dakota State University with Bachelor degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design. Afterwards, he earned his Masters degree, studying Water Conservation at Tel Aviv University.


Joseph is enthusiastic about green infrastructure, and how it can improve water quality, reduce stormwater runoff, and enhance community livability. He has professional experience on projects incorporating permeable pavers, porous pavements, bioswales, gray-water irrigation, as well as stormwater capture + filtration systems.


He has worked on various project typologies including multi-use trail systems, urban plazas, community gardens, multi-family, retail, hospitality, education, and regional transit projects, including light rail and bus rapid-transit.


When he’s not in the studio, he loves travelling, hiking, and camping with his wife, Estrella, and dog, Sky. He also enjoys photography, drawing, cooking, and exploring new places in the City!