Holden McCullough

Environmental Designer

Holden is an Environmental Designer with a diverse portfolio of experience in the field of landscape architecture. His professional background ranges from large scale master planning, urban design, and mixed-use developments on the east coast to highly detailed residential and ranch design projects in the southern plains of Texas. Holden lived abroad in Genoa, Italy during his time as an undergraduate at Clemson to study and encounter Italian architecture, cities, and culture. Additionally, he spent time as an expedition guide for a non-profit organization. These experiences have made Holden an effective and pragmatic designer in a wide variety of project types. They have also shaped his inherent belief in the ability of the landscape to influence the quality of the human experience. He is passionate about fostering the cultural and natural authenticity of a place and supporting human expression and response through design. Personally, Holden is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder, enjoys making music, and is always searching for a new adventure.

Why I Love This Work

Landscape Architecture is a unique niche of design that affects the daily lives of people and increases the viability of the environment. Everyone deserves to live in a place that inspires!


 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Clemson University


 Illustrative rendering, 3D modeling, solar mapping, construction detailing, public engagement, public speaking, garden design, urban design, recreation design, outdoor recreation, stormwater management, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp.

Favorite Species

Populus tremuloides, or Quaking Aspen, is named for its characteristic leaf structure which makes the canopy appear to flutter in the slightest breeze. Also, its white bark and brilliant yellow fall color makes this species and all round favorite of mine.