Chip Trageser

Chip Trageser, FASLA

Managing Principal | Houston /

Chip Trageser, FASLA is a registered Landscape Architect with 25 years of professional experience.  Having recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary with OJB, Chip is a Managing Principal responsible for design and operations at the firm’s Houston practice. During his tenure, Chip has collaborated with a wide-range of architects, developers and foundations and is a best-in-class designer of urban parks, mixed-used developments, healthcare, academic and corporate campus projects.

Chip’s love of the landscape is evident in all of his designs, and is reinforced by the popularity and success of his projects.  He is able to connect with the perspectives of multiple users and translate their needs into spaces that surprise and transform their experience.  Chip’s designs always start with a thorough analysis and understanding of the site, allowing him to exploit opportunities and creatively overcome site limitations. Chip is passionate about creating user-oriented spaces that effortlessly balance beauty and practicality.

Chip currently serves as Principal-in-Charge for the Allen Center in downtown Houston; a 35-acre campus for Pioneer Natural Resources’ new headquarters in Irving, TX; and The Union, a mixed-use project in Dallas, TX. Among his notable projects are the newly re-imagined Levy Park in Houston, the Brochstein Pavilion and Brockman Physics Building at Rice University, CityCentre and the Northbelt Campus in Houston, TX, and Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, TX.

In 2015, Chip was elevated to Fellow at the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and has served on the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture’s Professional Advisory Board for the past three years. He is also active in the Houston design community and is a current member of the Rice Design Alliance. His talks on therapeutic and meaningful landscapes and gardens have informed students and professionals alike.