About Us

Sinclair Black

Sinclair Black

Sinclair Black has many talents: as an architect, educator, author, and urban designer. His design work stems from years of study of the vernacular architecture of Central Texas with design intentions that celebrate and preserve the particulars of the region. He is deeply involved in the community affairs of Austin and has achieved widespread recognition for his efforts on behalf of Austin’s natural and man-made environments. His talents have earned him hundreds of awards and distinctions, including recognition from the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. 

Heyden Black Walker

Heyden Black Walker (MSCRP ’87) is continuing the Black + Vernooy family legacy of local urban design and community advocacy. Together with her father, Sinclair Black, she created Reconnect Austin.

With the goal of equity in transportation and increased access for all, Heyden also donates her time and advocacy efforts to the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council (member), the Congress for the New Urbanism – Central Texas Chapter (secretary, Board of Directors), Vision Zero ATX (member), and the City of Austin Design Commission (former commissioner). Heyden is a 2016 fellow of the national Walking College.