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About Us/ History

About Us

Hooten Land Design, Inc. is a landscape architectural firm located in Decatur, Georgia focusing on residential site and construction planning, land planning and institutional and park design.  Residential projects include site renovations, custom residences and estates, working with individual home owners, developers and other clients.  We frequently collaborate with architects, designers and builders to produce a comprehensive design.  We have completed projects in the Atlanta area, the low country between Savannah and Charleston, throughout the Southeast, and in other regions of the United States.  The firm is led by Donald Hooten, a registered landscape architect in Georgia and other surrounding areas.  Don has been joined in his practice by sons David and Cal.  Many of our projects have been featured or a part of articles in Better Homes and Garden, Southern Living, Southern Accents, and Coastal Living.  We have also had projects featured on HGTV.


Don graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.  While in school he was a recipient of the Peachtree Garden Club scholarship, and upon graduation received the Neil Reid Fellowship to study preservation of historic gardens along the eastern seaboard.  Don began his career in 1975 in the office of noted Atlanta landscape architect Edward Daugherty.  He started his practice in 1984 and continues to create useful and enjoyable outdoor spaces.  Don is a lifelong resident of Decatur, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


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David Hooten and Cal Hooten graduated from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design with Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.  They are both Associate Members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.