Meet the DC Team: Axel



Name:  Axel Bishop
Number of years at DC:  28
Title:  I am one of four Principals, I am a Land Planner and Landscape Architect.  I design neighborhoods, parks, drainage systems and school.
Where are you from? I was born in KC, Missouri where my parents grew up. My family moved, and I lived in Albuquerque, NM from infant to 10yrs. We then moved to Dallas, TX where I lived until College.
Where did you go to school? I graduated from Texas Tech University
Do you have any pets? What are they like? I have a Basenji Dog. These are a very interesting breed of African dog. They are basically untrainable but highly personable.  I also have a Springer Spaniel, Freddy.  He is very high energy and a well trained hunting dog.
What's one thing you can't live without? I would say that the one thing I can’t live without is my family.
Where is the farthest you have traveled?  I guess that a trip to Europe would be the farthest.  Budapest, Hungary was probably the farthest destination there.
What's your favorite food? I eat a lot of Soup. I love Dark Chocolate
What's your favorite part of working at Design Concepts? The kind of work that we do seems helpful to the world. It is innovative, recreational and creates good places to play and learn. The collaborative atmosphere makes it a nice place to work.
What would you do with $1 million? I would spend the rest of my life trying to make a positive difference in the world. Actually I think I will try that without the $1M.           
If you could be a professional athlete, what sport would you play? I would race bicycles.  That has remained my favorite sport.
What is your favorite movie?  I really like the philosophy expressed in “Forest Gump”.  One of the few movies I’ve seen more than once.
What inspires you? People who know who they are, and know how to apply that to creating beauty or positive change.
What's one totally random fact about yourself?  I once played guitar for a Southern Baptist evangelical group that toured the country in the summers singing at revivals.