David Rubin, ASLA, FAAR / Principal
David A. Rubin is the founding principal of LAND COLLECTIVE, a landscape architecture and urban design studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. Educated at Connecticut College and Harvard University, he has taught and lectured at a number of institutions, including Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Southern California Institute of Architecture. David is the 2011-12 recipient of the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. His projects have received awards and honors from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects, among others.
David founded LAND COLLECTIVE to devote himself to crafting landscapes which affect positive social change through empathy-driven design. His current commissions include a 6-acre public park in downtown Westfield, Indiana, the new Cummins Distribution Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the University of Pennsylvania’s new South Bank Innovation Campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called Pennovation Works. He also recently completed a vision study with the Mayor of Baltimore for the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, which will begin to be implemented in spring of 2016. Rubin’s key built works include: the creation of a new campus and commons for Eskenazi Health Services Hospital, Indianapolis; the landscape at the California Memorial Stadium at the University of California in Berkeley, CA; the 3-star Sustainable Sites certified Canal Park, and the Potomac Park Levee on the National Mall, both in Washington, D.C.; and the design of Lenfest Plaza at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His studio’s work includes diverse typologies in locations from Los Angeles to Rome, New York City, Washington, D.C., the Cayman Islands, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, and Philadelphia.
By Rok Oman, David Rubin and Spela Videcnik