David came to Ground Studio in 2006 with 15 years of experience designing and constructing award-winning landscapes in California. He holds an AS honors degree in Horticulture and a BS in Community Studies. David is the Lead Planting Designer and Director of Field Operations. His focus is uniting studio and field work by maintaining the firm’s philosophy and standards throughout the process of design, construction, and long-term involvement with gardens to ensure they reach their fullest potential after installation.

David has been instrumental in elevating some of the firm’s most adventurous projects and continues to lead Ground Studio in dynamic planting design.