David A. Rubin

David A. Rubin

David A. Rubin, PLA, FASLA, FAAR
Principal, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

KEYNOTE 9KN: The City is a Landscape: Empathy, Identity, and Public Space

David A. Rubin, FASLA, FAAR, is the founding principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, a studio focused on landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. A graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he is recipient of the 2011-2012 Garden Club of America Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. David’s visionary contribution to the field in “empathy-driven design” is a hallmark of the studio, earning increasing renown for fusing issues of social justice in cities with excellence in the design of public spaces. His work has received awards and honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects. David serves as Design Critic at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was the Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, Spring 2020.

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