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Education Session - Panel Format

SAT-A01 - Inside the LA Studio with DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 108


DAVID RUBIN Land Collective began with a simple mission and big ambitions: to positively inform the world and improve the human condition through landscape. Established by David A. Rubin in 2012, the Philadelphia studio practices "empathy-driven" design and crafts socially-purposeful landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology and the social sciences.

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David A. Rubin, ASLA

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

David Rubin is the founding principal of Land Collective and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His current commissions include the Columbus, Indiana Strategic Development Plan; the Cummins Corporate Office Building landscape renovation, also in Columbus; and the Wilmington, Delaware Waterfront Masterplan. He recently completed the Indianapolis Museum of Art Master Plan (now Newfields). Rubin’s built works include: Cummins Distribution Headquarters, Indianapolis; The University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Works campus; The Commonground at Eskenazi Health Hospital, Indianapolis; Canal Park, and the Potomac Park Levee on the National Mall, both in Washington, DC. David is Design Critic at Harvard University.


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Ken Smith, FASLA

Ken Smith Workshop

Ken Smith is one of the best-known of a generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. He is committed to creating landscapes, especially parks and other public spaces, as a way of improving the quality of urban life.

His work pushes beyond traditional typologies to create landscapes that draw on diverse cultural traditions and influences of contemporary culture. His practice, Ken Smith Workshop is based in New York City.


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SAT-A01 - Inside the LA Studio with DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

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