David Koo

Design Associate

 
 

Bio

Trained in studio art, art history and landscape architecture, Devon brings a sensitivity to site, client, and context to each project she undertakes. Her commitment to multidisciplinary design infuses her work with complexity and grit, and invites an investigation into what makes a place a place. In addition to her years as a landscape designer, she’s taught architecture studios at the Boston Architectural College and co-founded a nonprofit textiles company establishing design principles and the local vernacular as the grounds for economic empowerment. 

Education

University of California, Berkeley - Master of Landscape Architecture
California State Polytechnic Pomona - Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning

Professional Experience

GROUNDWORKS Office - Berkeley, California

Sasaki Associates - Watertown, Massachusetts
Melendrez - Los Angeles, California
MIG / Hogle-Ireland  - Los Angeles
 

Activities

Leland Vaughn Scholarship  - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + ENVRIOMENTAL PLANNING AWARD
THOMAS CHURCH DESIGN COMPETITION  - Starve The Black Snake, 1ST PLACE
Honor Award in Communication from the ASLA for GROUNDUP JOURNAL - ISSUE 05
American Cultures engaged scholar (ACES)
Market Street Prototyping Festival - EAVESDROP
National APA Award for First Last Mile Project
Award of Merit, Urban Design Award, American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles, 2014 - SPACE 134
Award of Merit in the Urban Design  PACIFIC BOULEVARD
APA Award for Public Outreach for Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway
APA LA AWARD of Merit in Implementation  BROADWAY STREETSCAPE
Korean American Coalition Scholarship Recipient

 

Current Commissions

Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal - Alameda, California
Treasure Island Streetscape Design