David Koo

Design Associate

 
 
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Bio

David Koo is an urban & landscape designer dedicated to creating vibrant places within our urban fabric. He has extensive experience in designing places throughout California. David’s passion for high-quality design comes from his desire for simple, yet beautiful places. He believes that neighborhood culture and connections to larger ecological systems are essential when designing people and for cities. His toolkit includes graphic and visual communication to narrate good designs to the the public. You will often find David wandering the landscape and taking pictures of plants to post it on his instagram with the hashtag #urbanlandscape.

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