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. Learning Objectives:
Explore how a young, start-up studio quickly grew to inform landscapes of significance across the country.
Understand how Land Collective’s empathy-driven approach creates timeless spaces that invite all to participate.
Learn how the studio takes on the challenges and goals of clients and constituents while impressing upon the landscape the studio’s characteristically inclusive designs.
Find out how the studio’s humanist approach allows it to cross typologies to create a broad portfolio of recognized work.