President & Landscape Architect
David began his professional career working for a multidisciplinary firm in Portland, Oregon, within a context of progressive ecological design and planning. He helped lead-up the environmental arm of a landscape architecture and engineering firm in Charlotte NC before joining Equinox in 2000 to help build the company into what it is today. David has contributed to Equinox’ success by planning the first conservation subdivision in Buncombe County, having a featured project in the North Carolina Low Impact Development Guidebook, and managing several award winning projects. As an expert in the field of sustainable planning and design including stormwater and greenways; he has given presentations throughout the southeast and authored published papers and numerous articles. David is active in the community and serves or has served on a number of worthy committees and commissions over the years.
Why I love this work
I get to make a living doing something that is meaningful and helps balance the challenges of protecting our wonderful natural & cultural treasures while providing places to live and play.
Trainings & Certifications
USGBC LEED Neighborhood Development Workshop, Certified National Charrette Institute Planner, LID & Stormwater Training, NC Cooperative Extension Erosion and Sediment Control Training,Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation & Management, NC, SC, & TN Registered Landscape Architect
Master of Landscape Architecture; University of Georgia Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development; University of Georgia-Institute of Ecology Bachelor of Science- Plant & Soil Science/Horticulture; University of Delaware
The Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) tree has fall color, beautiful long lasting flowers in the summer, interesting bark for winter interest and makes for the best honey.