David came by his aesthetic honestly and subconsciously. Growing up in agrarian Iowa sticks with you. Whether the land around him was silent, barren and frozen in the grey light of January, or teaming with life that is summer in the Midwest, he was surrounded by a resounding expression of nature. This context instilled a deep appreciation for the immutable qualities of the landscape and most definitely shaped his idea of what was beautiful.
Before co-founding Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects with Ramsey Silberberg, David was a partner at Peter Walker and Partners and co-founded the partnership of Schwartz Smith Meyer with Martha Schwartz and Ken Smith. He has been an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley for 15 years and currently teaches the graduate-level Capstone studio. Winner of the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, David has distinguished himself through a rigorous approach to both design and execution.