PROSPEC 2022 Keynote Speaker

PROSPEC 2022 Keynote Presentaion


David_Malda_Headshot_sq.jpgDavid Malda, ASLA, LEED, AP - Principal at GGN

David Malda is a key design leader at GGN. His work explores the role of landscape in connecting people to each other through experiences of the land. Recent and current projects include the vision plan for John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park in Austin, Texas, the Civic Park at Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas, and Lincoln Park at the Long Beach Civic Center in California.
Narrative and engagement inform his designs, resulting in projects with impacts that extend beyond their sites. David’s emphasis on drawing and making throughout the design process is central to his role within the office, and he shares this knowledge in numerous studio reviews and student engagements throughout the year.
David has presented at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, and published a related essay in the Harvard University Press book, River City, City Rivers. He has served as a panelist at the 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards CITIES: Detroit. He also co-founded a popular design drawing series at the University of Washington that began in 2016, and more recently he has co-led drawing workshops at the past two ASLA conventions. This focus on drawing is also central to an upcoming essay entitled Drawing in Perspective published by Routledge Press. His equity work includes co-presenting Landscape as Relational Practice: Connecting People to and Through the Land at the 2021 LABASH conference at Cornell University. David holds a Master’s in Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.