David Evans

David Evans

Professional Practice Assistant Professor

Phone: (435) 797-0508
Email: david.evans@usu.edu

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Here is a list of courses I teach.


About Me

I joined the USU Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning faculty in 2012. I hold a Master of Urban Design from UC Berkeley and a Master of Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. My professional history spans thirty-five years, and covers a broad spectrum of work that includes design/build, development planning, parks and open space design, urban design, community facilitation and the construction of catalyst urban projects. For the past twenty-three years, my practice was centered in California and includes award-winning public planning, design and construction projects.

My areas of expertise include graphics and design, community facilitation, downtown and corridor revitalization, public infrastructure design and construction, and ecological urbanism. Before joining the USU faculty, I was an instructor in the UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture Extension program with a focus on graphics, design and construction courses. I am a licensed landscape architect in California and Massachusetts and a Certified Charrette Facilitator with the National Charrette Institute.

An increasing focus of the LAEP curriculum has been the need for student internships prior to graduation. Students who have an internship in their junior or second year of the grad program add valuable work experience to their resume and are often hired by the same employer after obtaining their degree. I was given the unique opportunity to develop the new internship program by meeting with firms and agencies to set up work experience for students and then can match LAEP students with employers.  I also meet with students on a daily basis regarding their internship/job aspirations and provide assistance with resumes' and portfolios.

Education

Master of Urban Design
University of California, Berkeley: 1996-1998

Studio work in drawing, painting and ceramic sculpture
San Francisco Art Institute: 1990-1994

Master of Arts in Landscape Design
Conway School of Landscape Design: 1975-1976

Licensure/Accreditation

California Landscape Architect #3923
Certified Charrette Facilitator: National Charrette Institute

Experience

David Evans, UD/LA 2009-Present: UD & LA consultant
SFE Design: 2001-2009: Founding partner of UD & LA practice
Freedman, Tung & Sasaki: 1999-2001: Principal of UD & LA practice
Singer, Hodges and Evans: 1989-1996: Partner of Parks & Open Space LA practice
Guidelines, Inc.: 1985-1988: Vice-President of Real Estate Development practice
Ivancic and Evans: 1979-1985: Founding partner of Landscape Design/Build practice

Professional Project Awards

Courthouse Square and Cinema Streetscape: 2007 Charter Award: Congress for New Urbanism
Courthouse Square and Cinema Streetscape: 2008 Award of Excellence: CA Redevelopment Assoc.
Livermore First Street: 2007 Award of Excellence: CA Redevelopment Assoc.
Livermore First Street: 2009 American Main Street Award
Rio Vista Waterfront Plan: 2009 Award of Excellence: Solano County Transportation Authority
Montebello Whittier Boulevard: 2007 Project of the Year: So Cal American Public Works Assoc.
San Mateo Central Park: 1994 Award of Excellence: California Parks and Recreation Society
City of Lawndale, CA: 2012 Sustainable Residential Design Award

Areas of Expertise

Community Facilitation
Downtown and Corridor Revitalization
Public Infrastructure Design and Construction
Visual Thinking, Graphics and Design
Ecological Urbanism