David Christensen

David Christensen

Associate

David joins RELM with a distinguished resume realizing decorated urban landscapes across the country: Tongva Park, Navy Pier, and Fresh Kills--a 2,200 acre reclaimed waterfront park in Staten Island.  Trained in regional planning and architecture, David applies both site and planning frameworks to his work.  These micro and macro lenses ensure social, ecological, visual, and experiential impact. He specializes in project documentation and leads project engagements, interfacing with clients and managing staff.  Prior to joining RELM, David worked for James Corner Field Operations and SWA.

EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, 2007
Bachelor of Regional Planning, Missouri State University, 2001

'For me, it’s all about people’s daily experience.  Seeing the public activate a landscape brings me tremendous satisfaction.  I take great pride in crafting well executed open space, both formally and in construction.  But when scores of people immerse themselves in a landscape—playing, conversing, reading—I realize the most gratification.  Open space is for everyday living.'