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David Bartsch

Landscape Architecture LLC

David Bartsch

Landscape Architecture LLC

Your Landscape...

Let's make it all it can be.

The Master Plan, the Design, Permitting, Construction, Full Project Management - Step by step, we make getting to a beautiful landscape easier for you with less risk, better results, and higher value for your money.

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P.O. Box 391733, Cambridge, MA 02139

"I love the outdoors, and if I can help others through my education, training and professional licensure as a landscape architect to have awesome places to cook and entertain, to swim, or to garden, then all is good."    - DB


Custom outdoor kitchen on Buzzard's Bay. Detailed fence design, patio walls and elevations, stone paving, Solaire Grill, integrated with the house architecture.

If you have questions, how about some answers! DBLA has been around for twenty years.

DBLA removes the mystery and the risk to bring enhanced property value and better functionality.

Since 1999, DBLA has worked with homeowners, building architects, engineers, legal and real estate professionals and government agencies to bring out the best that big and small properties have to offer.


DBLA renders ordinary spaces into extraordinary places.

Clients talk about David Bartsch Landscape Architecture

"The best decision we made was to hire David's company."

H. Segalas - Vero Beach, FL - 1999
Director of factory development for worldwide consumer products corporation, retired

"Very difficult project. David was creative, reliable, and technically expert. We did not get a second quote, David was it."

S. Matarese - Frankline Lakes, NJ - 2008
Business Administrator for a private medical/surgical practice

"Good Listener. The firm is knowledgeable and trustworthy, understood our needs."

D. Knise - McLean, VA - 2001
President and CEO of a national insurance company

"Very good design emerged... it was on schedule and within expected expenditures. To implement the aesthetic qualities of the design, it was important that the designer oversee the construction crew. Environmentally conscious and innovative."

D. Brown - Washington, DC - 2000
Senior Vice President/Public Policy and General Counsel of a national media association, retired

Call or e-mail and let's talk about your landscape!

Portfolio of Selected Works

Portfolio DBLA Vanishing Edge Pool Nantucket Polpis 4
Portfolio DBLA Vanishing Edge Pool Nantucket Polpis
Portfolio DBLA Vanishing Edge Pool Nantucket Polpis 2
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Patio Andover
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Patio Andover 3
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Nantucket Greenleaf
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Nantucket Greenleaf 2
Portfolio DBLA Spa Nantucket Greenleaf 2
Portfolio DBLA Spa Nantucket Greenleaf
Portfolio DBLA Outdoor Cooking Patio Falmouth
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Falmouth
Portfolio DBLA Swimming Pool Nantucket Brewster
Porfolio DBLA Roundabout Marthas Vineyard ©
Porfolio Public park Les Renardiers Courbevoie 2 ©
Porfolio DBLA Public Park at Cordaville 3
Porfolio DBLA Public Park at Cordaville 2
Porfolio DBLA Street Intersection State House Boston
Porfolio DBLA Street intersection State House Boston 3
Portfolio DBLA Park Nantucket Fair St Main St 7
Portfolio DBLA Park Nantucket Fair St Main St 2
Portfolio DBLA Park Nantucket Fair St Main St 6
Portfolio DBLA Park Nantucket Fair St Main St 5
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Nantucket Creek
Portfolio DBLA Fire Place Swimming Pool Wellesley
Portfolio DBLA Patio Nantucket Barstow
Portfolio DBLA Patio Nantucket Barstow 3
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Nantucket Capaum Pond
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Nantucket Capaum Pond 2
Portfolio DBLA Swimming Pool Nantucket Capaum Pond
Portfolio DBLA Tennis Court Nantucket Barstow
Portfolio DBLA Swimming Pool Nantucket Monomoy
Portfolio DBLA Swimming Pool Nantucket Monomoy 2
Portfolio DBLA Landscape Pergola Nantucket Eel Point
Portfolio DBLA Outdoor Cooking Patio Nantucket Greenleaf 2

Call or e-mail and let's talk about your landscape!

What do we do?  Site Planning, Design, Permitting, Project Management

David Bartsch Landscape Architecture LLC is a professional site planning, design, and project management firm. Based in Cambridge and Nantucket, Massachusetts and in business since 1999, DBLA brings customized service and exceptional, thoughtful design solutions to residential and commercial property owners, public agencies, developers, and allied design professionals.

Portfolio DBLA Park Nantucket Fair St Main St 5

Nantucket's newest public park downtown - fully accessible with custom fountain, maritime granite details, unique period lighting, and lush plantings for all to enjoy.

Focus

Our focus is to help land owners and decision makers to move ahead with the best information available. We develop cost effective, functional and beautiful solutions that enhance long-term value, utility and appearance. In socially and environmentally responsible ways, we transform ordinary settings into extraordinary settings.

The Big Picture

Our whole-project perspective integrates and informs the work of surveyors, engineers, and building architects. Our collaborative process and comprehensive results add meaning, fresh originality, and a finer level of aesthetic and technical finish to every setting.

Sustainability

Sustainability informs each aspect of our work. It has been an integral part of Landscape architects' lexicon and practice since the profession was first widely recognized in 1899.

Site Planning and Landscape Design

DBLA's purpose is to work with you to create a landscape the reflects your style and your needs. DBLA brings decades of experience and broad study of extraordinary places across the globe. This ongoing research combined with solid experience informs the design of space through materials, placement, form, light, symmetry, rhythm, and movement.


A homeowner might seek a cutting-edge swimming pool or a fountain, a bold plane of wild grasses, lush gardens, sport courts, or private spots to cook, dine, entertain, and relax outdoors.


Commercial properties often require better visibility, improved lighting, parking and driveways that actually work, and plantings that help organize and improve a busy setting.


Our work for municipal and state agencies makes public spaces better for large numbers of people, from improved circulation through new traffic roundabouts, to public parks, to pedestrian spaces with multiple purposes. We help to plan, design, permit, and oversee implementation of meaningful improvements.

Portfolio DBLA Swimming Pool Nantucket Cisco

A private summer home near Cisco with a sunken pool area to enjoy sunbathing out of the wind.

Here for You

Whatever your needs, DBLA takes into account the context of your property, the sun, wind, and slopes. We make sure your landscape improves its location and meets your budget not just for design and construction, but for ongoing maintenance and operations.


DBLA listens. It's your property and we'll help make it all it can be.

A Quick Bio - From 1999

​From 1999, David Bartsch has been principal of DBLA, working from Boston, Cambridge, and Nantucket.


For nine years prior to establishing DBLA, David worked with other leading firms on a variety of project types in Boston, Seattle and Paris, including public parks, regional high schools, assisted living facilities, cemeteries, and custom private homes.  David oversees projects from Program Development through Construction, ensuring effective project team composition and interaction. 


His direct involvement creates cost savings and higher quality results. Hallmarks of David's professional service include sustainable design, close client support, technical expertise, new and unique interpretations of space and form, close attention to detail and materials, and rendering beautiful places from existing spaces.

Portfolio DBLA Tennis Court Nantucket Barstow

New Tennis and Sport Court near Eel Point

Education:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design 
    • Three-years of study for the degree;
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Four years of study for the degree;
  • Ecole Municipale Superieure des Arts et Techniques, Paris
    • Year of study, in French, for students preparing for the National School of Landscape Architecture at Versailles;

Licenses and Credentials (current and former):

  • Massachusetts – Landscape Architect #1137
    • Separate licensure is required to practice as a landscape architect in each state. For licensure, a landscape architect must hold a professional degree from an accredited university program, have passed a 2 or 3 year internship, and have passed a 36 hour state-sponsored exam;
  • Connecticut – Landscape Architect #1289
  • Massachusetts – Construction Supervisor # CS 087621;
    • A Construction Supervisor is what many states call a Licensed General Contractor. The license requires complete familiarity with local and international building codes, a twelve-hour state-sponsored exam and ongoing Continuing Education and re-licensure every five years;
  • LEED – Green Associate
    • Certification by the USGBC;
  • Nantucket Conservation Commission – Certificate in Wetland Delineation

A new project, not yet under construction

Professional Affiliations (current and former):

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Member of the Sustainability Council, the Resiliency Committee, and the Program Oversight Committee
    • The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
  • Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards
    • The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) works to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards. Our members are the licensure boards across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
    • The Boston Society of Architects/AIA is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Boston Chapter (BSLA)
    • Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members.  The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. 
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • The USGBC mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. 
  • Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
    • APSP provides professional development, advancement of key legislation at all levels, consumer outreach, and public safety programs.
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
    • APLD advances the profession of landscape design and promotes its membership of qualified and dedicated professionals.

Workshops and Seminars:

"Sustainable Practices in Site Planning, Design and Construction"
Presented to the Residential Design and Construction Conference, Boston Society of Architects, 4/2009 and 4/2010.

Portfolio DBLA Patio Nantucket Barstow

An engaging patio in the woods near Eel Point - Great for outdoor cooking and entertaining with cocktails after tennis...

Let's make your property all it can be - whether it's a new property or creating an engaging spot to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!

Call or e-mail today and let's talk about your landscape!

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