David Bartsch

Landscape Architecture LLC

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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.  

David oversees projects from Program Development through Construction Management, 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.


  • Master of Landscape Architecture – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design;
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design, University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
  • Ecole Municipale Superieure des Arts et Techniques, Paris;

Licenses and Credentials (current and former):

  • Massachusetts – Landscape Architect #1137;
  • Connecticut – Landscape Architect #1289;
  • Massachusetts – Construction Supervisor # CS 087621;
  • LEED – Green Associate;
  • Nantucket Conservation Commission – Certificate in Wetland Delineation;

Professional Affiliations (current and former):

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Member of the Sustainability Council, the Resiliency Committee, and the Program Oversight Committee;
  • Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB);
  • Boston Society of Architects (BSA);
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Boston Chapter (BSLA);
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC);
  • Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP);
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

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.

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