We are delighted to announce that our firm principal David A. Rubin will be honored with a 2024 National Medal by the Garden Club of America (GCA). The GCA’s Elvira Broome Doolan Medal recognizes innovative work in landscape architecture with emphasis on city planning and civic improvement in urban areas. David is deeply honored to receive the GCA’s highest accolade in celebration of a career dedicated to restoring the connective tissue of our cities and communities.
Since its inception in 1913, the Garden Club of America has strived to promote gardening as a means of connecting people and their environment. At Land Collective, this mission profoundly resonates with us. While landscape architecture has evolved from its historical roots into a discipline that confronts various contemporary challenges, the discipline remains fundamentally centered on enhancing the human experience to promote social interaction and well-being.
It was the Garden Club’s support of the American Academy in Rome’s Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture that first connected David with the GCA. As a result, Land Collective was established as a professional practice founded on empathy, creating landscapes where individuals can identify with their surroundings. This approach contributes to the development of resilient landscapes that appeal to a diverse audience. Landscape architecture, being the most affordable means of revitalizing cities, stands as the most equitable design discipline with the potential to have the greatest impact on the most people.
We’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Garden Club of America and the Hancock Park Garden Club for this prestigious honor!