UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program

Post Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture

David Squires


Instructor Biography:

David has worked as a private practitioner since 1992 and is the principle designer and president of AROUNDYOU, Incorporated. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University and a Masters of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA. AROUNDYOU is based in Marina del Rey, California, within the greater Los Angeles area.

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Instructor Statement:

I teach my courses based upon a sound process to obtain a given result or product; A standard foundational planning process, format, and layering of one skill or condition upon another.  While we always want our finish work to have some degree of ‘magic’, process and technique should not be magical, they should feel attainable to the student – they must be reliable and anchored in sound decision making.  It is important that each student be allow to experiment and develop their own way; but receive guidance from the instructor to stay on course and within industry standards. I believe the key to a students’ success is a heighten sense of observation.  Practice, repetition, visualizing and drawing 2D and 3D spaces, scale, proportion, and verbally communicating their process and solutions are emphasized to bring the students’ sense of observation to life.

What Students are saying:

David made the material accessible to all levels of drawing ability and did it in a relaxed and friendly way. He was always available to answer questions and provide direction. He is an excellent instructor.

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