From person to person. From people to the land. It takes creative vision to connect the dots from the client to the end-user. LandCreativeInc. is a landscape architecture and planning design firm whose synergistic approach to connecting function and emotion results in fresh, engaging and evocative design. The courage to think creatively and the real world expertise to deliver successful project solutions. This is our BIG DESIGN ethos.
David B. Salkowitz has been practicing landscape architecture for 28 years, and has held design leadership roles with two of California’s premier design and planning firms prior to founding LandCreativeInc. During this time he has directed all phases of design on domestic and international projects alike. He has put his creative imprint on a wide variety of project types, including hospitality, gaming-oriented resorts, sports and entertainment-driven themed environments, mixed-use and urban infill, master planned communities, high-density and single family residential, and luxury estates. David’s distinct design sensibility marries his foundation as a former European resident to his experience as an American professional. David leads the office in all aspects of design, as well as day to day operations of the firm at the executive level.
Prior to establishing LandCreativeInc., David was Founding Principal at DBS Landscape Architecture, and served as Principal and Director of Landscape Architecture at HRP LanDesign, and as Principal and Studio Director at Lifescapes International. David is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, and a CLARB certified Landscape Architect licensed in the State of California (#4895). He is also an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Land Institute.
Paul T. Wong is a proven business and project leader with more than 30 years of experience across all aspects of the landscape design profession. Paul has helmed a wide variety of projects in the United States, Asia and the Middle East. His areas of expertise include large scale communities, multi-family, hospitality and leisure, retail, model homes and custom residential projects. Beginning with a broad-view approach to comprehend the community and cultural context of a given project, Paul integrates client and end-user needs with the constraints of landform and budget to conceptualize and implement a harmonious design.
Paul was co-founder of the successful California-based design firm LandArc+West (LAW), acquired by Mission Landscape Companies in 2007. Prior to establishing LAW, Paul began his career at HRP LanDesign. He received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Paul is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California and also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
As a Design Principal with LandCreativeInc., Darin Farnworth brings a perfect balance of creativity and expertise to every project, translating each client’s vision into thoughtful, feasible design. With more than two decades of design experience, Darin excels at visioning and executing across a wide range of projects, from master planning, international resorts, retail and office, to private estates, multi- and single-family residences.
Synthesizing the philosophies that govern landscape design and architecture, Darin pays close attention to the use of form and lines, materials and textures as they relate to the overall program of a space. It’s this big picture approach that distinguishes his work and allows him to seamlessly execute across a variety of design themes, from traditional to the contemporary. This meticulous attention to detail is also a vital part of Darin’s handling of construction documentation. No matter how innovative or intricate the project, the means to build it is communicated in a clear, concise and complete set of construction documents.
Darin holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University; he is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California.