Discipline: Architecture

David Kamp

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1997

David Kamp is a widely published author, speaker, and academic whose lifelong interest in the intersection of design and human health has made him an international leader in healthcare and landscape design. He is the founding principal of Dirtworks Landscape Architecture, PC. Prior to forming his own firm, he participated in large-scale site development worldwide.

Selected as a Loeb Fellow in advanced environmental studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, he began a year of self-directed research and study covering ergonomics, medical ethics, research advancing the effectiveness of nature, gardens to influence health care environments, and more. He has been a Fellow at MacDowell and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Kamp is a guest lecturer at universities and conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia as well as a frequent Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the South China University of Technology where he is also a Ph.D. advisor for health and design research. He was also a contributor on the committee that developed the Green Guide for Healthcare Version 2.0 Pilot, a best practice guide for evaluating health and sustainability for the healthcare industry.

University College Falmouth (U.K.) awarded Kamp an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to the landscape architecture profession. He has been elected as a National Academician of the National Academy of Design, a professional artist association in America modeled on The Royal Academy of London.


New Hampshire

David Kamp worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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