David Bell

David Bell

Associate Professor

Phone: (435) 797-0511
Email: david.bell@usu.edu

View my Curriculum Vitae.

Here is a list of courses I teach.

About Me

I am the Utah State University Cooperative Extension Landscape Architect and an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Since 1993, I have been teaching in the Landscape Architecture Department at Utah State University and through the Cooperative Extension Service have been providing planning and design services to rural communities throughout Utah. Over 40 communities have been helped with projects such as master plans, downtown redevelopment plans, parks, recreation and open space planning, community entry feature designs and other landscape projects. I also taught as a visiting professor at North Carolina State University and at the University of Michigan.

I was a principal in two design firms and have over 25 years experience doing community planning and design work. As a designer, land planner and coordinator/manager of multi-disciplinary teams, I have worked on projects throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, including the planning and design of new communities, resorts, urban centers, streetscapes, parks and open space, and regional plans. A major focus of my work has been the planning and design of new communities and has played a major planning role in new towns such as Summerlin, Nevada; Columbia, Maryland; Woodlands, Texas; Estrella, Arizona and others.

I received my undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and my masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. I am licensed to practice landscape architecture in the State of Utah.


Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Utah State University


Licensed Landscape Architect


Design Workshop, Inc.
Denver, Aspen, Phoenix

Land Design
Salt Lake City, Utah

Areas of Expertise

Urban Planning
Urban Design/Streetscapes
Community & Residential Planning
Resort & Recreation Planning
Parks & Recreation
Waterfront Development
Site Planning & Landscape Architecture