David Bell is the Utah State University Cooperative Extension Landscape Architect and an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Since 1993, Mr. Bell has been teaching in the Landscape Architecture Department at Utah State University and through the Cooperative Extension Service has 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. He has also taught as a visiting professor at North Carolina State University and at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Bell was a principal in two design firms and has over 25 years experience doing community planning and design work. As a designer, land planner and coordinator/manager of multi-disciplinary teams he has 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 Mr. Bell's 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.
He received his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and his masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice landscape architecture in the State of Utah.