OSD Outside principal Simon David discusses resiliency & climate change with France 24

In advance of the UN Climate Summit, Simon David speaks to France 24 about Manhattan’s resiliency plans, in the face of global warming and continued sea level rise


OSD Outside Selected as Finalists for NY park redesign!

July 2019 - OSD Outside very honored to be selected as Finalists for the revitalization of NY’s very first park - Promenade Hill Park - in Hudson, NY

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OSD outside Principal Simon David discusses Resiliency & Recreation at Dumbarton Oaks

May 2019 - OSD Principal Simon David presents on Resiliency and Recreation in the Age of Climate Change at Dumbarton Oaks annual landscape symposium, organized by Sonja Dumpelmann and John Beardsley


Gotham Greens site welcomed by RI Governor + Providence Mayor

March 2019 - The construction of a new site for Gotham Greens is welcomed by the Governor Gina Raimando of Rhode Island, and the Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, ushering a new era of community-minded urban agriculture to Providence


OSD Outside Selected as Finalists for Detroit’s 30 Mile Joe Louis Greenway!

The City of Detroit, DEGC, have selected the OSD Outside team as one of four finalists for the Master Plan of the 30 Mile Joe Louis Greenway - a multimodal bicycle and pedestrian corridor that connects outer neighborhoods with the River & Downtown, integrating with existing infrastructure, connecting neighbors, districts, cultural events, and stimulating economic vitality throughout the Detroit area.

Team members include CDAD, James Lima Planning + Development, Project for Public Spaces, Mobility in Chain, Giffels Webster, Playground Detroit, NTH and Stuart Lynn.

Other finalists include WXY, Spackman Mossop Michaels, and SmithGroup


Simon David Serves on NYASLA Annual Awards Jury

OSD Outside Principal Simon David serves on NY-ASLA annual awards jury, this year reviewing the great work coming out of Texas

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OSD Outside to present at 2019 AIA National Conference

OSD honored to be selected to present at the next AIA National Conference, in Las Vegas, discussing the future of interdisciplinary design alongside HR&A Advisors, Sherwood Engineers & Weiss/Manfredi


osd outside principal Simon David invited to CityLab by The atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Simon David invited to CityLab, a global summit of mayors, government officials, and urban thinkers, who are examining the future of the urban environment. The event is hosted by The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies


Publications & Exhibitions

2018 | Landscape Architecture Frontiers Magazine | A New Waterfront for Manhattan | Author

2018 | AIA Dallas | Gabriel Prize Exhibition

2017 | ASLA National Conference | Creative Friction: The Multidisciplinary Studio from a Landscape Perspective | Speaker

2017 | Architectural Record, Innovation Conference | Panelist

2017 | Regional Planning Association | NY Regional Climate Adaptation Network | Lecturer

2017 | Future of Design Conference | IABSE | Speaker

2014 | “A New World Image” | Human Rights Exhibition | Danish Royal Library | with Columbia Univeristy | Copenhagen, DK

2011 | “Site Reading, Site Writing” | Solo architectural exhibition | Cite Internationale des Arts | Paris, France

2010 | “Disclosed” | Group show | Chroma Art Lab | Charlottesville, VA

2010 | “...In the Beginning” | Group show | Chroma Art Lab | Charlottesville, VA

2010 | “Dorchester Flats: A Re-newed Boston Waterfront” | Group show | ICA, Boston, MA

2009 | Passage, Paysage - site studies of Paris’ La Petite Ceinture | Elmaleh Gallery, UVa, VA

2008 | Future IX - Between ruin and nexus | Group show | IX gallery, Charlottesville, VA



2017 | NYASLA Honor Award | The Spiral Roofscape (At Bjarke Ingels Group)

2016 | ASLA Honor Award | Planning and Analysis: The BIG U (At Bjarke Ingels Group)

2016 | PA-ASLA Merit Award | Planning | Pittsburgh Lower Hill Master Plan (At Bjarke Ingels Group)

2012 | NYASLA Honor Award | NBW | Greening America’s Capitols: Hartford (At NBW)

2011 | Gabriel Prize | Winner | $20,000 national travel and drawing prize for residency in Paris

2011 | ASLA Honor Award | NBW | Carnegie Hill Townhouse (At NBW)

2009 | Ken Robertson 35th Annual Delineation Competition | Juror’s citation Finalist

2009 | Ken Robertson 35th Annual Delineation Competition | Finalist

2007-9 | Kenan Fellow | Teaching and research fellow | University of Virginia

2008 | Nix Traveling Fellowship | 3 month research of Paris’ transit infrastructure. With exhibition, lecture, and publication