David is a licensed landscape architect with almost 20 years of experience in landscape architecture and a vast knowledge of horticulture, contributed to over 17 years in the broader landscape construction and maintenance industry. He launched Hocker in late 2004, approaching each project with a strong, hands-on methodology that results in a unique level of commitment to the project. As lead designer he extracts influence from surrounding architecture and other contextual elements to create outdoor spaces with a clear aesthetic, an approach that is heavily influenced by academic and personal time spent in Italy. Creative use of materials and native or adaptive plants across each site is integral to the design process at Hocker. Response to unique design challenges with a commitment to providing responsible and innovative solutions has earned his firm accolades in national and international publications, as well as 40 plus design awards. His collaborative experience stretches across project typologies including parks, urban plazas, streetscapes, schools, institutions, retail, hospitality, and residential.