New England Offset Map No.2, Mixed Media, Winter 2013

New England Offset Map No.2, Mixed Media, Winter 2013

David Buckley Borden is an artist and landscape architect with an entrepreneurial background who draws on a diverse set of skills to introduce pressing landscape ecology issues to new audiences in unlikely settings. The cornerstone of his creative practice is communicating environmental issues with an imaginative combination of art and design while maintaining a commitment to rigorous research and spatial analysis. Through a variety of work ranging from low-impact landscape installations to silkscreen prints to pen and ink drawings, his artwork often focuses on the feedback loop between culture and ecology. 

David is a graduate of the landscape architecture masters program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Until recently, David worked as a landscape architect within the Urban Studio at Sasaki Associates as well as Ground, Inc, a boutique landscape architecture firm known for its artful landscapes. Now David focuses his creative practice at the intersection of landscape, art and cultural event.

David, the 2014 Trifecta Editions’ Artist-in-Residence, can be found at Eagle Lake in Ticonderoga, NY this summer building a series of woodland-ecology inspired landscape installations. 

Outside of work, when not leading his one-man campaign for sustainable cutis anserine americana, David can be found quietly playing in the dirt in and around his Cambridge, Massachusetts home.  

Inquiries and collaborations welcome.




Harvard Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2011

Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Duel Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, 1998


Select Work Experience

Volunteer EP Event Producer, Boston Society of Landscape Architects,  July 2012 to Present

Landscape Architect, Ground Inc, September 2013 to January 2014

Landscape Architect, Sasaki Associates, July 2011 to August 2013

Chief Kaiju Officer, Studio Kaiju, June 2000 to July 2008


Select Exhibitions

2009 Two Person Exhibition, Split 7 Inch, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA (with artist Max Hooper Schneider)

2010 Group Exhibition, Maps..., Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2011 Solo Exhibition, Sketchy One Liners, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2013 Group Exhibition, Fun a Day Boston 2013, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2013 Group Exhibition, You Are Here: Maps and Art, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2014 Group Exhibition, Animals, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2014 Group Exhibition, Fun-A-Day Boston 2014, Voltage Art and Coffee, Cambridge, MA

2014 Solo Exhibition, Wild West at BDGA, Bodega, Boston, MA

2014 Group Exhibition, Trifecta: Year One, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA


Artist Residency

2014 Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum Residency, Ticonderoga, NY



Studio review critic, Tufts University

Core studio review critic, Rhode Island School of Design

Core studio review critic, Boston Architectural College

Review critic, Career Discovery, Harvard Graduate School of Design