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

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

David Buckley Borden is a New England artist and landscape designer. David’s practice includes a variety of creative work ranging from landscape installations to pen and ink drawings to silkscreen prints covering an even greater variety of interests in landscape architecture, ecology, cartography, land use history, and the past, present and future challenges to the lands of North America. 

David is a graduate of the landscape architecture masters program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Until recently, David worked as a designer 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 Creative Work Experience

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

Designer, Ground Inc, September 2013 to January 2014

Designer, 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 Show, Animals, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

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

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



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