Visiting Patrick Dougherty's stickwork sculpture A Waltz in the Woods at the Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.
What's in a Name?
is the Latin word for "geography"
||DAVID McCOY, Principal
David started Geographia Landscape Design in 1994 to help people create and maintain exceptional gardens in the greater Boston area. He brings a unique blend of abilities and experience to bear on his design, construction, and maintenance work.
David received a BFA from the innovative joint Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston degree program and, upon completion of additional studio work, a Diploma from the Museum School. The focus of his studies was sculpture. He then worked for 4 years as a studio assistant to studio furniture makers Tom Hucker and Jay Stanger. As a way to combine his love of plants and the landscape with his background as a sculptor, he studied landscape design at Radcliffe College's highly regarded Seminars Program (now known as The Landscape Institute) receiving their Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design. Additional experience was gained from working at the landscape architecture firm Weinmayr Associates in Somerville and TLC Landscapes in Reading, a design/build firm.
He is both a landscape designer and a sculptor, and he finds that these two endeavors mutually support one another. Creating sculpture sharpens the three dimensional design skills and visual thinking required of landscape design, while working closely with plants and seeing designs realized on a large scale feeds into studio practice. Creative vision joined with practical implementation adds up to beautiful, functional landscapes which meet his clients' needs within their budgets.
He has done projects with the Community Outreach Group, and has taught residential landscape design at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.