David Christensen

David Christensen

Senior Associate

David joins RELM with a distinguished resume realizing decorated urban parks across the country—Tongva Park, Navy Pier, and Fresh Kills. Trained in regional planning and architecture, David applies both site and planning sensibilities to project designs. These micro and macro lenses ensure social, ecological, visual, and experiential impact. At RELM, he manages several notable projects spanning geography and typology: New Natural Resources Headquarters Building in Sacramento; a 42-story high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles, 8th and Figueroa; and John Burroughs Middle School, one of LAUSD’s largest campus improvement projects. David excels in amplifying creative vision. He is one of RELM’s most distinguished client-team collaborators and project managers. Previously, he worked for James Corner Field Operations and SWA.

EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, 2007
Bachelor of Regional Planning, Missouri State University, 2001

'For me, it’s all about people’s daily experience.  Seeing the public activate a landscape brings me tremendous satisfaction.  I take great pride in crafting well-executed open space, both formally and in construction.  But when scores of people immerse themselves in a landscape—playing, conversing, reading—I realize the most gratification.  Open space is for everyday living.'