David Maestres

David Maestres

Associate ASLA + AIA

David Maestres joins RELM as a Principal and Director of Design with an extensive background creating international public spaces.  Trained in architecture, David has shifted his focus to landscape architecture within the urban context, advocating a truly interdisciplinary approach to design.  David champions landscapes that invite clients, and their respective cities, to reimagine the interplay between planning, policy, ecology; optimal site performance, and public enjoyment.  David’s command of contemporary academic theory along with his business acumen have led to a distinguished career. Prior to RELM, he was instrumental in executing premiere commissions for Mia Lehrer + Associates and OLIN including the First and Broadway Park commission with OMA/IDEO and the winning submission for the LA Convention Center. As Director of Design, David looks to grow RELM’s expertise in 3D modeling, visual communications, and spatial design.  


Master in Architecture with Distinction (MArch II), Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2002

Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad Simon Bolivar, 1997

‘Spatial and sensory experience are paramount for me. How people viscerally relate to the physical and natural environment is what drives me as a designer.’