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David Goldberg ASLA
Associate Clinical Professor, Stuckeman School Technology Operations Manager
Portrait of David Goldberg
Penn State Landscape Architecture
226 Stuckeman
814.865.4148

David Goldberg is an associate clinical professor of landscape architecture and the technology operations manager for the Stuckeman School. He teaches course in design visualization, design implementation, building information modeling, site design, and geodesign. His research intentionally sways between tool-centric and topic-centric inquiries. This allows him to be pragmatic in professional practice and aspirational in teaching.  He negotiates the role of applied design computing between the academy and industry. This includes optimizing the physical and virtual environments where teams interact; enhancing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations; and developing strategies for virtual learning environments for studio design courses. Topically, he focuses on how landscape is incorporated in building information modeling as well as how big data and the future proliferation of near-real-time data from autonomous-vehicle-generated LiDAR and environmental sensors will be leveraged for the creation of “digital twins” for landscape architecture. The results for which will be impactful to the practice and discourse of geodesign.

Education

  • M.L.A., The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. in Landscape Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught

  • Design Visualization
  • Design Implementation - Grading
  • Design Implementation - Planting
  • Design Implementation - Materials
  • Geodesign: Evaluation and Decision Modeling
  • Site Design Studio
  • Regional Planning Studio
  • Community Design Studio
  • Collaborative Studio - (CoLab)
  • Hawaii AV Studio

Research

  • Virtual Collaboration
  • Design Visualization
  • Reality Modeling
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Geodesign

Honors + Awards

  • Digital Landscape Architecture Award for Contribution to Information Technology Education in Landscape Architecture for “GIS+BIM = Integrated Project Delivery @ Penn State.” (2012)
  • AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) for “Interdisciplinary Collaborative BIM Studio" (with Scott Wing and Bob Holland) (2012)
  • Merit Award - Communication Category for “PA Bluprints.” American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards Program (with Kelleann Foster and Tim Johnson). (1999)
  • Current Topic Award for “PA Bluprints.” Pennsylvania Planning Association (with Kelleann Foster and Tim Johnson). (1999)

Exhibitions + Presentations

Peer-reviewed

  • Goldberg, David. 2017. “Leveraging GeoPlanner for Online Geodesign Education.” Esri International User Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Goldberg, David. 2016. “Facilitating Asynchronous Student Team Collaboration in Geodesign Education.” Featured speaker at Geodesign Summit.  Redlands, CA
  • Comiskey, D., McKane, M., Eadie, R. and David Goldberg. 2015. “Providing Collaborative Education with an International Dimension. An Ulster University and Pennsylvania State University Case Study.” 2015 Construction IT Alliance (CitA) BIM Gathering.  Dublin Ireland
  • Goldberg, David and Scott Wing. 2015. “Virtualizing the Collaborative Studio.” 2015 Construction IT Alliance (CitA) BIM Gathering. Dublin Ireland
  • Cox, Charles and David Goldberg. 2015. “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Studio and Energy.” Solar 2015 Conference, University Park, PA
  • Foster, Kelleann and David Goldberg. 2013. “Online Studios for Effective Collaboration of Dispersed, Multidisciplinary Design Teams.”  Esri International User Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Goldberg, David. 2014. “Advancing Studio Knowledge through Virtual Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Collaboration.” Digital Landscape Architecture Conference, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Goldberg, David E. 2012. “GIS+BIM = Integrated Project Delivery @ Penn State.” Digital Landscape Architecture Conference, Bernburg, Germany
  • Anthony, Lori A. and David E. Goldberg. 2011. “Developing contemporary designs from antiquity: A multidisciplinary, multicultural design immersion.”  IDEC Annual Conference, Denver, CO
  • Goldberg, David E. and Timothy P. Johnson. 2009. “Traditional Drawing - Digitally Remastered.”  ASLA National Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Goldberg, David. “Saving Our Elms with GIS.” 2009.  Esri International Users Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Goldberg, David E. and Timothy P. Johnson. 2007. “The Landscape Architect’s Digital Toolbox.”  ASLA National Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Johnson, Timothy and David Goldberg. 2003. “Bringing Spatial Concepts to Life with Macromedia Flash.”  ASLA National Conference, New Orleans, LA

Invited

  • Goldberg, David and Timothy Johnson. 2019. “Representing the Landscape through Perceptually Accurate Renderings and Reality Models.” PA-DE ASLA Annual Meeting. Cranberry, PA
  • Goldberg, David. “Geodesign: Future of Landscape Architecture.” 2017. Expo Paisagismo Brasil - A.N.P. Associação Nacional de Paisagismo. São Paulo, Brazil (keynote)
  • Foster, Kelleann and David Goldberg. 2017. “Geodesign: The Synergy of People, Processes, and Place.” PA-DE ASLA Annual Meeting. Wilmington, DE
  • Goldberg, David. “Fundamentals of Geodesign for Geospatial Engineering and Decision Support.” 2017. Invited Speaker Series, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. (keynote)
  • Wing, Scott and David Goldberg. 2015. “Virtualizing the Collaborative Studio: Better Faster and for More.” Penn State’s Art and Design Research Incubator Lecture Series, University Park, PA
  • Goldberg, David. 2014. “Virtualizing the Studio: A New Frontier of Online Collaboration Tools for Effective Collaboration of Dispersed, Multidisciplinary Design Teams.” PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting at Nemacolin Woodland Resort, Farmington, PA
  • Wing, Scott and David Goldberg. 2013. “Evolving Education: BIM Scaled to Fit.” AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Seminar, Columbus, OH
  • Wing, Scott and David Goldberg. 2013. “Experiments in Collaborative Learning: The IPD/BIM Studio Course.” Keynote Presentation to NBBJ, Columbus, OH
  • Johnson, Timothy P. and David E. Goldberg. 2012. “Why Tablet Computing Should Be Part of Your Practice.”  PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting, Lancaster, PA
  • Goldberg, David. 2010. “Geospatially Model Your Neighborhoods Using ArcMap, SketchUp, and Globe Explorers.”  PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Goldberg, David et al. 2009. “Proposed Gateways to Canivete Linear Park in Jardin Domicello.” University of São Paulo - Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Studio (FAU), São Paulo, Brazil
  • Goldberg, David. 2009. “The Landscape Architect’s Digital Toolbox - Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawings.”  PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Goldberg, David. 2007. “Adding Punch to your Drawings with Adobe Illustrator.” PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting, Lancaster, PA
  • Goldberg, David. 2003. "Finding Lost Photos - The Power of Digital Asset Management.”  PA–DE ASLA Annual Meeting.  Pittsburgh, PA

Publications

  • Poerschke, U., Pisciotta, H., Goldberg, D., Ling, M., Goad, L., and Hadighi M. 2016. “Making the Glass House Habitable: The Debate on Transparency and William Hajjar’s Contribution in the Mid-twentieth Century.” In Proceeding at Facade Tectonics World Congress.
  • Hadighi M., Poerschke, U., Pisciotta, H., Goad, L., Goldberg, D., and Ling, M. 2016. “The ‘Air-Wall’: A Mid-Twentieth-Century Double-Skin Facade by William Hajjar.” In Proceeding at Facade Tectonics World Congress.
  • Comiskey, D., McKane, M., Eadie, R., and David Goldberg. 2015. “Providing Collaborative Education with an International Dimension. An Ulster University and Pennsylvania State University Case Study.” International Journal of 3D Information Modeling
  • Goldberg, David and Barry Kew. 2014. “Advancing Studio Knowledge through Virtual Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Collaboration.” In E. Buhmann et al., eds., Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • Holland, Robert J., Wing, Scott W., and David E. Goldberg. 2013. “Interdisciplinary Collaborative BIM Studio.” Proceedings at the National Institute of Building Sciences - buildingSMART alliance Conference
  • Goldberg, David E., Holland, Robert J. and Scott W. Wing. 2012. “GIS+BIM = Integrated Project Delivery @ Penn State.” In E. Buhmann et al., eds., Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • Anthony, Lori A. and David E. Goldberg.  “Developing contemporary designs from antiquity: A multidisciplinary, multicultural design immersion.” 2011. Proceedings at the Interior Design Educators Conference
  • Johnson, Timothy and David Goldberg. 2008. “Lessons from the Studio Part Two: Building Site Models with SketchUp.”  Landscape Architecture Magazine (April 2008)

Service

Professional Society

  • Co-Chair, PA-DE ASLA Central Section
  • Chair, PA-DE ASLA Awards Committee
  • Member, PA-DE ASLA Professional Development Committee

Academy

  • Chair, Stuckeman School Technology Committee
  • Member, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing Advisory Committee
  • Member, College of Arts and Architecture Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • Member, College of Arts and Architecture Committee on Educational Resources, Information Systems and Technology

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