David Goldberg was appointed as the director of the online Geodesign graduate program at Penn State by Roxi Thoren, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, on Jan. 1, 2022. He is also an associate clinical professor of landscape architecture.
Goldberg teaches courses 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 near-real-time data may 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.