DAVID DRIAPSA -- David works closely with his clients to masterly plan and custom design beautifully inspiring landscapes, and hands-on administers quality implementation of those plans. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

David came to Naples in 1986 as a master planner for the award winning community of Pelican Bay. His expertise is evident in his many design projects; including the Oakmont and Bay Colony neighborhoods, the community parks and nature preserves.    

Because David is exceptionally experienced and widely recognized by his award winning tropical gardens, historic landscape preservation, and for rehabilitating cherished properties, the Naples Botanical Garden and the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation valued him as a director. David was also a member of the Collier County Archeological/Historical Preservation Board and is the founder of the Historic American Landscapes Survey in Florida.

David Driapsa earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Arizona.

David Driapsa
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To Whom It May Concern,

Mr. David Driapsa exhibited the highest degree of professionalism while completing the Smokey Hollow Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).  His diligent, independent style provided me the opportunity to focus on other tasks knowing that he would meet deadlines and deliver a thorough, quality product.  Most notable, was his ability to quickly establish mutual respect and trust with former Smokey Hollow community members during the documentation of the segregated African American community that was destroyed in the 1960s.

His prior experience in the development and submission of a HALS aided to the successful incorporation of our document in the United States Library of Congress.  There was very little need for me to communicate with the National Park Service, and from a client perspective that was a relief.

We are very proud of the Smokey Hollow HALS, and are constructing a permanent exhibit which includes the measured drawings produced by Mr. Driapsa in our commemoration to the former community.


Autumn Calder, AICP
Senior Planner
Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency


Dear Mr. Driapsa:

Congradulations on your induction to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows.

Through your continuous hard work and dedication to the industry and Southwest Florida, you have helped make our community a wonderful place to live. Your commitment to providing valuable service, leadership, management and knowledge to the profession is admirable.

Once again, you have my congratulations for being recognized with ASLA's highest honor. I wish you continued success in your future endeavors!

Very truly yours,

Representative Kathleen Passidomo, District 106, Florida House of Representatives.


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