David J Driapsa Historical Landscape Architecture is a historic preservation consulting, research, planning, design and construction administration firm delivering expertise, leadership and support for preserving heritage landscapes and guiding associated property development actions.

Based in Naples, Florida, national in scope and at the forefront of historic landscape preservation, Principal David Driapsa is a nationally recognized authority in historical landscape architecture, selected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

David Driapsa has led conservation actions for many significant heritage landscapes, including the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village National Historic Landmark; the Spanish Colonial village of Chimayo, New Mexico; the segregated African American community of Smokey Hollow; the Olmsted Brothers’ “lost village” of Boca Grande; and the winter estate of Thomas Edison.

Please feel free to call today and discuss the beneits of our services in mitigating heritage conservation and property development goals.

Project histories and references are available.

Thank you for connecting.

All the best,

David Driapsa, pla, asla, clarb
David J Driapsa Historical Landscape Architecture ddriapsa@naples.net
(239) 591-2321


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



Heritage Landscape Preservation Consulting, Research and Documentation


Heritage Landscape Conservation, Rehabilitation and Property Planning


Heritage Landscape Preservation Treatment Design and Implementation Documents


Construction Administration