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David Kamp, FASLA, LF, founding principal of Dirtworks, PC was one of five international speakers scheduled for the "A Sense of Place" 2009 Conference, September 2-5, 2009 in Cornwall, UK. A returning speaker at this biannual conference, Mr. Kamp's topic is "Connecting People and Place: A Design Perspective."

The conference was sponsored by the Sensory Trust, which promotes and implements "an inclusive approach to design and management of outdoor space, richer connections between people and place, and equality of access for all people, regardless of age, disability or background."

Dirtworks, PC ( is a New York City full-service landscape architecture firm founded in 1995. The firm focuses on designs that "enhance the restorative quality of the natural environment."

David Kamp has more than 29 years of experience in the private and public sector. In 2007 he was elected to the ASLA Class of Fellows. Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Kamp participated in large-scale site development, including involvement in the design of Australia's New Parliament House and projects throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean.

Mr. Kamp was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, studying the effectiveness of nature and gardens in health care settings. As an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, America's oldest artist colony, Mr. Kamp developed a series of such prototypical gardens.

Mr. Kamp currently teaches at University of Virginia, his alma mater. Mr. Kamp was a contributor on the committee that developed the Green Guide for Healthcare Version 2.0 Pilot, a best practices guide for evaluating health and sustainability for the health care industry. Most recently, Mr. Kamp was featured in Recreating Eden, an international documentary series on the role of gardens in the lives of people.

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