David Kahn's professional work, teaching, and research focus on the design of sustainable systems within site specific, neighborhood, and urban-scale projects. His background is in the visual arts, agriculture, and construction. For 13 years he worked with the Costa Rican National Park Service, and the Prague City Council on community-oriented design assistance projects. Along with partner, Michael Tavel, David Kahn Studio received a 2009 National ASLA Award for Planning for the Geos Net-Zero Energy Neighborhood. His personal interests involve various manifestations of the great outdoors.