Monthly Archives: July 2014

David Conner + Associates Welcomes Tony Monk

Tony Monk Headshot

Tampa, FL, 7/29/14 – David Conner + Associates is proud to announce Walter “Tony” Monk has joined the team as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager. Tony is a licensed landscape architect in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Michigan. Tony’s work includes projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He holds a LEED certification and is a member of the ASLA and a board member of Kiwanis. His broad experience includes planning in commercial development for multifamily, residential, and high end retail; as well as public works such as higher education, parks, and streets. Tony received his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. He is proud to be a new resident of Tampa Bay and enjoys boating with his wife and fishing in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

Since 1997, David Conner + Associates has created some of West Florida’s most recognizable public outdoor spaces.  The firm strives to create sites that connect people in safe and walkable communities, integrate transportation for all types of vehicles and pedestrians, provide opportunities for public gathering and interaction, and encourage recreation or relaxation

David Conner + Associates Joins HOK for East County Service Center in Plant City



David Conner + Associates is pleased to announce our selection with the HOK Architectural Team as Landscape Architect for the East County Service Center, Plant City, Florida. The design of the site improvements are intended to provide a high quality public urban environment in downtown Plant City. The improvements will complete the construction of the four block county courts and public services facility.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Since the firm’s founding in 1955, they have used design to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed.  The firm has 1,600 employees across a network of 23 offices on three continents. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for their clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.

David Conner + Associates is an award winning landscape architectural firm located in Tampa, Florida.  The firm is known for creating beautiful outdoor landscapes that find the balance between aesthetics and sustainability.  Current and recently completed projects of the firm include the 56th Street Pedestrian Improvement Project; Lois Avenue Streetscape in Tampa, FL; Fletcher Avenue Pedestrian Corridor “Complete Street” Project in Tampa, FL; USF St. Petersburg Student Center; USF Marshall Center Plaza; Highland Recreation Center in Largo, Florida; and the North Safford Avenue Recreation Corridor in Tarpon Springs.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: North Safford Avenue Recreation Corridor

North Safford Avenue Recreation Corridor

The City of Tarpon Springs asked David Conner + Associates to renovate a section of the Pinellas Trail and design a fitness park for the nearby community. Located on Safford Avenue between downtown Tarpon Springs and Live Oak Boulevard, the North Safford Avenue Recreation Corridor is a safe place for walking, jogging, skating, and biking.

The park includes outdoor fitness equipment, a group exercise lawn, walking trails, and a play area. The Pinellas Trail and streetscape renovations include new sidewalks and landscape enhancements improving walkability throughout the community.

North Safford Avenue Recreation Corridor

To see more pictures of the project go HERE

Wilmot Gardens Wins FLASLA Award of Merit

Wilmot Gardens Greenhouse

David Conner + Associates (DCA) is proud to announce that the Wilmot Healing Gardens at the University of Florida has won the Award of Merit from the Florida Chapter of the America Society of Landscape Architects. Wilmot Garden’s story is the preservation of an historic garden on the UF campus and its transformation from neglect into a place for healing.  Since 2007, David Conner + Associates has assisted UF with the transformation. In 2012, DCA provided services leading to a benefactor who funded the creation of a recently completed Greenhouse facility on the garden site. This greenhouse is now home to the new UF Therapeutic Horticulture curriculum. DCA is currently working on The J W Reitz Student Union Expansion project, the Harrell Medical Education Building, Heavener Hall, Cypress Hall Single Student Housing, and the PK Yonge Middle and High School at the University of Florida.

UF Wilmot Lifestyle Track

Visit our Wilmot Gardens Projects: OSSP Greenhouse and Lifestyle Track

DCA Selected as UF’s Landscape Architect

University of Florida

David Conner + Associates (DCA) has been selected by the University of Florida as landscape architect for the Annual Minor Projects Continuing Services Contract. This contract with the University of Florida will build upon DCA’s large portfolio of higher education planning and landscape architectural projects. DCA has completed over 20 projects on the UF campus, including 12 LEED certifications. DCA is currently working on The J W Reitz Student Union Expansion project, the Harrell Medical Education Building, Heavener Hall, Cypress Hall Single Student Housing, and the PK Yonge Middle and High School at the University of Florida.