Profile Image

David Michael Barbarash

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Coordinator of Cooperative Education Program
Horticulture Room 224
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

Area of Expertise: Landscape Architecture

David earned a bachelor’s of landscape architecture from Virginia Tech and a master of science from the department of landscape architecture at SUNY Environmental School of Forestry (ESF). His research focuses on the use of 3D modeling as a visualization tool for design exploration and public interaction and education while measuring cost benefits of varying levels of detail. David is coming to Purdue from private practice in design firms from NYC and Washington D.C. where he specialized in urban design and urban ecology. He will be teaching the senior urban design studio, computer graphics, and construction documents in the HLA department.

Awards & Honors

(2016) Teaching Academy fellow. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Barbarash, D. M. (in press). Artificial intelligence systems for automated site analytics and design performance evaluation. Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Barbarash, D. (2012). The Communication Value of Graphic Visualizations Prepared With Differing Levels of Detail. Peer Reviewed Proceedings Digital Landscape Architecture 2012: GeoDesign, 3D-Modeling and Visualization, 499-507. Retrieved from

Barbarash, D. M. (2016). Representation stigma: Perceptions of tools and processes for design graphics. FRONTIERS OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, 5(4), 477-488. doi:10.1016/j.foar.2016.09.001

Rotar, S. M., & Barbarash, D. M. (n.d.). Integrated Project Experiences and Student Perception. Landscape Research Record, 4, 33-45.

Barbarash, D. M. (2014). Activating learning for students in agriculture. NACTA Conference.

Rotar, S., Barbarash, D., Dahl, B., & Hildner, A. (2014). Improving Student Learning Through Integrated Project Experiences. CELA 2013 Research Record.

Barbarash, D. M. (2014). The Massachusetts Avenue Industrial Corridor: Analysis and Planning Recommendations. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Barbarash, D., Brennan, A., Kalbaugh, K., & Siciliano, P. (2013). Impact of a Geo-located Arboretum Database as a Student Learning Tool. Peer Reviewed Proceedings Digital Landscape Architecture 2014.

Dahl, B., Hildner, A., Barbarash, D., & Rotar, S. (2012). Guiding Groups of Students to Develop Divergent Design Proposals for a Common Site and Program. 2013 CELA Annual Meeting.

Rotar, S., Barbarash, D., Dahl, B., & Hildner, A. (2012). Improving Student Learning Through Integrated Project Experiences. 2013 CELA Annual Conference.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.

Sign In