David Bennett MLA ’83 passed away in May 2015. Throughout his career, Bennett sought out opportunities to preserve cultural and historic treasures, including on National Historic Landmark and World Heritage sites such as The Mount in Lenox, MA, Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC, Oatlands Plantation, in Leesburg, VA, and abroad at the Petra Archaeological Sanctuary in Jordan, and the Ming Dynasty-era Zhongshan Park and Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing, China. He also participated in the design and planning of many US embassies and consulates, and produced over a dozen urban design and streetscape guidelines, fostering such diverse projects as the regeneration of downtown Washington, DC and the creation of a new town in Ningbo, China. Significant campus projects included the master planning and design of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan, several master plans and built work at universities including Cornell, George Washington, Maryland School of Nursing, American and Georgetown. Read his obituary here.

May 2015