David Russo holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, and is a New York State licensed Landscape Architect with 12 years of experience. He also holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Connecticut, and currently also works as a data analyst.

Prior to founding R2P STUDIO, David worked for 'New Yorkers for Parks', 'MKW & Associates', 'Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture', and on various exciting projects with 'Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect'. He has periodically taught design studios at the New York Botanic Garden, and sat on the board of the American Society of Landscape Architects NYC chapter for 6 years.