Lewis Clarke Oral Histories | David Lose

Bill Arnold

Interview with David Lose, landscape architect

Interviewer: Yona R. Owens
Location: Nashville, Tennessee.
Interview Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, David Lose graduated in 1968 with a degree in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University’s School (now College) of Design. In 1982, he founded Lose & Associates, a landscape architecture, civil engineering, land planning, and architecture firm noted for planning and implementing public parks, recreational areas, and greenways. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a past chair of the National Recreation and Park Association Board of Trustees, and a past chair of the Tennessee State Board of Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers. He has won dozens of ASLA Excellence Awards. One of his more notable works is the plan for the 125,000 acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. In 2008, Lose sold the firm to four of his associates and made plans to retire. He is still an active part of the Lose & Associates team on an as needed basis.

Interview Audio

Transcript (pdf)

Field Notes (pdf)

Abstract/Tape Log (pdf)