David Van Zelst has been creating award-winning landscapes for more than 30 years. As one of the largest landscape architectural design build firms in the Chicagoland area, Van Zelst, Inc. prides itself on satisfying the design needs of the client and is comfortable working in a variety of design styles.
David graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He founded Van Zelst, Inc. in 1979. Since then, his work has garnered the attention of numerous publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Chicago Home, Northshore Magazine, Chicagoland Gardening, Chicago Home and Garden, and American Nurseryman. David is also the author of Transformations: Ideas for the Midwestern Landscape.
David is active in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA); Planet (formerly known as the Associated Landscape Contractors of America); and Illinois State Nurserymen’s Association.
He is married and lives with his wife and four children in Glenview, Illinois.