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David H. Bennett
David H. Bennett

David H. Bennett, a landscape architect with a special interest in the preservation of cultural and historic landscapes, died of cardiac arrest at his home in Washington on May 11. He was 58. Mr. Bennett, who was also trained as an architect, thought design projects needed to be understood through the lens of each site's history, culture and evolution over time. "His legacy is seen in work around the globe, often focused on preserving the past for future generations," said a colleague, Marsha Lea. "With his passing, our profession has lost a fine practitioner, and we have lost a good friend." The son of Virginia L. and John L. Bennett, he was born in Long...