Dennis Rubba, FASLA (B.S., Landscape Architecture with Distinction, ‘86) is founding partner of studioINSITE, an 18-person landscape architecture, urban design and planning practice with offices in Denver and Omaha. He started the firm in 2001, and in subsequent years was joined by partners Gary Worthley, ASLA and Jim Leggitt, FAIA. Since that time, Dennis has focused on designing meaningful and memorable places for urban, campus and recreational environments. Prior to starting studioINSITE, Dennis was a Principal with Civitas in Denver.
Dennis and his firm have received more than 200 design awards. studioINSITE is known for high quality designs that get built, with over 90% of their projects being implemented. Dennis is currently the leading design Principal on the 9-11 Pentagon Memorial in Washington, DC, and is the leading urban designer on the National Western Center Redevelopment Placemaking Plan in Denver (in which CSU is one of the development partners). Dennis previously served as Principal designer for notable projects including 14th Street Corridor Redevelopment, CU Anschutz Medical Campus Redevelopment, Denver Justice Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, and campus master plans for CSU Pueblo, Auraria Higher Education Center and Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
After graduating from CSU, Dennis went on to earn a Master in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2015, he was elevated as a Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects for his years of exceptional design work. Dennis serves on CSU’s Landscape Architecture Alumni Advisory Board and Downtown Denver Partnership Public Realm Committee. In 2015, Dennis was appointed by the Governor to the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects.
Dennis has a creative hand in pen and ink sketching, and can be found sketching while on his travels, in places like Copenhagen and Washington, DC. In his free time, Dennis can be found showing one of his three classic cars at car shows, playing with one of his show dogs, or relaxing at his lakeside cabin.