Ari Daman is the founder and creative director of Public Landscape and Urbanism Studio (PLUS). Ari is a philanthropic visionary, an accomplished landscape architect and urban designer with a broad range of project experience throughout the world. In 2017, Ari co-founded the Narayanan Family Foundation with the goal of improving people's lives through investments in education, culture, and environment. The foundation provides funding for public space initiatives in underserved areas, innovations in landscape architecture, and education programs for underprivileged children. Ari serves on the boards of several non-profits.