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Landscape Architecture Faculty and Staff

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Office Support Staff

Academic Advisor

Graduate Coordinator




Chris Seeger

Professor, Landscape Architecture
Extension Specialist, Extension
Extension Specialist, Landscape Architecture

Mailing Address

Landscape Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: 515-509-0651
Office: 280 Design


BLA, North Dakota State University, 1995
BS, Environmental Design, North Dakota State University, 1995
MLA, Iowa State University, 1997
Certificates and Registrations:
Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) 2008
Registered Landscape Architect (2004  Iowa #444)

On the Web

Research Interests

Professor Seeger specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies, collaborative design technologies, crowd-sourcing (Public Participation GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information) and data visualization to develop local current datasets and indicators that can be used in the planning and design process. His current research includes the utilization of crowdsourcing technologies to document and model the built environment for the purpose of creating healthy, sustainable communities that include safe routes to schools, connected trail systems, and environments/programs that promote healthy lifestyles. 

In addition to this research, Professor Seeger leads the development of the ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Program. This program aims to provide community demographic, health and economic data resources to the public and local decision makers.

Professor Seeger teaches an Introduction the Web Mapping and an Introduction to GIS as online courses inthe College of Design. He also co-leads the ISU Extension and Outreach Geospatial Technology Program which provide GIS workshops and publishes monthly Tasksheets on geospatial and technology related topics.

Current Projects

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Current Scholarship

  • Iowa ASLA Chapter Award of Excellence, 04/01/2008
  • Specialist Meeting on Volunteered Geographic Information, 12/13/2007
  • Iowa DOT Safe Routes to Schools, 08/01/2007
  • Kent Park Campground Visualization, 02/15/2007
  • The Urban Forest: A Contributor to Physical Activity Levels in the Built Environment?, 07/01/2005
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