Hans Klein-Hewett

Hans Klein-Hewett PLA, ASLA

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

Signature Research Areas



Campus Office: 380 Design

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


BLA, Iowa State University --2005

MLA, Cornell University --2009


Research Interests

Rural Parks and Recreation

  • Rural park classification systems
  • Rural parks as quality-of-life amenities
  • Park distribution and park planning
  • Park equity in rural spaces

Landscape Tourism

  • History of landscape tourism
  • Design of tourism spaces
  • Scenic tourism and landscape tourism

Landscape Architecture Pedagogy

  • Experiential learning
  • Construction detailing through experiential learning

Current Projects

Rural Parks and Recreation

  • Classifying rural parks based on resources and amenities: a multi-county study
  • Rural park distribution: utilizing rural park classifications as a model for equitable park planning
  • An Almost Perfect Memory (An update to JB Jackson's "An Almost Perfect Town")

Landscape Architecture Pedagogy

  • Utilizing a flipped-classroom approach for construction detailing: experiential learning and digital documentation for landscape architects