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Ole Sleipness

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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By appointment
Go toOffice Location: FAV 260
DialPhone: 435-797-0510
SendEmail: ole.sleipness@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University, 2009
Exploring How Residential Communities in the Rural Southern Appalachian Mountains are Branded as 'Green:' A Qualitative Analysis
Other, City and Regional Planning, (Real Estate Development), Clemson University, 2005
Characterizing Themes in Western Gateway Communities
Other, Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, 2003
Other, Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design, Edmonds Community College, 1999

Licensures & Certifications

Landscape Architect, State of Utah Department of Commerce , Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing, 2017

Teaching Interests

My teaching encompasses a variety of landscape architecture practice- from large-scale recreation and open space planning, gateway communities, and the interface between public and private lands- to detail oriented core competencies such as landscape materials. Expriential learning forms the core of my studios, lecture courses, and independent student mentoring.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on branding of the built environment, particularly within gateway communities and natural amenity-based development; rural community development and change; the interface between rural public and private lands; and how students engage these contexts through participatory design and service-learning.

Awards

Achievement Award, 2016

Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association

Faculty Excellence in Civic Engagement, 2011

WSU Center for Civic Engagement

Publications - Abstracts

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Sleipness, O., Kazimee, B., (2015). Sustainable Urban Site Design: Grounded in Context: Sustainable Urban Forms: Theory, Design and Application. Cognella Publishing/University Readers *

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Lavoie, C., Sleipness, O., (Accepted pending revisions) Fluid meaning, fluid memory: Collective memory and the Mormon canal system of Cache Valley, Utah. Landscape Journal
      • Sleipness, O., George, B., (2017). Impacts of Immersive Virtual Reality on Three-Dimensional Design Processes: Opportunities and Constraints for Landscape Architecture Studio Pedagogy. Landscape Research Record, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 6
      • George, B.H, Sleipness, O., Quebbeman, A., (2017). Using Virtual Reality as a Design Input: Impacts on Collaboration in a University Design Studio Setting. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture , 2:1
      • Sleipness, O., Ryan, K., Krikac, R., Gomez, S., (2016). Rural Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Projects: Frameworks for Engagement within Regional Rural Development Centers. Landscape Research Record/CELA, 5:1
      • Sleipness, O., George, B., Hughes, A., Remineni, S., (2016). Hidden dimensions: Illuminating landscape history through mobile apps. . Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 1, 273-280.
      • Sleipness, O.R, Pitt, D., Nadenicek, D., (2014). Consuming Nature: Paradoxes of Green Development in the Rural Southern Appalachian Mountains. Landscape Journal, 33:1, 37-58. doi: 10.3368/lj.33.1.37
      • Professional Journal

      • Sleipness, O., Anderson, D.T, Evans, D.T, Design Engagement as a Catalyst for Promoting Democratic Dialogue around Shared Values: Applications for Western Gateway Communities. . International Making Cities Livable

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Technical Reports

            Other Reports

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

              Magazine/Trade Publication

              Other

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Scheduled Teaching

            LAEP 6860 - Faculty/Interdisciplinary Seminar I, Fall 2018

            LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Fall 2018

            LAEP 3100 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2018

            LAEP 6900 - Special Problems, Fall 2018

            LAEP 6880 - Landscape Architecture Research Methods, Spring 2018

            LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Spring 2018

            LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Spring 2018

            LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Spring 2018

            LAEP 3100, 6310 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2017

            LAEP 6900 - Special Problems, Fall 2017

            LAEP 6880 - Landscape Architecture Research Methods, Spring 2017

            LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Spring 2017

            LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Fall 2016

            LAEP 6310 - Recreation and Open Space Planning and Design, Fall 2016

            LAEP 3100 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2016

            LAEP 6880 - Landscape Architecture Research Methods, Spring 2016

            LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Fall 2015

            LAEP 6310 - Recreation and Open Space Planning and Design, Fall 2015

            LAEP 3100 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2015

            LAEP 6880 - Landscape Architecture Research Methods, Spring 2015

            LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Spring 2015


                    Creative Works - Other

                    • Draper Open Space Master Plan: Continuing the Corner Canyon Legacy, LAEP - Peer review of built or created works, - 2016
                    • Draper Open Space Master Plan: Continuing the Corner Canyon Legacy, LAEP - Peer review of built or created works, - 2016
                    • Draper Open Space Master Plan: Continuing the Corner Canyon Legacy, LAEP - Peer review of built or created works, - 2016

                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Mary Oliver, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018
                    Paul Stead, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018
                    Ryan Stauffer, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, January 2018
                    Jason Parkinson, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2016
                    Mary Oliver, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2016
                    Jennifer Wiseman, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, January 2015 - May 2017
                    Lynda Draper, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, September 2014 - May 2016
                    Daniel Baum, Other, August 2012 - May 2013