Bo Yang


Bo Yang

Associate Professor
Sigma Lambda Alpha Advisor/Honors Coordinator

Phone: (435) 797-0506

View my Curriculum Vitae.

Here is a list of my courses.

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. My areas of interest are environmental planning and technology, stormwater management, community planning and design, water related ordinances, and landscape history and theory in China and East Asia.

I have diverse backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. I have professional experience in both China and the U.S. and have been involved in projects of different scales and focuses. Prior to joining Utah State University, I was a graduate student instructor at Texas A&M University for three years. I have taught various courses including Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, and Digital Communication. I have also been invited to give lectures on Chinese garden design and philosophies.

i have been involved in a number of research projects, has given presentations in national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed proceedings. My doctoral study assessed Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach used in The Woodlands, Texas. The study was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2008. My current research is examining the impacts of different community planning approaches on stormwater quality and the long-term effectiveness of various low impact development strategies. I also have expertise in GIS watershed modeling, spatial analysis and statistical analysis tools.

I am also the Vice President of Overseas Chinese Landscape Architects Association (OCLAA) and a member of the International Association for China Planning (IACP).


PhD in Urban & Regional Science
Texas A&M University

Master of Landscape Architecture
Texas A&M University

Master of Architecture
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Bachelor of Architecture
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China


Texas A&M University
Graduate Student Instructor

Architecture & Landscape Intern
SWA Group, Houston
Summer 2005 & 2007

HNTB, Kansas City
Summer 2006

Huazhong Architectural Design & Research Institute, China (part-time)

Guangzhou Urban Planning & Research Institute, China
Summer 2001

Zhongnan Architectural Design Institute, China
Summer 1998

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Planning & Technology
Stormwater Management
Community Planning & Design
Landscape History & Theory in China & East Asia