Skip to main content

Jake Powell

Profile Picture

Extension Specialist | Assistant Professor | ASLA

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: M, W, F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tu, Th 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Go toOffice Location: FAV 226A
DialPhone: 435-797-4293

Educational Background

Other, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, (Center for Watershed Stewardship), Pennsylvania State University, 2012
Nature Connection in Pennsylvania State Parks: Case Study Evaluations in Three Parks
BA, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, (Watershed Science), Utah State University, 2008

Licensures & Certifications

Conservation Planner, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 2013


Jake is a native of Utah, his professional career working in land planning and conservation has spanned the extents of the state and has fostered a deep connection to the people and landscapes that make Utah an inspiring place to live and work.

Teaching Interests

Jake’s teaching efforts aim to inspire students with an elevated understanding of both their potential and responsibility to use their training and education to make their world a better place. Jake works to help students and communities realize that collaborative planning and design efforts can address a variety of social, economic, and ecological challenges. His efforts are focused on empowering individuals and communities with the skills, tools, and confidence to use planning, design, and collaboration to bring about positive change. Jake’s role as an Extension Specialist provides opportunities to engage citizens, communities, and practitioners in developing and disseminating educational materials and program as well as interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that utilize Landscape Architecture as a vehicle for positive change throughout the state.

Research Interests

Jake’s research interests include: grassroots watershed planning and implementation, artful rainwater design and stormwater management, water conservation through landscape design, large scale water management in the inter-mountain west, low impact development, trail and natural open space planning and design, and design elements that affect place attachment and nature connection.

      * Has not been peer reviewed

        * Has not been peer reviewed

          * Has not been peer reviewed

            * Has not been peer reviewed

              * Has not been peer reviewed

                * Has not been peer reviewed

                  * Has not been peer reviewed

                      * Has not been peer reviewed

                      Scheduled Teaching

                      LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2019

                      LAEP 6910 - Reading Seminar I, Spring 2019

                      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2019

                      LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2018


                      USU Extension Sustainability, 2011 - Ongoing
                      Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative, 2019 - 2025
                      Landscape Architecture Professional Development, 2018 - 2025
                      Recreation Infrastructure Development, Support, and Design, 2018 - 2025
                      Water Resource Focused Education and Design, 2018 - 2025
                      Community Outreach, Planning, and Design Assistance, 2018 - 2025

                              Creative Works - Other

                              • A New Heart - Uniting a Divided Campus Through Innovative Green Infrastructure Design, Other, Design Competition Submission - 2018

                              Graduate Students Mentored