Ole Sleipness

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Associate Professor


Ole Russell Sleipness

Contact Information

Office Hours: By appointment
Office Location: FAV 260
Phone: (435) 797-0510
Email: 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

Human Subjects Research Certification, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program, 2018
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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Lavoie, C., Sleipness, O., (2020). Fluid meaning, fluid memory: Collective memory and the Mormon canal system of Cache Valley, Utah. Landscape Journal, 37:2, 79-99. doi: doi: 10.3368/lj.37.2.79
  • 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., 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, 252-259.
  • 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, (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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Other Reports

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Magazine/Trade Publications

      Other

        An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

        Teaching

        LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Spring 2020
        LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Spring 2020
        LAEP 6310 - Recreation and Open Space Planning and Design, Fall 2019
        LAEP 3100 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2019
        LAEP 6900 - Special Problems, Fall 2019
        LAEP 6400, 6900 - Geodesign Studio: Advanced Geographic Information and Tools, Spring 2019
        LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Spring 2019
        LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Spring 2019
        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

        Ryan Stauffer, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, January 2018
        Foster Cook, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, March 2019 - May 2020
        Shuolei Chen, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2017 - May 2020
        Jason Parkinson, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2016 - December 2019
        Mary Oliver, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2016 - December 2019
        Paul Stead, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018 - August 2019
        Mary Oliver, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018 - December 2018
        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