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Lee R. Skabelund

Contact Information

Lee R. Skabelund
Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
302 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Ph. 785 532 2431; E-mail: lskab@ksu.eduWebsite


Mr. Skabelund studies green infrastructure, landscape ecology, water-sensitive site planning, environmental planning and design, and riparian restoration.

Recent Water-Related Publications

Sutton, R.K.; Harrington, J.A.; Skabelund, L.R. 'Prairie-based green roofs: Literature, templates and analogs.' Journal of Green Building, 7:143-172, 2012.

Skabelund, L.R.; Gabbard, R.T.; Anderson, B.G.; Champion, B.L. 'Turning a corner: Kansas State University seeks to meaningfully address green building and the sustainable use of energy and resources on campus and in the broader community.' Journal of Green Building, 5:34-66, 2010.

Skabelund, L.R. Kondolf, M.; Johnson, C.W.; Bukojemsky, A. 'Successful ecological restoration: A framework for planning/design professionals.' Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series, 2008.

Ongoing and Recent Water-Related Projects

Sunset Zoo Bio-Retention Design-Build Project. L. Skabelund. Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 2010-2012.

Green Infrastructure Demonstration Site: Forbes Field. K. Kingery-Page, C. Winslow, H. Hahn, L. Skabelund. 190th Air Refueling Wing, 2008-2010.

West Meadows Long-Range Planting/Landscape Plan. L. Skabelund, L. Wigfall, J. Merill. City of Springfield, MO, 2008-2010.

Lakeview Village Grading and Planting Design Concepts. L. Skabelund. Lakeview Village Foundation, 2008-1010.

Rossville, Kansas Rain-Garden Project. L. Skabelund. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 207-2009.

Awards and Recognition

Community Service Award, American Institute of Architects Student Chapter, 2009.
Award of Recognition, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 1998.
Landscape Architecture Alumni Award, Program of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan, 1990.