Chris Seeger

Professor, Landscape Architecture
Extension Specialist, Extension
Extension Specialist, Landscape Architecture

Contact Information

Phone: 515-509-0651
Office: 280 Design

Mailing Address

Landscape Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011


BLA, North Dakota State University, 1995
BS, Environmental Design, North Dakota State University, 1995
MLA, Iowa State University, 1997

Certificates and Registrations:
Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) 2008
Registered Landscape Architect (2004  Iowa #444)


On the Web


Research Interests

The role the built environment plays on physical activity and individual health; Public participation in the design and planning process using online multimedia and GIS tools; Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) and civic engagement; Interactive landscape visualization and modeling using GIS and 3D animation;

Current Projects

Geographic visulaization of Texas Youth Fitness Study for the Cooper Institute. Thematic maps developed in a variety of formats including KML.

Iowa DOT Safe Routes to Schools: Develop online mapping tool to collect information regarding the routes kids actually use to get to school so this information can be used to create a better SRTS plan.

Mapping the Barriers: Online tool allows communities to identify and discuss barriers in the built and social environment that affect the safety, connectedness and accessibility of trails, parks and other recreational activities.

Current Scholarship

  • Iowa ASLA Chapter Award of Excellence, 04/01/2008
  • Specialist Meeting on Volunteered Geographic Information, 12/13/2007
  • Iowa DOT Safe Routes to Schools, 08/01/2007
  • Kent Park Campground Visualization, 02/15/2007
  • The Urban Forest: A Contributor to Physical Activity Levels in the Built Environment?, 07/01/2005