Dean R. Bork, CLA
Associate Professor Emeritus

B.S.L.A., Univ. of Wisconsin

M.L.A., Louisiana State University

B.S.L.A., Univ. of Wisconsin

M.L.A., Louisiana State University

drbork@vt.edu

My professional interest and expertise is in development scale landscape architecture projects- a vestige of my private practice experience as a golf course architect and planner/designer of recreational parks. My current research interests include watershed sensitive design and development and protection and restoration of riparian corridors. I hope soon to write about traditional Christian core values as they relate to our discipline and the built environment.

research areas

  • Watershed Sensitive Site Design
  • Green Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • Christian Perspectives on the Profession and the City

publications

  • Buchholz, Tracy, David A. Madary, Dean Bork, Tamim Younos, “Stream Restoration in Urban Environments: Concept, Design Principles and Case Studies of Stream Daylighting” in Water Management in Urban Environments, Springer, 2016.
  • Serpati, David and Dean R. Bork, “Understanding Local Places in a Globalizing Context”. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Vol. 2, 2012.
  • Bork, Dean R., Josh Franklin, “Revitalizing Urbanized Watersheds through Densification: A City of Fairfax Case Study”. Documentation Set #63: Nature and the Sustainable City, International Making Cities Livable Conference, 2010.
  • Bork, Dean R., “Landscape Architecture: the Corpus is Alive but the Mind is Ailing”. Kerb 17: Journal of Landscape Architecture, RMIT, 2009.
  • Buchholz,Tracy, Dean Bork, Tamim Younos, “Urban Stream Daylighting Design Application to Stroubles Creek, Blacksburg, Virginia” Virginia Water Resources Center, SR36-2007.