Dean R. Bork, ASLA, CLA
Associate Professor

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

122D Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
+1.540.231.5487
drbork@vt.edu
website

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.