Sara Katherine Lamb Harrell

Ph.D. Student, Graduate Assistant

121 Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061



  • Urban Ecosystem Services
  • Habitat Fragmentation
  • Landscape and Structural Relationships
  • Green Technologies
  • Regenerative Systems
  • Urban Stream Restoration

Harrell is a GTA in the Landscape Architecture program. Prior to acceptance at Virginia Tech, Harrell held a sales position at Green Oak Garden Center LLC1 in Jackson, MS. Green Oak is a full service Florist & Garden Center with a Design Department that provides Landscape, Interiorscape, Colorscape, and Christmascape services. For Green Oak, Harrell specialized in design and consultation for all Design Departments. During her Master’s Studies at Mississippi State University, she was a Teaching Assistant for Landscape Systems & Plants, Computers in Landscape Architecture, and Introduction to Landscape Architecture. She also served as a resident gardener and maintained the ecological planting designs around the LA Department’s academic buildings. Summer of 2013, she participated in an Entrepreneurial Internship with Kalu Yala in Panamà where she lived and worked off the grid on the newly developing intentional community located in the Panamanian jungle about an hour outside of Panama City, Panamà. There, her main project was to help develop and implement a greywater treatment system for the community’s base camp.


Ph.D., Current. Architecture and Design Research, Virginia Tech.

MLA, 2015. Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University.

BA, 2009. Fine Arts (Sculpture Emphasis), Mississippi State University.