Sevda Ozturk Sari

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Assistant


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


  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Built Environment
  • Green Infrastructure Systems
  • Green Roofs
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Psychology

Sevda is a PhD candidate and graduate teaching assistant in Architecture and Design Research program. Before starting the program, she gained some experiences as a Landscape Architect in Turkey and also in the USA.

Sevda received her BLA and MLA degrees from Turkey. Her research interest was the technical aspects of green roofs in the undergraduate years. Later, her interests expanded to include not only green infrastructure and green roofs, but also the overall concepts of sustainability and urbanism, their interaction with landscape architecture, and the environmental benefits associated with such schools of thought in the MLA. She also conducted some volunteer works regarding permaculture during her master’s.


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

MLA, 2013. Landscape Architecture, Istanbul Technical University.

BLA, 2009. Landscape Architecture, Ankara University.