Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Frank Sleegers teaches design studios in landscape architecture and urban design.
Sleegers work centers on strategies to rebuild urban environments through ecology, community, art and aesthetics in an interwoven comprehensive approach.
A large focus of his recent scientific research investigates human perception and aesthetics in relationship to infiltration systems as green infrastructure or the perception of suburban landscapes. Another area of his expertise is the building of site responsive and transformative ephemeral art work in urban environments.
Community service learning is investigated within the setting of urban design studios and design laboratories. A central role in the area of outreach plays the recently created UMass Amherst Design Center in Springfield.The Center is a former storefront that provides a physical footprint for theUniversity in the City. Sleegers had a central role in creating this center.
Frank Sleegers is a practicing landscape architect and artist with an office in Hamburg, Germany. Contributing to the livability of city life, his professional work includes numerous award winning competitions in urban design, parks, and plazas. Built works in landscape architecture include intimate gardens, roof top gardens, and renewal of urban and regional parks.
Prior to joining LARP in 2006, Frank Sleegers was a lecturer for landscape architecture design at the Department for Urban Planning - HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany from 2002 to 2005.
LANDARCH 494A/651 - Professional Practice
LANDARCH 497A - Studio V Urban Design
LANDARCH 597Q - Urban Design Workshop
LANDARCH 604/606 - Graduate Studio Urban Design
Frank Sleegers Receives 2012 Merit Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Frank Sleegers: Transformative Public Art “Community Spirit – El Espiritu de la Communidad.” Springfield, Massachusetts. Awarded 2012 Merit Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.
Frank Sleegers Graduate Urban Design Studio Receives 2015 Merit Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
“Redefining America’s Postwar Urban Renewal.” Springfield, Massachusetts; Graduate Urban Design Studio. Directed by F. Sleegers and M. Di Pasquale.
Miracle on Worthington Street - Temporary Art Installation, Nov 28, 2014 video