M. M. Lekhon Alam, MS. ARCH, Assoc. AIA

Lekhon Alam

Instructor of Environmental Design
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) | Environmental Design and Planning

920 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506- 5501
T: (785) 491-1669

mmlekhon@ksu.edu | Curriculum Vitae

Lekhon is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Khulna University (KU) in Khulna, Bangladesh, and a master’s degree in Architecture from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, where he received the prestigious John F. Helm award for outstanding performance in coursework, leadership & service, and for the MS thesis project. As an undergraduate, Lekhon received “Head’s List” certificate (given for the recognition of excellent studio works) from the KU dept. of architecture, and in 2014, he won the 3rd national position in the international competition, ''Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing" and was awarded by UN-Habitat.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) selected K-State Memorial Stadium Green Roof project for its 2020 Case Study Investigation program, where Lekhon worked as a research assistant with Assoc. Professor Lee R. Skabelund. Their research findings, methodologies, and energy performance benefits have been published by LAF in 2021 (Skabelund, Lee R., and M. M. Lekhon Alam. “Kansas State University Memorial Stadium Green Roofs Methods.” Landscape Performance Series. Landscape Architecture Foundation, 2020. https://doi.org/10.31353/cs1691). Lekhon’s research focuses on green roof designs related to carbon sequestration, thermal loading, and connections to building energy performance, with the aim of mitigating climate change through urban greening. His studies are related to thermodynamics, soil hydrology, and environmental soil physics.

His teaching and research work at the intersection of thermodynamics, architectural designs/building systems, and material science is indeed the direction for sustainability and the built environment in the fight to combat a warming planet.