Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning
1099 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Associate Professor Howard Hahn teaches in the Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning at Kansas State University. Prior to teaching, I spent over twenty years in the private sector working for Design Workshop (a landscape architecture and planning firm) in Denver, and two multi-disciplinary firms in Southern California: Dames & Moore (now URS Corporation) and Psomas. During this time, I developed expertise in the areas of visual simulation and visual assessments for new communities, transportation planning, and various infrastructure/utility projects throughout the western United States. Clients included private developers, the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, state transportation agencies, county and municipal governments, and numerous utility companies.
In 2008, I transitioned to academia to fulfill a long-standing interest of sharing my professional experience in an educational setting. My teaching responsibilities have been in the areas of Design Implementation (construction), Community Planning and Design Studios/Seminars, and technology courses. Having years of experience with technology, I also teach computer aided design (CAD/Civil 3D), 3D modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), visual simulation, and synthetic landscape rendering. My research interests primarily reside in the areas of visual analysis, aesthetics, visual simulation, and conservation development. Subareas within conservation development include parking/FAR analysis, visualization of wetland/meadow landscapes, and best management practices (BMPs) related to stormwater run-off and land planning/development.
I am a registered landscape architect in Kansas.