Dennis Law, FASLA

Dennis Law, FASLA

Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning



Dean and Professor Dennis L. Law, FASLA retired at the end of the summer of 2011 after serving 37 years as a faculty member and Dean for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University.

Professor Law received his undergraduate degree in Park Administration from Texas Tech University in 1967 and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University in 1976. He has served as Professor and Department Head in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning and became Dean of the College in 1995.

Among his many accomplishments as Dean, he stewarded the significant renovation of Seaton Hall, successfully instituted limited enrollment to the College, and presided over the successful conversion of the professional programs offered in the College from baccalaureate to non-baccalaureate graduate programs.

Professor Law has seen his landscape architecture designs come to life across the nation. His projects have included city parks, theme parks, residences, landscape development and plazas. He has been an international speaker on global environmental issues, with more than 75 papers presented. In addition, he has written numerous books and other publications on planting design, reclamation of disturbed lands, environmental ethics, and landscape architecture education.

Professor Law is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a registered landscape architect in Kansas, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Sigma Lambda Alpha National Landscape Architecture Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has been recognized numerous times as one of America’s Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence Magazine.

Professor Law was honored in 1991 by the Blue Key National Honor Society and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority for outstanding teaching. He is a partner in DLC, a design firm with offices in Manhattan and Shanghai, China working on public spaces, housing, commercial projects, parks, and recreational facilities on the Pacific Rim.