Sipes Joins Penn State

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Sipes Joins Penn State

JimSipes 3 Sipes is an award-winning landscape architect, urban designer, environmental planner, and writer with more than thirty years of experience encompassing a wide range of planning, design, research, and communication projects in both the private sector and in academia.

Sipes has been using some form of Geodesign for more than 20 years as an integral part of urban design and planning. According to Jim, GIS, Geodesign, and other digital tools are essential for identifying hidden patterns in the landscape, putting data together in a way that decision makers can understand, and exploring scenarios that seek the most sustainable, balanced, and economically viable solutions.

In private practice he held senior positions at Jones + Jones Architects and Landscape Architects in Seattle, and EDAW (now AECOM) in Atlanta. Both firms have international reputations for their sustainable approach to the land, and Sipes was an integral part of many of award-winning projects. In 2004, Sipes started Sand County Studios, a small, broad-based design and planning firm that specializes in the integration of cultural, natural, visual, and historical resources.

See also: Jim Sipes on LinkedIn


Jim Sipes bio at Penn State College of Arts and Architecture