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College of Environment and Design

Alfie Vick

Job Title: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Contact

Email: ravick@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-6550
Street address: 202 Denmark Hall; 115 Bocock Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
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Personal Interests

Gardening, hiking, woodworking, winemaking.

 

 

 

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Biographical Information

Alfred Vick is the Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Ethics at the University of Georgia. He is a licensed landscape architect and a LEED Fellow. In addition to teaching in the CED, he is on the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of the Institute of Native American Studies. He continues to practice as a principal at Solidago Design Solutions and his professional work has included several LEED-certified buildings, including the LEED Platinum headquarters of the Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Alfred is past-Chair of the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group for the US Green Building Council, Founding Chair of the Athens Branch of the US Green Building Council and is on the Board of Directors of the Athens Land Trust.

Education

MLA, University of Georgia (1998)
BS, Liberal Arts & Sciences – Engineering Psychology, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (1993)

Research Interests

Professor Vick’s research focuses on green infrastructure and sustainable site design, landscape performance metrics, native plant communities, and Cherokee ethnobotany.

Selected Publications

  1. Vick, R.A., Calabria, J., Echols, S., Ogden, M., Yocca, D. 2012. Site Design: Water. Sustainable Sites Handbook. Meg Calkins, Editor. John Wiley & Sons. New York.
  2. Calabria, J., Vick, R.A., and Cassity, P.W. 2011. UGA’s Green Infrastructure Plan: Student Envisioned. 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference Proceedings.
  3. Vick, R.A. Cherokee Adaptation to the Landscape of the West and Overcoming the Loss of Culturally Significant Plants. American Indian Quarterly Vol 35. No. 3 (Summer 2011). University of Nebraska Press.
  4. Vick, R.A. The Plant Communities of the Trail of Tears: Overcoming Relocation and Reestablishing a Connection to Place. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2008 Conference Proceedings.
  5. Vick, R.A. Low-impact Land Development: The Practice of Preserving Natural Processes. Chinese Landscape Architecture. Volume 25/166. (translated by CAO Juan)
  6. Wenger, S.J., Carter, T.L., Vick, R.A., and Fowler, L.A. 2008. Runoff Limits: An Ecologically-based Stormwater Management Program. Stormwater 9: 1-10.
  7. Vick, R.A. Low-impact Land Development: The Practice of Preserving Natural Processes. Journal of Green Building. Volume 1, Number 4.
  8. Vick, R.A. 2006. Site Design for Stormwater Management. Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. Len Hopper, Editor. John Wiley & Sons. New York.

Organizations

American Society of Landscape Architects

US Green Building Council

American Mensa

Honors and Awards

Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigation (CSI) Research Fellow, 2018

Cherokee Nation Sevenstar Stalwart Award, 2014

University of Georgia Teaching Academy, 2013

Outstanding Faculty Member – Sustainable UGA Awards, 2013

Distinguished Faculty Member – CED Alumni Association, 2013

Selected Grants and Funded Projects

  1. Revising Georgia’s Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Co-PI, $75,000       February 2014 – August 2014
  2. The Impact of Climate Change on Tribal Resource Management in the Southeast
    US Forest Service grant, Co-PI, $35,000       2011
  3. Increasing the Sustainability of Distribution Warehouse Centers
    Technical Assistance Grant, Co-PI, $107,632       2008