Harvard University  (Harvard GSD)
Masters in Landscape Architecture,
Graduate School of Design (GSD), 1985
Louisiana State University  (LSU Design)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture,
College of Design (END), 1977

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Dennis Fehler Consulting - Environmental Planning and Education, Resource Management, Community Planning, Mineral Exploration, Geographic Information Systems [GIS], Satellite Image Processing, Software Architecture, Software Development, and Internet Applications.  [2004 to date].
ESRI Professional Services  - Consultant
User Interface Designer, [GUI], Clients include: American Geographical Society, Bureau of Land Management, Chugach National Forest - Management Plan, and the National Park Service, [many more]. - [1999-2004]. 
Fehler Consulting - (Ref: biography below).
Community Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing, and Internet Applications. Consultant to Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HoK), Page Southerland Page (PSP), and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). Continuing Education online course offerings at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma - [1992-1999].
Paul Charles Construction Company - Explosives Consultant
Quarry rock drilling, rock removal for residential and commercial building foundations, stock tank and lake shaping, rock crushing, sources for construction materials exploration - [1996-1999]. [images]
Louisiana State University - (LSU below), Assistant Professor of Applied Technology, Regional Planning, and Urban Design, College of Design, School of Landscape Architecture. Work examples - Senior Undergraduates and Senior Graduates. - [1988-1992].
Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems - (ERDAS below), Computer Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Methods and Applications Specialist.  IP/GIS training for professionals domestically and internationally [for example] Tel Aviv, Israel; Kathmandu, Nepal; Riyadh Saudi Arabia, [many more].  View GISMO publication. - [1987-1988].
SWA Group - (SWA below) Landscape Architects and Planners, Landscape Architect, Land and Terrain Analyst, Construction Supervisor, Project Photographer.  Projects include the Tanner Fountain  - Harvard University Campus The Disney Corporation of California, Amerifirst Development Corporation of Florida, Bixby Corporation of California, and Howard Hughes Development of Nevada. - [1984-1986].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service
Landscape Architect, Recreation and Multi-Resource Manager. - [1978-1983]. Projects include: Highway 142 River Access, Turtle Island, and The Ridge Runner Trail.  (Mark Twain below)  (MTNF work examples). [images]
Harper/McBride Landscape Architects - Landscape Architect, Landscape Contractor, Field Supervisor, 1976-1978.
Louisiana State University - Communications Teaching Assistant, 1976-1977
Ogden Audio/Video - Service Manager, 1971-1976.
Military Service - United States Army Signal Corps
Basic Training - Ft Bliss, El Paso, TX;  U.S. Army Communication Electronics School, Fort Monmouth, NJ , Fixed Plant Carrier Repair [MOS 32e20], Zulu Company Honor Guard; 592nd Signal Corp, Berlin, West Germany, Tropospheric Scatter Communications [MOS 26L20], Communication Specialist - Site Supervisor, 1968-1971. [images]
The Bad Seeds
Genuine Texas Garage Band
The Bad Seeds are a rock band formed in Central Texas in the Fall of 1966. Occasionally performing with all of the founding members. [read more]  1964-date. [band images]

Keyboard Player, Vocalist, Songwriter, and Music producer. 

"The Bad Seeds Return"
Our original music is available:

download our music from Apple iTunes

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Wilson's Auto and Radiator - Automobile, truck, and farm equipment mechanic; radiator repair specialist, 1965-1968.


Publications and Exhibits:
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The Electronic Restaurant Marketplace - US Patent - US20100312672A1
A system for determining the best price of food-related products comprises an input device for receiving a selection of food-related products from a user and a computer.

Prayer Garden Designer
Coryell Community Church
[read my proposal] - Gatesville, Texas.

Coryell Community Church
View the Garden on Google Maps.

ArcNews - Consumers Energy Implements GIS. 

User interface and functionality design for fifth largest U.S. supplier of electricity and natural gas. (ESRI, Cover, Summer 2002, Vol.24 No.2).  Read the article.

Professional Surveyor - Using GIS to Determine the Accuracy of the GCDB.  Interface Design for the Land Survey Information website.  July 2002, Vol.22 Number 7, pp.44-46.

EARTHUSE  - An Internet Guide to the Theory and Application of Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Planning, Community Planning Resource. 1993-date.

Glass and Wire Art - Designs in stained glass with aluminum and steel wire.

PFAS - ESRI tutorial HELP for custom GIS software application, 1999.

OU WebStudy - Online Distance Learning via the Internet.  Intersession Continuing Education courses.  University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1996-1998.

Citizen Police Academy and the Internet,  speaker, annual meeting, Waco, TX, 1998.

City of Cedar Park Comprehensive Plan,  PageSoutherlandPage, Angelou Economic Advisors, WHM Engineers, and Fehler Consulting - GIS Consultants, (et al).  Future land use plan for Cedar Park, Texas. 1998.  (Plan Summary)

Computers in Landscape Design, Keynote speaker, University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1994.

Temperature Data From Satellite Imagery and the Distribution of Schistosomiasis in Egypt, John B. Malone, Oscar K. Huh, Dennis P. Fehler, Paul A. Wilson, David E. Wilensky, Robert A. Holmes and Ali I. Elmagdoub, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 50(6), 1994, pp. 714-722, 1994.  (Ref: Shisto_714 example).  (The Earth Observer)

Use of Landsat MSS Imagery and Soil Type in Geographic Information Systems to Assess Site Specific Risk on Red River Basin Farms in Louisiana, John B. Malone, Dennis P. Fehler, Loyacano AF, and Zukowski SH, Annals of New York Academy of Sciences 653: 389-397, 1992.

Community Health Assessment Using a Computerized Geographic Information System,  E. Vallette and D. Fehler, co-speakers, Association of Community Health Educators, 1992.

GISMO... Here's how it works,  (Ref: GISMO example), The ERDAS Monitor, (Cover, Spring 1991), The International Newsletter of Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems, Atlanta GA, 1991.

Use of Landsat MSS Imagery and Soil Type in Geographic Information Systems to Assess Site Specific Risk of Fasciolas in the Red River Basin, U.S.D.A. Tropical Agriculture, Malone, Fehler Loyacano, (Coinvestigator) Malone, (abstract) American Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Feb 5-8, San Juan, PR., Malone, (abstract) American Association of Veterinary Parasitology, 7/28/91, Seattle, WA, 1991.

The Future of Digital Image Processing, American Society of Landscape Architects National Conference, Educational Session Speaker, Orlando, Florida, 1989.

Geographic Information Systems Computer Aided Learning Methodology, Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems (ERDAS) International Conference Speaker, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989.

A Different Approach to Design, LABASH - National Student Conference, Guest Speaker, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989.

Strip Mining the Moon for Oxygen, Thesis Presentation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Dr. Douglas Way, 1985.

Visual Quality Management Mapping, Project Manager, U.S. Forest Service [USDA] Mark Twain National Forest,  Rolla, Missouri, 1983.

]The Visual Aspects of Road Closure, Speaker, U.S. Forest Service [USDA] Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla, Missouri, 1982.

Park Practice "Design," Published Work, October 1980 (Cover), October 1981, October 1983 National Park Service, Department of the Interior,  Washington, D.C., 1980 - 1981.

Park Practice "Grist," Published Work, July 1981, September 1981, January 1982, National Park Service, Department of the Interior,  Washington, D.C., 1981 - 1982.

Stained Glass, Exhibitor, June 1976, November 1980, 1981, 1982 Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Rolla, Missouri, 1976 - 1983.

"3D-Pi" A Film/Video Performance, Thesis, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1977.

"Labyrinth," Presentation, American Society of Landscape Architects, Visibility Competition San Diego, California, 1975.


Awards and Affiliations:  Top of Document  

  • Fuga Island, Texas ASLA Merit award in communications (et al), 
    The American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter, 1996.    
  • Committees: 1989-1993.
    • Louisiana State University Faculty Committee on Application of Technology, Chairman
    • Faculty Graduate Committee, Member
    • Doctoral General Examination Committee, School of Music, Member.
  • Faculty ASLA Awards Committee, Juror, 1991
  • Governor's Interagency Task Force on Flood Prevention and Mitigation, Sand and Gravel Task Force, Reclamation, Recreation, and Landuse Subcommittee, Advisor, 1991.
  • Scenic Louisiana Billboards along I-49, Legislation affecting the scenic quality of Interstate 49, Collaborator with Senator Foster Cambell, (et al), 1990.
  • Louisiana State University Research Grant Award, Alexandria, Louisiana Community GIS Database Construction, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards Competition, et al, SWA Group Landscape Architects and Land Planners Boston, Massachusetts, 1986.
  • Class President, Harvard Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985.
  • Certificates of Merit (5 Awards), U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest Rolla, Missouri, 1981 - 1983.
  • Certifications of Appreciation (3 Awards), U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest Rolla, Missouri, 1980 - 1981.
  • National Society for Park Resources Award, National Recreation and Park Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Member, 1733 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1982.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Communications, College of Design, School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1978.
  • Landscape Contracting License, Louisiana Horticulture Commission, Baton Rouge, LA, 1977.
  • State of Texas Area Greenhand Farmer, Future Farmers of America Waco, Texas, 1964.


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Biography:  Top of Document  

Dennis Fehler is a Landscape Architect with over 30 years of diversified professional "land and water" related experiences in residential and commercial design, environmental design and planning, large and small scale project management, terrain analysis, field construction, contract documentation, Geographic Information Systems, (GIS), Satellite Image Processing, and multi-resource analysis and management.  

Consultant to: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. HoK, and PageSoutherlandPage PSP, and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. ESRI.  

This year Mr. Fehler is offering Introductory and Advanced Internet courses through the University of Oklahoma, OU, (for college credit), and is offering a series of CE online courses through Baylor University, BU, Continuing Education, for Continuing Education Units, (CEU's).  

Since 1996 Mr. Fehler has offered an Intersession Continuing Education Course titled WebStudy.  The on-line course is an introduction to the World Wide Web and allows students to take full advantage of the Internet for research, communication, and data sharing. The course covers basic history and set up specifications for academic and personal Internet accounts, the efficient use of the Internet for data search and retrieval, case studies of emerging technologies surrounding the WWW, and development and posting of a student web page with interactive text and graphics. Taught remotely via the Internet, students have the flexibility to work at home using a commercial (or OU) Internet service, or at any available OU computer lab.  

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Mr. Fehler is a past Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he taught both graduate and undergraduate regional and urban planning design studies and a special topics technology class at the graduate level. Teaching with a non-traditional high-technology strategy he incorporated the latest geographic information system hardware and software utilizing the Design College's state of the art equipment in image processing, remote sensing, and terrain analysis. Mr. Fehler's unique combination of application and methodologies is derived from his extensive professional experience with an ultimate purpose of assisting students to apply global concepts to a local situation.  (return to LSU above)  

In May of 1987, Mr. Fehler began a career with an emerging Software Company called ERDAS (Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems). He taught methods and applications in both Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems. Potential and existing ERDAS clients require instruction in using the ERDAS software and education in Mr. Fehler's specialties which include engineering applications in development, forestry applications, landuse assessment, and visual quality analysis using the latest image processing and remote sensing techniques and technologies. (return to ERDAS above)  

In the recent past, Mr. Fehler worked in the Boston office of The SWA Group, Landscape Architects and Land Planners. For three years he applied his skills in project management, construction supervision, photography, and microcomputer applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and terrain analysis. He taught and practiced internationally in GIS capabilities, resource management, and both commercial and residential development potential analysis. He incorporated the use of the latest technology in both raster (grid/pixel) and vector (CAD) equipment and combined various forms of photography and videography with multi-spectral satellite information. Clients included the Disney Corporation of California, Amerifirst Development Corporation of Florida, Bixby Corporation of California, and Howard Hughes Development of Nevada. These 25,000 (plus) acre projects required preparation of a valuable GIS data base that he manipulated to produce computer generated Opportunity and Constraints Analysis Maps used in community planning, economic assessment, and resource management. (return to SWA above)   

In 1978, Mr. Fehler accepted a Forest Landscape Architect position with the United States Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest, in Missouri. For six years he designed and supervised construction of several major recreational facilities including the Eleven Point National Scenic River. He planned and designed the Willow Springs Regional Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) residential camp where he developed an architectural and planting scheme that allowed camp members to construct their living quarters and other camp facilities. His most significant accomplishment in government service was the manual and computer inventory of 4.5 million acres of federal and private land to determine the Existing Visual Quality (EVQ) and provided Visual Quality Objectives that were incorporated into the National Forest planning efforts. This three-year, eight-person intensive mapping effort provided existing and potential visual quality information essential to the Forest Service's multi-resource management system. (return to Mark Twain above

Mr. Fehler's teaching experience includes teaching assistantships at both Louisiana State University and Harvard University, and international teaching and training sessions in GIS methods and applications in the Middle and Far East. Other professional seminars he has taught include traditional airphoto interpretation, physical terrain analysis, and construction process in association with Earth Technology Corporation, Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems, Inc., Louisiana State University, and the SWA Group. 

Mr. Fehler is currently authoring the natural and human systems WebBook titled EARTHUSE.htm. EARTHUSE relates Geographic Information Systems and Image Processing techniques and technologies with respect to contemporary design methods and applications. EARTHUSE is organized in a "what to do" and "how to do it" format and is easily accessed by Internet. 

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