Frank Sleegers is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at UMass in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. His work centers on strategies to rebuild urban environments by exploring ecology, community, art, and aesthetics. These themes foster an interwoven and interdisciplinary approach that strives for equilibrium of process, form, and function. Frank Sleegers teaches urban design studios and competition laboratories. They integrate environmental research with urban form and tactical interventions to engage community interaction and simultaneously serve ecological and cultural functions. Sleegers creative work explores site responsive art to transform the perception of urban places.
Frank Sleegers is one of the creators and current directors of the UMass Amherst Design Center in Springfield. He holds degrees from Hannover, Germany and UMass Amherst and practices as a registered Landscape Architect with an office in Hamburg, Germany.