Advanced Landscape Immersion and Visualization Environment

Dr. Brent Chamberlain founded and directs the Advanced Landscape Immersion and Visualization Environment (ALIVE!) Laboratory at Kansas State University. The Laboratory is housed within the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning within the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. The laboratory consists of a variety of state-of-the art hardware and software. The laboratory consists of a number of faculty and students conducting research in computer graphics, visualization, 3D/4D digital environments, and environmental perception.

The ALIVE! Team:

Dr. Brent Chamberlain

I am an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University in the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning. Previously I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Department of Computer Science (Infoviz).


Howard Hahn

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University. Prior to teaching, I spent over twenty years in the private sector. During this time, I developed expertise in the areas of visual simulation and visual assessments for new communities, transportation planning, and various infrastructure/utility projects throughout the western United States.


ALIVE! Students

ALIVE! is operated by a number of graduate and undergraduate student assistants throughout the year. ALIVE! students work across a spectra of projects. Many conduct scholarly research, assist with class projects, or work across the lab producing visuals and more. Without the help of these students the ALIVE! lab would not be what it is today.

Current ALIVE! Students:

Conner Bruns – Landscape Architecture
Jakub Cech – Computer Science
Dara El-Shaarawi – Psychology
Rahul Karne – Computer Science
Evan Lanning – Landscape Architecture
Briana Priddle – Computer Science 
Mackenzie Wendling – Landscape Architecture
Taylor Whitaker – Regional & Community Planning

Past ALIVE! Students:

Dale BradleyMLA 2015
Yue (Rebecca) Liu – MLA 2015
Natalie Webb – MLA 2015
Ryan Albract – MLA 2016
Parker Ruskamp – MLA 2016
Jessica Weber – MRCP 2016
Timothy Kellams – MLA 2017
Laura Vallo – MLA 2017