Kenneth P. Soergel <BIO> pronounced (sore) as in pain + (gel) as in gelding
I have been in the landscape industry since receiving my MLA degree. Before I moved to Tennessee, I was the owner of a Landscape Architecture firm and at a different time, the owner of a design/build company. Simultaneous with operating these firms, I was an Adjunct faculty member, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor on both graduate and undergraduate landscape design programs. See experience section for details.
Resident of Jonesborough, TN
Member of Southern Appalachian Plant Society
Member Johnson City, TN Development Authority Design Committee
Member American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA
Recent Former Activities
· National Arborist Association until 2004
· International Society of Arboriculture until 2004
· Jonesborough Tree and Townscape Board 2005-2007
Owner of Kenneth Soergel,
· Owner design-build landscape company for 25 years. Sold to son in 2004.
7 years concurrent-Adjunct faculty at
13 years Associate Professor in Landscape Horticulture at
10 years concurrent, owner of Landscape Architecture firm, with
company to Engineer/Landscape Architecture firm headquartered in
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture,
Master of Landscape Architecture,
· My family has been rooted in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
· My father, a horticulturist grew and maintained plants for estates for his entire professional life.
· My son, a landscape architect, specializes in design-build of waterfalls and water features.
My daughter is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at
· I have been a registered Landscape Architect from 1969 to 2005
I have been semi-retired since 2004
Since retiring I have been a design critic/lecturer in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana.
I have presented the Master Gardener Landscape Classes for Washington Co. TN, Hamblen Co. TN, Sullivan Co. TN, Greene Co. TN, Washington Co. VA., and for the Federated Garden Club Course 3 in Knoxville TN.
Links you may be interested in
My professional society.
My son and daughter are landscape architects, click below to review their webs.
My son, Kevin, a landscape architect who installs water features in PA
My daughter, Cathy, is cooridinator of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program.
Recent Educational Seminars
Woody Plant Biology
Weed control in Turfgrass
GIS. Educational Solutions
Green Roof Design
Parks, Cities and their Interrelationship
Growing Greener Communities
Transferable Development Rights: How to Make Them Work
Weed Control in Field Grown Nursery Stock
Creating and Recreating Communities
Building Greener Neighborhoods
Design Alternatives for Business Districts
Pesticides and Consumers
Focus on Exotic Pest Introductions
Tools for Preserving the Built and Archaeological Heritage of Your Municipality
How to Navigate Through Federal and State Historic Preservation Regulations
Construction that Fits the Forest
New Japanese Maples
Sustainable Landscape Ideas
Cumberland Region Quality Growth Toolbox
Renewable Energy Power Systems
Monitoring and Managing Diseases of Woody Ornamentals
The Right Tree for the Right Place
Holston Valley Green Building Stormwater Management
Designing Growth Areas Through County and Municipal Partnerships
Creative Ways to Get Form-Based Code
Utilizing Pest Resistant Native Plants to Minimize Pesticide Use
Diagnosing Plant Problems
Insect and Mite Pests of Trees and Shrubs
Community Connection: Building Collaborative Relationships
Designing a BMP Stormwater Management System
An additional site you may be interested in.
A Site for Gardeners by Hugh Conlon
For landscape design in Jonesborough, Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol contact Kenneth Soergel at 423.753.7701.