Alfred Vick is the Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Ethics at the University of Georgia. He is a licensed landscape architect and a LEED Accredited Professional.
His work focuses on preserving and enhancing the functioning of natural systems while effectively and attractively integrating human use. At the University of Georgia’s College of Environment & Design he teaches landscape ecology and sustainable design and collaborates with other researchers in the the Sustainability and Landscape Performance Lab. His academic research focuses on green infrastructure and sustainable site design, native plant communities, and American Indian ethnobotany. He has published and presented extensively on these topics.
He continues to practice professionally as a principal at Solidago Design Solutions and his 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