Ken Lee

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Horticulture Instructor
Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences
Saddleback College

M. Landscape Arch., Cornell University, 1984

B. Landscape Arch., Seoul National University, 1980


Honors and Awards:

Orange County Teacher of the Year Nominee, Dept. of Education, 2019

Above and Beyond Award - Angels on Earth, Angel Light Academy, 2018

Professor of the Year, Saddleback College, 2017-18

President’s Award for Distinguished Service, Saddleback College, 2016-2017

Faculty Award for Outstanding Services to DSPS Students, Saddleback College, 2016

President’s Award for Distinguished Service, Saddleback College, 2015

Associate Professor of the Year, Saddleback College, 2012

Landscape Arch. Foundation Honor Award, Westwood Gateway II, 1989

Professional Masters Awards, Cornell University, 1982-84

Dean's List, Seoul National University, 1980



Introduction to Sustainable Horticulture Science, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2019


Teaching Experience:

Fulltime Faculty, Saddleback College, 2012-

Associate Faculty, Saddleback College, 2000-2012

Instructor, UCI Extension, 1991-2000


Professional Experience:

Consulting Principal, ORi, 1990-

Consulting Principal, A88, 2009-2015

Principal-in-Charge, Computer Applications in Design, SWA Group, 2001-2009


Professional Affiliation:

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador, Orange County, CA, 2008-2018

Advisory Board, GoinNative Therapeutic Garden, CA, 2015-2017

Education/Resource/Marketing Committees, US Green Building Council, CA, 2009-2012

Advisory Board, Dept. Horticulture & Landscape Design, Saddleback College, 2000-2012

Treasurer, American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter, 1990-1992


Courses taught:

Introduction to Landscape Design, Saddleback College

Introduction to Planting Design, Saddleback College

Introduction to Horticulture Science, Saddleback College

Introduction to Wellness Gardening, Saddleback College

Feng Shui and Well-being, Saddleback College

Ornamental Native Plants Identification, Saddleback College

The Sustainable Landscape Design, Saddleback College

History of Landscape Design, Saddleback College

Contemporary Landscape Design Trends, Saddleback College

Irrigation Design Fundamentals, Saddleback College

Hardscape & Construction Materials Fundamentals, Saddleback College

Sustainable Landscape Management and Maintenance, Saddleback College

Landscape CAD Fundamentals, Saddleback College

Landscape CAD Advanced, Saddleback College

Introduction to Design Technology, Saddleback College

Preparing Design Portfolio, Saddleback College

Professional Practice in Landscape Design, Saddleback College / UCI Extension

AutoCAD Application in Landscape Design, UCI Extension

Introduction to Windows, UCI Extension

Introduction to Mac OS, UCI Extension


Public Speech and Lectures:

City of Irvine AWE Lecture Series, "History of Gardens", 2016

Saddleback College Fine Arts, "Wonder of Nature - Fibonacci and Golden Ratio", 2016

Mission Viejo Rotary Club, "Native Plants and Water Saving", 2015

Canyon Estate Community, "Sustainable Living within Our Environment", 2015

Leader Shift, "Native Beautiful", 2015

USGBC-OC, "Social Media and Beyond - What's in it for me", 2010

USGBC-OC, "Social Media and Beyond - What should I do it", 2010

Long Beach City College, "Sustainability and ROI", 2010

Cal. St. Univ. Pomona Landscape Arch. Dept., " Design and Technology - Is it Oxymoron", 2009

Cornell Univ. Landscape Arch. Dept., "Technology & Its Impact on Design", 2006, 2007 & 2008

Dell Computer Sales,Marketing & Finance, "Clients in IT World - Just numbers or else", 2008

Seoul National Univ. Landscape Dept., "Technology - Primary Tool for Design", 2004