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Landscape Architecture

Chair's Message

Welcome to Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico!

Landscape Architects engage with compelling issues in our built and natural environments in meaningful and beautiful ways. Every day our discipline forges new ground in understanding and designing complex relationships between natural, cultural and technological systems. Landscape Architecture is an exciting and dynamic field that truly makes a difference in our world.

At the University of New Mexico we pursue excellence in the study and design of landscapes from urban to rural, cultural to natural. We are privileged to operate in one of the most beautiful, naturally diverse and oldest human developed landscapes in the United States—New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. As the only accredited Landscape Architecture program in the state we value our role in training professionals to make places locally and globally that are responsive, resilient and truly inspiring. Our School of Architecture and Planning is truly unique in offering interdisciplinary programs in Historic Preservation and Regionalism, as well as Innovation. The Indigenous Design and Planning Institute, Resource Center for Raza Planning and the  Design and Planning Assistance Center operate collaboratively with the degree programs in Architecture, Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture offering our students and faculty distinctive specializations and opportunities.


If you are interested in learning more about how you can pursue studies in this exciting and creative discipline please contact us.

Alf Simon, Ph.D. FCELA, FCSLA

Chair + Professor

505.277.4120
asimon@unm.edu

Miquela Ortiz Upston

Senior Graduate Academic Advisor

505.277.1303
miquela@unm.edu