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School of Architecture + Planning


Alumni + Supporters

Our mission is to lead and advocate for the school and its alumni/ae. We provide resources through our association to support and strengthen our School. We celebrate the success and achievement of the School and its alumni/ae. Established with just four members in 2000, the chapter has become an active and integral partner in the School’s success as a pre-eminent public School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning. We are a bridge between the classroom, the professions and the community. The chapter organizes activities that bring alumni together with students and faculty. Here are just a few examples:

  • Student Relief – offering snacks and encouragement to students just before final reviews begin.
  • Receptions after an evening lecture.
  • Organize alumni panels for Career Days that focus on portfolio development, interviewing skills and career paths.
  • Sponsors behind the scenes tours of new and newly renovated buildings.
  • Raises funds to support scholarships.

The Alumni Board is always interested in recruiting new members and volunteers. For more information, contact any board member or Laurie Roche, Development Officer, at laurie.roche@unmfund.org or 505-277-6442.

Join us! You can become a member of the School of Architecture + Planning Chapter of the UNM Alumni Association. Make your gift online by clicking on “Give Online” or by printing a membership form.


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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni award recognizes graduates of the UNM SA•P who have made significant contributions to their profession and their community.  It is given annually to a person who has demonstrated creativity, leadership and vision.  Each person selected has noteworthy accomplishments in his or her professional, academic, or artistic life, which may include service to the University of New Mexico. The award is presented in the fall of each year at the School’s Honors and Awards Convocation.

James Horn
2016: James Horn
Karen Alarid
2014/15: Karen Alarid
Travis Price
2009: Travis Price
Tom Schoeman
2007: Tom Schoeman
Laurie Moye
2006: Laurie Moye
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2005: Van H. Gilbert
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2004: George Radnovich
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2003: Jim Long
Bob Campbell
2002: Bob Campbell
Lou Weller
2000: Lou Weller
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1999: Lynnwood Brown
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1998: Paul McHenry, Jr.
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1997: Gene and Dorothy Dyer
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1996: Min Kantrowitz
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1995: Marsha McMurray-Avila
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1994: Ron Peters
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1994: William Burns