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Landscape Architecture Courses

The Master of Landscape Architecture program is a fully accredited graduate professional degree that prepares graduates to enter the profession and discipline of landscape architecture. The MLA degree program accepts applications from students with previous degrees in non-design and design disciplines. The SA•P does not offer an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture.

Below you'll find descriptions of courses being offered in the current term only. To see a full list of courses, see the UNM Catalog. To see the programs of study (curriculum), see Landscape Architecture Degrees and Curriculum

Schedule as of September 18, 2017

Landscape Architecture - Fall 2017

LA 335 - Site-Environment

Introduction to site analysis and site factors that inform design. Site scales from urban to regional are examined.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 58157

T R 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
George Pearl Hall P133

Lecture
Kathleen N Kambic - kambic@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $99

LA 401 - LA Design Studio I

An introductory design studio for students entering the three-year graduate program and for students in the B.A.E.P.D. program. Emphasis is on basic design principles, three dimensional space and the development of graphic communication skills.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 60628

M W F 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 321

Studio
Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 6 20
Fees: $99

LA 461 - History & Theory of LA

A course covering the general history of landscape architecture from its origins in early agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age through its development in ancient civilizations to the 20th century.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 61310

T R 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
George Pearl Hall 209

Lecture
Christopher M Wilson - chwilson@unm.edu 3 15

LA 482 - Graphic Communications

An introduction to hand drawing and graphic techniques. Students will become comfortable in expressing and communicating design thinking and ideas in graphic form.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 57748

W 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 217

Workshop
Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $99

LA 501 - LA Design Studio I

An introductory design studio for students entering the three-year graduate program and for students in the B.A.E.P.D. program. Emphasis is on basic design principles, three dimensional space and the development of graphic communication skills. Restriction: permission of LA program director.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 14336

M W F 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 321

Studio
Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 6 11

LA 503 - LA Design Studio III

This studio course investigates landscapes at city/regional and neighborhood/urban precinct scales. Students will integrate social/cultural imperatives with environmental and infrastructure systems in land use planning and urban/neighborhood design. Prerequisite: 502. Restriction: permission of LA program director.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 14337

M W F 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 321

Studio
Catherine P Harris - cphunm@unm.edu 6 13

LA 505 - LA Design Studio V

Studio 5 is the capstone design studio in the Master of Landscape Architecture studio sequence. Students will integrate a broad range of landscape architectural knowledge in a process that will reflect a professional office/studio approach to a design project. Prerequisite: 503, 508. Restriction: permission of LA program director.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 14338

M W F 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 321

Studio
Kathleen N Kambic - kambic@unm.edu 6 14

LA 511 - T: Landscape Architecture

Individual, independent study of topics and research issues in landscape architecture undertaken by a student with faculty approval, advisement and supervision. Restriction: permission of LA program director.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 29459 Independent Study Alfred Simon - asimon@unm.edu 1 TO 3 4
002 14341 Independent Study Baker H Morrow - bmorrow@unm.edu 1 TO 3 5
003 14342 Independent Study Christopher M Wilson - chwilson@unm.edu 1 TO 3 5
004 49427


Independent Study
Catherine P Harris - cphunm@unm.edu 1 TO 3 4
005 14344 Independent Study Susan A Frye - sfrye@unm.edu 1 TO 3 5
006 36361 Independent Study Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 1 TO 3 5
007 58707


Independent Study
Kathleen N Kambic - kambic@unm.edu 1 TO 3 5
008 60169

F 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Art 304C

F 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Art 353

Independent Study
Subhankar Banerjee - subhankar@unm.edu 3 1
009 57972


Independent Study
Francisco Uvina - fuvina@unm.edu 1 TO 3 2

LA 512 - Seminar: Landscape Arch

A number of seminars on various aspects of landscape architecture.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
002 57814

T 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 209

Seminar
Francisco Uvina - fuvina@unm.edu 3 6
003 59874

M W 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 215

Seminar
John D Quale - quale@unm.edu 3 3
006 55126

M 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Electrical & Comp Engineering 310

Online 1

Seminar
Andrea Polli - apolli@unm.edu 3 2

LA 556 - Site-Environment

Introduction to site analysis and site factors that inform design. Site scales from urban to regional are examined.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 36092

T R 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
George Pearl Hall P133

Lecture
Kathleen N Kambic - kambic@unm.edu 3 6

LA 560 - Landscape Arch in 20th Century

This course will examine currents of thought and social and economic determinants over the last 100 years, and the way these systems have influenced how we build our environments, our cities, our landscapes and buildings.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
002 58554

T R 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
George Pearl Hall P133

Seminar
Christopher M Wilson - chwilson@unm.edu 3 9

LA 561 - History & Theory of LA

A course covering the general history of landscape architecture from its origins in early agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age through its development in ancient civilizations to the 20th century.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 58595

T R 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
George Pearl Hall 209

Lecture
Christopher M Wilson - chwilson@unm.edu 3 4

LA 580 - LA Tech:Grading & Drainage

This course will provide knowledge and understanding of topography, grading and drainage design, and will help students develop site design skills related to topographic definition, circulation surfaces, retaining walls and grade changes.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
002 58358

R 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
George Pearl Hall P130

Workshop
Brian J Verardo - verardo@unm.edu 3 6

LA 582 - Graphic Communications

An introduction to hand drawing and graphic techniques. Students will become comfortable in expressing and communicating design thinking and ideas in graphic form.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 42602

W 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 217

Workshop
Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 3 11

LA 586 - Professional Skills in LA

This is a two-part course. One section investigates the professional standards and conventions in the preparation of LA construction documents. The other section focuses on the technical aspects of irrigation design.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
002 61484

T 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
George Pearl Hall P133

Lecture
Kristina M Werenko - kguist@unm.edu 3 9

LA 590 - Historic Research Methods

(Also offered as ARCH, CRP 590) An introduction to the methods for the documentation, research and analysis of historic built environments as preparation for historic preservation and contemporary regional design.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 28095

M 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 209

Lecture
Jeffrey P Pappas - tioga@unm.edu 3 5

LA 591 - Preservation & Regionalism

(Also offered as ARCH, CRP 591) An introduction to the history, theory and professional practices of historic preservation and regional contemporary design and planning.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 38455

W 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
George Pearl Hall 210

Lecture
Francisco Uvina - fuvina@unm.edu 3 7

LA 596 - Project Thesis Preparation

A seminar which studies different forms of research in the discipline of landscape architecture and a variety of research methods and techniques. Each student identifies a topic for, and methodological approach to, their thesis or project research and develops their research proposal.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 45374

F 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
George Pearl Hall P130

Seminar
Alfred Simon - asimon@unm.edu 3 9

LA 597 - Master's Project

An applied research project developed and carried out by students as the final exit requirement for the M.L.A.. Project proposals are reviewed based on their degree of complexity and the fit with the student s declared area of specialization. The project is a research based document which explores larger theoretical issues and their conceptual and practical application in an environmental design context. Offered on a CR/NC basis only. Restriction: permission of LA program director.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
001 14355 Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj Alfred Simon - asimon@unm.edu 1 TO 6 15
002 36366 Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj Staff 1 TO 6 15
003 14356 Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj Christopher M Wilson - chwilson@unm.edu 1 TO 6 15
004 14357 Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj Baker H Morrow - bmorrow@unm.edu 1 TO 6 15
005 36371 Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj Katya A Crawford - katyac@unm.edu 1 TO 6 15
006 56964


Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj
Staff 1 TO 6 15
007 50395


Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj
Catherine P Harris - cphunm@unm.edu 1 TO 6 14
008 58708


Prof Paper/Project/Design Proj
Kathleen N Kambic - kambic@unm.edu 1 TO 6 15