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Director's Message

Welcome to Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico!

Landscape Architects around the world are engaging with compelling issues that face our built and natural environments in meaningful and beautiful ways. Every day our discipline forges new ground in understanding and designing complex and dynamic 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 are pursuing excellence in the study and design of landscapes from urban to rural, cultural to natural. Together we desire to make a difference in our world for generations to come that is meaningful, beautiful and considerate of finite resources. 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 protect the public health, safety and welfare of the State of New Mexico.

Our School of Architecture and Planning is truly unique in offering interdisciplinary programs in Historic Preservation and Regionalism, as well as Urban and Regional Design. The Indigenous Design and Planning Institute, Resource Center for Raza Planning, Design and Planning Assistance Center, and CityLab 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, Director

Beth Rowe, Admissions & Graduate Advisor