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Landscape Architecture Faculty Updates

September 26, 2017 - Alf Simon

Katya Crawford was on sabbatical in Spring 2017. She spent time in Australia making contact with a number of schools there and giving lectures.  Katya also helped coordinate the CELA conference in Beijing. She completed her term as president of CELA is now immediate past president.

Katya Crawford and Kathy Kambic, along with Architecture faculty member Ane Gonzalez Lara placed in two international design competitions.  They took first place in the “What’s up Paris” competition, and  third place in the  “Rethinking Competitions: Hornachuelos, Spain. Congratulations to this team for their excellent work!

Chris Wilson coordinated the second successful international studies course in Paris.  The course that was held in late May and early June with a multidisciplinary student group explored French Landscape Architecture and urban design from earlier periods to modern times. Sue Frye and Alf Simon were also involved in the course.

LA Adjunct Associate Professor Greg Miller will be the next President of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Congratulations Greg!

The third edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction by Associate Research Professor Kim Sorvig and William Thompson is in press and will be released shortly.


The Department of Landscape Architecture will host a UNM Academic Program Review from November 13-15, 2017 

The Department of Landscape Architecture is coordinating the 2018 Paris international studies course to take place from May 18-June 3, 2018.  The course focuses on the interplay of landscape and urban design in the Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary eras. 

The School of Architecture + Planning will be holding an Open House in George Pearl Hall on October 27 from 1-5 pm.

The Department of Landscape Architecture, the Historic preservation and Regionalism Certificate Program and the John Gaw Meem Lecture Fund will host guest speaker Charles Birnbaum, the President & CEO, as well as founder, of The Cultural Landscape Foundation on November 10 at 5:30 in George Pearl Hall.