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Alf Simon

Professor / Director of Landscape Architecture

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Contact Information

Office Location: Pearl Hall Rm 128
Phone: 505.277.4120
Curriculum Vitae


Landscape Architecture


Alf Simon is the Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba in Canada, and a Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University. He was a faculty member at the University of Manitoba, in Canada, from 1990 to 2000 and came to the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of New Mexico in August,2000 to start a new graduate Landscape Architecture Program. Alf was also a principal of Llewellin Simon Associates, a Landscape Architecture and Architecture office. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, has served on the CSLA Board of Governors and is a Past President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

His interests are in landscape and infrastructure, cultural landscape studies, and urban design. He teaches courses in design, theory and research methods. His most recent publication is: Building to Endure: Design Lessons of Arid Lands, 2009, edited with Paulo Lusk.