LA Alum named in ENR Southwest 2020 Top Young Professionals

January 7, 2020

UNM SA+P Alum Jitka Dekojava was named one of ENR Southwest's top young professionals of 2020

Dekojava earned her master's degree in Landscape Architecture from UNM, as well as a graduate certificate in Urban Design and Regionalism. Dekojava now works at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini as a landscape architect, where she recently served as a landscape and site designer on the renovation project of Civic Plaza. The project, which took place in downtown Albuquerque won a 2019 ENR Southwest Best Projects award.

From the full article on ENR Southwest:

"A native of the Czech Republic, Dekojava launched her career working on ecological revitalization in Europe and went on to earn a master’s degree in landscape architecture and a certificate in urban design and regionalism from the University of New Mexico. Her goal is to design landscapes that are both aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound.

Dekojova spent several years working for HeadsUp Landscape Contractors in Albuquerque, where she connected design development with construction and long-term landscape maintenance. The experience of evaluating her designs from both the end-user’s and contractor’s perspectives informs her design work today.

An urban cyclist and promoter of alternative modes of transportation, Dekojova participates, along with her colleagues, in urbanism projects and activities such as the upcoming PARK(ing) Day installation by University of New Mexico students, helping connect Dekker/Perich/Sabatini employees and their communities."


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