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Baker H. Morrow

  • Professor of Practice
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    • MA, Comparative Literature, Postmodern Design, UNM
    • BA, Latin American Studies, History, English, UNM


    • Plant Materials for the Southwest
    • Historic Landscapes of New Mexico and the Southwest
    • Latin American Landscape Architecture
    • Early Spanish Literature in the New World

    Practicing landscape designer, then landscape architect, since 1970; founded Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., the first modern office of landscape architects in New Mexico, in 1973 (retired 2016): over 4500 projects to date.  Licensed landscape architect in New Mexico; license no. 2.  Began teaching at UNM in 1975; founder, Master's Program in Landscape Architecture at UNM, June, 2000; currently serves as Professor of Practice.  Founder and Director, Registry of Historic Landscapes (New Mexico), 1980 - present.  Books to date: 11; three in process.  The Center for Southwest Research, UNM, is the repository for Prof. Morrow's Registry of Historic Landscapes research, as well as his landscape architectural projects and literary work from the past 45 years.


    Plant Materials in Landscape Architecture I

    Gardens in the Sand: New Mexico's Historic Landscapes

    Latin American Landscape Architecture

    Topics/Problems/MLA Committees


    Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes, rev. ed., 2016

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545 (translator), 2011

    Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest (w/ V.B Price), 2008

    A Tropical Place Like That (stories), 2007

    Horses Like the Wind (stories), 2001

    Anasazi Architecture and American Design (w/ V.B. Price), 1997

    A Harvest of Reluctant Souls: Fray Alonso de Benavides' s History of New Mexico, 1630 (translator), 1996, rev. ed. 2012

    Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes (1st ed.), 1995

    The City of the Saints by Sir Richard F. Burton, edited by Baker H. Morrow, 1990

    A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, 1987

    Multiple book reviews, magazine articles, and monographs


    Journal Center, Albuquerque

    Citywide Prototype Median Landscapes (90 miles to date), Albuquerque

    Big I, Albuquerque

    I-40 freeway landscape improvements (multiple projects), Alb.

    Streetscape renovations of downtown Artesia, Moriarty, Eunice, Jal, and Aztec, NM

    175 park projects throughout the Southwest

    425 schools, including playing fields, playgrounds, and associated green space

    16 historic landscape inventories and reports for the NPS and others

    Renovation of Santa Fe Plaza

    35 college and university projects, including Karen Abraham Courtyard and Alumni Chapel, UNM, and Zuhl Library and the Central Promenade, NMSU

    Chair, State Board of Landscape Architects

    Trustee, NM Chapter, ASLA; member, Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, City of Albuquerque

    Member and chair, UNM Press Committee

    Member, board of advisors, Center for Regional Studies, UNM

    Member, multiple faculty and administrator search committees, UNM.

    Prof. Morrow and Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects, have received over 135 design awards and citations since 1980.  


    Stewart Udall Cultural Landscape Preservation Award, 2008

    Zia Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, 2012

    Creative Bravo Award, 2013, and others.  

    Prof. Morrow is the first native New Mexican to be licensed as a landscape architect in New Mexico (1985), and the first native New Mexican to become a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (2001).