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Susan Frye

  • Lecturer III
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    • MLA, University of New Mexico
    • BFA, Minneapolis College of Art & Design


    • Exploration of the intersection of art and design
    • The creative design process as a catalyst for contemporary regional design

    Susan Frye is a part time member of the Landscape Architecture faculty.  She has been teaching design studios in the program since 2009.  Most recently she has worked with the first year students on design fundamentals, and the third year students in the thesis studio.

    Susan is also a principal in a private design firm, Lee Gamelsky Architects PC, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  The firm's work is largely comprised of public projects including schools, community centers, senior centers, recreational facilities, and private hospitality and residential clients.


    Landscape Architecture Design Studios

    LA 501 Design Fundamentals, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    LA 502 Urban Typologies, 2010, 2011

    LA  505 Competition Studio, 2011

    LA 508 DPAC and CityLab, 2012, 2013

    LA 597 Thesis Studio, 2015, 2016, 2017


    LA 556, Site and Environment, 2011

    Lessons in Praxis from Chaumont Sur Loire, with Katya Crawford, primary author, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), 2013.

    Short Filmmaking as a Teaching Tool in the Design Studio, with Katya Crawford, primary author, CELA, 2012

    Object to System:  Diagramming the Invisible, with Katya Crawford, primary author, National Conference on Beginning Design Students, 2012 (not presented)

    Bridging the Rift Between Analysis and Design, with Katya Crawford, primary author, CELA, 2011.

    The Heart of the City, 516 Arts, Albuquerque Community Foundation Grant

    Foxes in the Garden, Chaumont-sur- Loire International Garden Competition

    From the Ground Up:  Design Here and Now, 516 Arts

    WRAP, Richard Levy Gallery

    WRAP, CELA Exhibition, Morgan State University, Honors Award

    Lee Gamelsky Architects PC

    AIA NM Award, Zinc wine bar & bistro, interior renovation

    AIA Award, Seasons Rotisserie & Grille, interior design

    AIA Award, Socorro Public Library, renovation

    AIA NM Award, Deming Senior Center, renovation