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ASLA New Mexico Chapter
2018 LASN Yearbook

Justin Weathermon, PLA, ASLA

NMASLA is a statewide professional organization open to landscape architects and their associates including students in the graduate landscape architecture program at the University of New Mexico. Landscape architects lead the stewardship planning and design of our built and natural environments. NMASLAs mission is to advance landscape architecture in New Mexico through advocacy communication education and fellowship.

2018 was a busy year for the New Mexico chapter of ASLA. We held our traditional quarterly events, continuously worked to protect our state license by working with our lobbyist to guide advocacy efforts, assisted with several smaller events throughout the year, and hosted the national ASLA Executive Committee during the summer session.



ASLA New Mexico Chapter

Chris Wilson, Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies at University of New Mexico, is guest speaking at the walking tour of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm.


ASLA New Mexico Chapter

Leading the plant demonstration for the Neighborwoods program is Joran Viers, a City of Alburquerque Urban Forester.


Our quarterly events were highlighted by a walking tour of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, which focuses on running a sustainable and eco-friendly business by bringing in locally sourced ingredients to their restaurant while promoting ecological consciousness and historic preservation. There were many excellent guest speakers, and this was our highest attended event of the year. Our members were inspired with a sense of appreciation for not only the history and beautiful garden spaces but also the way that preservation and highlighting local-based economy are brought to the forefront of business.



ASLA New Mexico Chapter

ASLA New Mexico Chapter

Smaller events NMASLA assisted with included Albuquerque's Neighborwoods program, which aims at working with local neighborhoods to enhance communities by planting trees along street frontages, and educating the public on proper tree selection and planting techniques. This year we were able to assist in supplying and planting over 200 trees to these under-served communities!

Hosting the summer session of the executive committee was a pleasure as we led afternoon excursions that highlighted the beauty and ruggedness of New Mexico, and gave visitors a taste of local cuisine.



As seen in LASN magazine, December 2018.



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