Baker H. Morrow, FASLA

Baker H. Morrow, FASLA, founded the first modern office of landscape architecture in New Mexico in January, 1973, and he has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects, for the past 42 years. His office has earned over 125 design awards and citations since 1980. The Journal Center, the Citywide Prototype Median Landscapes, and the Big I in Albuquerque are among MRWM’s notable projects, as well as Zuhl Library at NMSU and the renovations of Santa Fe Plaza and downtown Eunice and Artesia, New Mexico. Mr. Morrow is the founder of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning (2000), where he has taught since 1975 and currently serves as the University’s first Professor of Practice. He was strongly involved in the establishment of licensure for landscape architects in New Mexico in 1985, and served as vice-chair and chair of the State Board of Landscape Architects. He subsequently worked with ASLA’s national L.A. Law team for a number of years and was Trustee for the New Mexico Chapter of ASLA. Mr. Morrow wrote the first-ever Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, published in 1987, a selection of the Garden Book Club. A third-generation New Mexican, he is also the author of Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. A long-time student and chronicler of historic landscapes as Director of the Registry of Historic Landscapes (RHL), Mr. Morrow worked with the governor and the legislature to enact by statute New Mexico’s State Historic Landscape System in 2003. It is the only state system of its kind to be established in the U.S. in over 120 years. In 2001, Mr. Morrow became the first native New Mexican to be elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He was the recipient of the Stewart Udall Cultural Landscape Preservation Award from the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance in 2008 and the Zia Award of the UNM Alumni Association in 2012 for distinguished professional achievement.