This is a cultural landscape report (CLR) of eight landscapes that form the core of the main campus of the University of New Mexico. A cultural landscape report is "the primary report that documents the history, significance, and treatment of a cultural landscape. A CLR evaluates the history and integrity of the landscape, including any changes to its geographical context, features, materials, and use." A cultural landscape is "a geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources, and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values." A historic landscape, in the case of UNM's central campus, is institutional grounds "composed of a number of character-defining features which, individually or collectively contribute to the landscape's physical appearance as they have evolved over time." In tum, a historic designed landscape is "a landscape that was c:onsciously designed or laid out by a landscape architect, master gardener, architect or horticulturalist according to design principles, or an amateur gardener working in a n:cognized style or tradition."
The landscapes I have surveyed include: Tight Grove, the Zimmerman Library Grounds, the College of Education, Cornell Mall, Union Square, Smith Plaza, West Ash Mall, and the Duck Pond. The CLR has been prepared in conjunction with the Getty Campus Heritage Grant on which I worked. The purpose of the grant was to document the historic buildings and landscapes on campus and develop a preservation plan for them in order to guide future development of the main campus. This complementary CLR documents the history of the landscapes and their current condition, highlights their character-defining features, and offers guidelines for the future treatment of the landscapes.
The CLR has been prepared in conjunction with the Getty Campus Heritage Grant on which [author] I worked. The purpose of the grant was to document the historic buildings and landscapes on campus and develop a preservation plan for them in order to guide future development of the main campus
School of Architecture and Planning
First Committee Member (Chair)
Christopher Montgomery Wilson
Second Committee Member
Edith Ann Cherry
Third Committee Member
Moses, Will. "A Cultural Landscape Report For The Univeristy of New Mexico Central Campus." (2006). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arch_etds/167