Elegant, compelling landscape solutions for forty-four years.

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We believe designed landscapes should be pragmatic, yet elegant - grounded, yet ambitious.

We design landscapes where resources are scarce and conditions are harsh, measuring the success of a built environment by its ability to solve the challenges of a site with simple and compelling solutions. Our landscapes are elegant expressions of the culture and ecosystems that compose the desert Southwest.

MRWM Landscape Architects was originally founded in 1973 as the office of Baker H. Morrow, Landscape Architect.  As the only landscape architectural firm in New Mexico with elevan licensed landscape architects, our primary objectives are to consistently provide innovative design and quick responsiveness to the requirements of each project.  We have a keen sense of the long history of landscape architecture in the Southwest, and our practice extends throughout the region.  Our objective is to achieve, at a reasonable cost, the creative goals of both the firm and our clients while producing distinctive works of landscape architecture.  

During 44 years of professional practice and through the completion of over 4,000 projects, MRWM has furthered the appreciation of landscape architecture as a means of improving the quality of life in urban and rural settings throughout New Mexico and surrounding states. Our project types include—among others— national, state, county, and municipal parks, plazas, schools, playgrounds, streetscapes, museums, libraries, universities, athletic facilities, botanical gardens, master plans, hospitals and other medical facilities, ranches, wetlands, farms, offices, shopping centers, cemeteries, opera grounds, housing, and historic landscapes.  

In the Southwest, water is our most precious and finite resource and MRWM Landscape Architects have been pioneers of water-wise landscaping for two decades.  Beginning with appropriate design of the site, our approach also includes soil amendments for more efficient use of the additional water provided to the landscape, selection of low-water-use plants, an efficient irrigation design and application of water, selection and placement of mulch for water retention, and provision of information on proper maintenance.

We are a full‑service firm, offering planning, complete design and design production, irrigation design, and thorough site observation services during construction.  Our goal is to always provide efficient, precise transfer of information and quick response to our Owner and design consultant teams to meet even the most aggressive project deadlines. 

 
 
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Recognition.

MRWM has been honored to receive over 140 design and planning awards and citations to date. Below is a list of recently recognized projects.

2016

NMASLA Design Awards: Merit in Design Constructed

NMASLA Design Awards: Merit in Design Exploratory

  • Fort Bliss Historic Warehouse Area (with Sara Zahm Landscape Architect)

NMASLA Design Awards: Merit in Planning & Analysis

2017

AGC Best Building Winners: Building $20 Million and Over

  • Carlsbad Municipal Schools: Ocotillo and Desert Willow Elementary Schools (w/ NCA Architects)

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Professional Service

  • Brian Verardo, ASLA

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Chapter Service

  • Justin Weathermon, ASLA

2014

Dr. William W. Hay Award of Excellence

  • Union Pacific Railroad Santa Teresa Terminal (with Wilson & Company)

NMASLA Individual Awards: Professional Distinction Award

  • Elizabeth Reardon, ASLA

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Professional Service

  • Greg Miller, FASLA

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Chapter Service

  • Aaron Zahm, ASLA

2015

30th Anniversary New Mexico Mainstreet Commemorative Awards: Outstanding Placemaking

AIA NM Merit Citation

NMASLA Individual Awards: Professional Distinction Award

  • Baker Morrow, FASLA

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Chapter Service

  • Rob Loftis, ASLA

2011

NMASLA Design Awards: Merit in design constructed

NMASLA Design Awards: Merit in Communication

  • Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest (Edited by Baker H. Morrow and V.B. Price)

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Professional Service

  • Dennis Wilkinson, FASLA

NMASLA Individual Awards: Outstanding Chapter Service

  • Greg Miller, FASLA

NM Recreation and Parks Association:  Park/Trail/Bike Paths Design Award

 

2013

NAIOP Award of Excellence - Civic/Public

Sports Turf Managers Association: Field of the Year

Albuquerque Business First: Top CEO Honoree

  • Baker H. Morrow, FASLA

IES Illumination Award of Merit

AGC Best Building Winners: Municipal and Utilities


Client List.