Featured Diverse Educators


Gabriel Díaz Montemayor, ASLA

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, starting August 2019. Previously, he taught the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, and at The Design School of Arizona State University in Tempe. He also taught courses at the College of Architecture Design and Construction of Auburn University. Gabriel was an architecture design studio and thesis professor at ISAD in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a visiting professor at the New School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico at San Juan. Gabriel has guest taught at Monterrey Tech Chihuahua and Hermosillo, UDEM and UANL in Monterrey, ESARQ in Guadalajara, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and the Marista University of Merida.

Gabriel is a founding partner of LABOR (Landscape, Architecture, Border) Studio based in Chihuahua City since 2002. The work produced by the office is characterized by a broad range of scales in private and public commissions, mostly, in the state of Chihuahua, México. Among the outstanding works are the Urban Design Guidelines for the Urban Edges of Chihuahua and the Tabalaopa Master Plan, both winners of Professional Awards granted by the Arizona Chapter of the ASLA, and the Vistas Cerro Grande Corridor, in Chihuahua City, winner of an honorable mention at the Third Latin American Landscape Architecture Biennial.

Gabriel is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) since 2008 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter from 2014 to 2018.

Gabriel studied architecture at the Superior Institute for Architecture and Design of Chihuahua (ISAD), winning the first prize of his class for his thesis project. Gabriel holds the professional architect title from the Autonomous University of the State of Chihuahua (UACH). Gabriel got his Master in Landscape Architecture from Auburn University, Alabama, in 2007.

Gabriel has guest lectured at the Marista Univesity of Mérida, the Autonomous University of Sinaloa in Culiacán, Monterrey Tech in Hermosillo, Woodbury University in San Diego/Tijuana, the AIA New Mexico Chapter in Albuquerque, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, Universidad Piloto of Bogota, the Colombian Society of Architects in Bogota, ISTHMUS School in Panama, and the GSD Landscape Architecture Program at Harvard University, among others. His work has been published in Arquine Magazine, Domus México, Aula Journal, Progressive Planning, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

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 Kofi Boone 
 Kofi Boone, ASLA / Leslie Bartlebaugh

Kofi Boone, ASLA, is Professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University in the College of Design. Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in landscape architecture and environmental justice with a focus on democratic design and cultural landscapes. He is a University Faculty Scholar and a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. His teaching and professional work have earned student and professional ASLA awards.

Kofi is Vice President of Education and a Board Director of The Landscape Architecture Foundation, a founding member of the ASLA Environmental JusticeProfessional Practice Network (PPN), and serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Landscape Architecture Magazine. He is active in multidisciplinary activities ranging from the National Endowment for the Arts Designing Equity Forum to the AIA Design Justice Summit and other related efforts.

Kofi has disseminated his work broadly, including in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, PUBLIC: A Journal of Imagining America, and most recently in the award-winning book: Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity.

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As Cities Grow, Remember the Communities That Were Destroyed, The Dirt, ASLA 

Black Landscapes Matter, GroundUp Journal

Kofi Boone: Collisions of Race and Place, Duke University

Race and Cultural Landscapes: A Conversation with Kofi Boone, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)



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