Gabriel Diaz Montemayor

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Arkansas

Gabriel Diaz Montemayor is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville since 2019. Previously, Gabriel taught at The University of Texas at Austin, The Design School of Arizona State University, Auburn University, and the Superior Institute for Architecture and Design (ISAD) of Chihuahua, Mexico. Gabriel holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Auburn University and an Architect title from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH). He was a registered architect in the Municipality of Chihuahua from 2003-06. Gabriel's research, teaching, and creative activities are concentrated in Northern Mexico and the Southwest of the USA. His research explores public space as a social and environmental integrator in the context of arid North America and the hybrid cultures of the expanded border region between Mexico and the US through the means of multi-purpose landscape infrastructure, mobility, water management, public programs/services, and housing. His studio teaching exercises collaborative design through joint partnerships with public institutions working on real issues and projects with students. Gabriel has organized studios with the Planning Institutes of Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Nogales, and Los Cabos in Mexico; and the cities of Phoenix, AZ, and Redwood City, CA. Gabriel also teaches Landscape Technology and Latin American Landscapes courses, and has taught classes on landscape representation and current issues and topics in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism. He has taught studios, design workshops, and lectured in various Universities of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the USA, including: Woodbury University San Diego, Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) Campus Chihuahua and Hermosillo, Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR). He has presented papers in conferences such as CELA, ASEH, ACSA, the National ASLA Annual Convention, and CNU. His work and writing have been published by Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), Domus Mexico, AULA Journal, Progressive Planning and Arquine. Gabriel keeps a small practice in Chihuahua, Mexico, as partner of LABOR Studio, where he participates in urban design, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects and research.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Austin