Mimi Burns, ASLA, LEED AP, WELL AP

Principal / Landscape Architect

Mimi Burns | Landscape Architect | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Mimi strives to create memorable, sustainable places for her clients and their communities that connect people to nature. Her designs evolve from each site - reflecting the project’s unique historical, cultural, and environmental context. Mimi stumbled upon Landscape Architecture while at SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. “I thought I was going to be a forest ranger or a lawyer for the Sierra Club, but found out that the solitude of a ranger’s life freaked me out and I wasn’t any good at law. Landscape architecture made use of the science classes I had behind me, was aligned with my love of the outdoors and had strong connections to the social sciences and the arts.” Besides the creative work at D/P/S, Mimi finds joy living in New Mexico, traveling with her awesome family, playing soccer, and acting in community theater.

Publications + Presentations

>   Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

>   Park Design for Community Health & Wellbeing

>   Resilient Parks

>   Don't Rock Your World - Create a Living Landscape

>   Preserving Our Parks + Conserving Water Resources

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“Landscape architecture aligns with my love of the outdoors, science, and art.”

Professional Credentials

Registered Landscape Architect: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional

WELL Accredited Professional

Healthcare Garden Design Certificate, Regenstein School, Chicago Botanic Garden, 2013

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Member

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Member

Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member

National Recreation and Park Association, Member

Sandia Preparatory School, Trustee

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Foundation, Former Board Member

Leadership New Mexico, 2016 Core Program Graduate

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies, State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry