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Diane Allen

Diane Allen

Program Director of Landscape Architecture
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Planning and Landscape Architecture

Office: CAPPA 414, E-mail:, Phone: 817.272.3215

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D.Eng., Morgan State University
M.L.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.F.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Diane Jones Allen, D.Eng., PLA, ASLA, has 30 plus years of experience in professional practice focusing on land planning and varied scales of open space and park design, including community development work. She was a lecturer at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University and a tenured professor in Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. In Baltimore, Maryland, Diane was a member of the Urban Design Architecture Review Panel where she provided design guidance on major master planning and development projects in the city. She is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. DesignJones LLC received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award and Diane was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley. Diane is also on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) where she actively participates in the Climate Change and Diversity Committees. Her research and practice is guided by the intersection of environmental justice and sustainability in African-American cultural landscapes, including “Nomadic” responses to “Transit Deserts,” places of increasing transportation demand and limited access, as discussed in her book “Transit Deserts: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form”, published by Routledge Press, August 2017.