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Robert M. Oberdorfer, RLA


Bob focuses strongly on ecologically responsible design practices. He enjoys the challenge of finding inventive, yet practical solutions to vexing design problems. Specializing in creating and enhancing recreational corridors, Bob has developed a regional expertise in the planning and design of multi-use trails and bikeways, as well as arroyo stabilization and stream restoration – often in combination. He promotes Low-Impact Development (LID) techniques and regionally appropriate planting design in all his projects. 


Bob has planned and designed over 800 miles of urban, rural, and backcountry trails across New Mexico.  His project resume includes:  

  • Project manager for master planning newly created Pecos Canyon State Park, NM 

  • 3 miles of multi-use path and related river restoration/stabilization along the Santa Fe River 

  • Route assessments for NM Rio Grande Trail, extending from Colorado to Texas 

  • Paso del Norte Trail Master Plan, El Paso County, Texas 

  • International Marketplace and Los Candelarias Village Center streetscapes, Albuquerque 

  • Design and construction oversight for numerous parks and recreational facilities from Angel Fire to Hobbs.  


Bob has a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University. 

Professional Registrations:

Registered Landscape Architect – (NM #167, TX #3561)


Master of Community and Regional Planning – University of New Mexico, 1990
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture – Michigan State University, 1982

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