Carlos Licon


Carlos Licon

Assistant Professor
Student Travel Coordinator

Phone: (435) 797-3978

View my Curriculum Vitae.

Here is a list of the courses I teach.

About Me

I joined LAEP in 2008, formally as the Swaner Professor of the Green Space Institute, and currently a tenure-track assistant professor.  Before coming to United States, I taught in Mexico at the School of Architecture in the Toluca, Chihuahua, and Querétaro Campuses of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

I graduated from the Ph.D. program in Environmental Design and Planning at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University in December 2004, where I also received a Master's degree in Environmental Planning, both as a Fulbright student. I have an undergraduate degree in Architecture from ITESM Monterrey. I also practiced architecture in Mexico for several years

I have participated in planning projects, in United States, Spain and Mexico; with a variety of cultural and socioeconomic contexts including Native American and Hispanic communities; and different scales ranging from specific urban environments to regional, watershed, and site specific. I am also interested in the bioclimatic aspects of design and the interconnection between landscape architecture, architecture, planning, and urban design.

My research interests focus in sustainable development models and assessment. I am convinced that actions towards sustainability will be more effective as we direct our efforts into a truly interdisciplinary understanding of the complex conditions of planning and design.

My recent appointment at Utah State University will explore the role and contribution of open space in creating high quality of life places and sustainable living environments.


PhD in Environmental Design & Planning
Arizona State University

Master of Environmental Planning
Arizona State University

Bachelor of Architecture
ITESM, Chihuahua, Mexico


BArch Program Coordinator & Faculty
ITESM, Campus Chihuahua

Architecture Department Head
ITESM, Campus Toluca

Environmental Planning Research Project
For the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona

Planning Alternatives & Ecological Restoration on the Rio Alamar Watershed
Tijuana, Mexico

Planning Guidelines for Valladolid & Surrounding Areas

Areas of Expertise

Sustainable Development Methods for Landscapes
Ecological Planning
Cultural Landscapes
Passive & Low Energy Architecture