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Lust named an instructor with Tech’s Landscape Architecture Department

Lust named an instructor with Tech’s Landscape Architecture Department

Kathy Lust, an experienced South Plains landscape architect, has been named an instructor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into new her teaching post on Sept. 1.

Lust served as a member of CASNR’s Advisory Board from 2007 to 2011. The Tulia native indicated that it’s imperative for students to be as prepared as possible because, in response to technological growth, employers are placing greater demands on fresh graduates.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Lust served as a landscape architect with Parkhill Smith & Cooper, a Lubbock-based design firm that provides engineering and architectural design primarily in the public sector; as well as Turner Land Architecture in Amarillo and earlier the Texas Transportation Institute in Lubbock.

Among the significant projects that she’s worked on are the Seminole High School Cafeteria & Performing Arts Center (2011); Lubbock (LEDA) Business Park (2010) along with writing the “Design Guidelines for Landscape and Irrigation” for the Lubbock Business Park; Big Spring Main Street Extension (2009); Pampa High School Renovation and Addition (2008); Master Plan and Landscape Design for the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; the Covenant Lakeside Talkington Prayer Garden and the UMC Prayer Garden (2007); and the Glenna Goodacre Boulevard (2004).

Lust received her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Texas Tech. She has served as past president of the American Society of Landscape Architecture-West Texas Chapter; and secretary of the U.S. Green Build Council-West Texas Branch of North Texas Chapter; and is a member of the South Plains Irrigation Association.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Alon Kvashny, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806)742-2858 or



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