Richard Alomar is Chair and Graduate Program Director of the department of landscape Architecture, Director of the Office of Urban Extension and Engagement, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and a registered landscape architect. He has an undergraduate degree in Agronomy from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and an MLA from Louisiana State University. Before joining the Rutgers he was an Associate at Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture and Senior Associate at di Domenico + Partners. He has worked on public projects from the urban planning to the community garden scale and has won international competitions for landscape designs.
The Office of Urban Extension’s primary purpose is to raise the visibility of NJAES and SEBS expertise and resources available to address issues affecting urban residents and their communities. These objectives will be advanced through the Office's efforts to coordinate and facilitate programming to address food security, individual and community health, resource stewardship, urban agriculture and food chains, environmental planning and design, and other concerns facing our state's urban communities.