Lara Moffat

Lara’s love of gardens, art, and architecture stems from her childhood visits to the many fine homes throughout Europe, and she continues to travel as much as possible.  Now an avid gardener, she did not start out in Landscape Architecture but initially studied Art, with an emphasis in Sculpture and Art History, and Psychology at Centenary College of Louisiana.  Following a directorship position in a fine art gallery, Lara returned to Dallas and received an Associate in Ornamental Horticulture from Richland College before embarking on her Master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UTA, Lara was awarded the Richard Myrick Scholarship and served as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Yardley’s Architecture Tour of Italy. Her thesis was titled Art and the Built Landscape in the Central Business District of Dallas: Influences from an Identifiable Era in the Late Twentieth Century. She is currently working with the Business Council for the Arts and the Public Arts Manager of Dallas on publishing the guidebook developed and creating a series of public lectures.

Lara interned with the American Horticultural Society in Alexander, Virginia; the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society; and at Lambert Landscape Company before joining the design team as a garden designer.  Incorporating her interests in the Arts, history, and writing she mostly recently served as Lambert’s Director of Marketing & Recruitment.    Lara’s images and writings have been published in a variety of publications from local to national, and she continues her artistic endeavors of photography, painting, and sculpting.