“You need to be careful when lighting outdoors,” says local landscape architect Solange Serquis, of Serquis + Associates Landscape Architecture. New Mexico has a Night Sky Protection Act that Serquis wholeheartedly supports, and, she says, “We need to interact with nature and wildlife, not disturb it.”
Serquis often tries to emulate the moonlight in her work. She studies the land and observes where the moonlight and shadows appear naturally. She then finds complementary ways to enhance its natural beauty.