Two environments becoming one. That’s what Sites Southwest Landscape Architects aimed for around this new commercial facility near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The purpose of this project was to develop standard details for green infrastructure and low impact development strategies that could be incorporated into the Design Process Manual for the City of Albuquerque. The 14 details range from highly urban interventions such as storm water planter boxes and curb extension retrofits to non-urban interventions such as contour swales and Zuni bowls.
The Sandia High School Science Academy and Library exemplifies a learning concept APS has been incorporating into much of their school design and rehabilitation. This Sites Southwest project included a sports field addition, a landscaped mall connecting the new buildings to the rest of the campus and a very large wetland, which is the focal point of the Science Academy.
The NM 14 highway project involved the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch of National Scenic Byway between Madrid and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The collaborative effort included Sites Southwest, consulting engineering firm Parsons Brinkerhoff, New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Madrid and Cerrillos Citizens Advisory Committee.