Albuquerque GI/LID Standard Details

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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.

Hahn Arroyo Master Plan and Design

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Sites Southwest teamed with Smith Engineering for the design and rebuild of the Hahn. The primary purpose of the project was to replace the drainage lining while addressing water quality.

Sandia Labs Mesa Campus

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Sites Southwest provided the campus landscape plan and design for this ambitious science application campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, intended to attract the nation’s best minds and visiting international dignitaries.

Tierra Antigua Elementary

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One of the goals for Tierra Antigua Elementary School was to integrate nature, learning, fitness and play into the landscape. Sites’ designers carefully considered the developmental differences and skill levels for all age groups.

V Sue Cleveland High School and Sports Complex

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Sites Southwest was part of the design team for a new high school in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, serving 2500 students, faculty and staff. The overall goal was to make the school a LEED Silver certified building incorporating green techniques.

Sandia High School Science Academy and Wetland

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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.

University of New Mexico, Rio Rancho Campus

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Sites Southwest, in association with Ayers Saint Gross Architects, provided Master Planning for a new campus for the University of New Mexico in Rio Rancho. The project’s intent was to marry “Town and Gown,” developing a fully integrated campus and downtown.

Riverside Vocational Park Pond

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This storm water drainage pond had long been an eyesore- fenced off and adjacent to a high school and middle school in El Paso, TX. With the help of Sites Southwest, it’s been converted into an innovative green space.

High Desert Community, Various Projects

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This 1,000-acre parcel in Albuquerque, New Mexico encompasses about 2,300 dwelling units built over about 14 years. At the completion of each phase, parks were installed, streetscapes and trails designed/constructed and open space enhanced. Sites Southwest assisted in the development of the approved plant list and landscape revegetation guidelines, participated in the community review committee and designed landscape and irrigation for many projects.