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.
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.
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