Blog - Sustainability

Street Trees: Designing an Urban Streetscape for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Being a tree in a busy urban streetscape is a tough job. The expectations are high and the restrictions are many. For the new trees along the Albuquerque Rapid Transit line, designing a healthy streetscape meant transforming a tangle of utilities and concrete into green infrastructure.

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Lana Idriss on Making a Lush Xeriscape for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Landscape designer Lana Idriss explains how BCOM achieved a lush xeriscape with a vibrant plant and material palette.

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Dekker/Perich/Sabatini signs AIA 2030 Commitment

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) design firm has signed the AIA 2030 Commitment, a national initiative taking steps to advance the goal of carbon neutral buildings.

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Golf Courses: Let Them Go To The Dogs

This case study of the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course looks at how to turn a golf course into a multi-use facility and get more use out of the West's most precious resource---water!

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Resilient Parks

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference introduces the concept of resilient parks and open space facilities that can thrive even after enduring shocks and stresses.

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Park Design for Community Health & Wellbeing

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference provides an overview of the health benefits provided by public parks and recreation.

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Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

This presentation from the 2015 CEFPI Annual Conference provides an introduction to the WELL Building Standard, and focuses on wellness and key WELL metrics that are linked to neurological & cognitive benefits and are not typically part of design & operational discussions.

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Regenerating Hardman Hall to create the new NMSU Undergraduate Learning Center

The demolition of Jacobs Hall, the renovation and upgrades to Hardman Hall, and the enveloping of the site with the new NMSU Undergraduate Learning Center make the best use of space, money, time, and other resources to deliver an exciting facility for the next generation of students.

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Tomorrow's Workplace - An Emphasis on Health and Wellbeing

People spend 90% of their time indoors. The WELL Building Standard provides a standard for building performance and operation to ensure that this time spent indoors is helping, not hurting. Read the article originally published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Hannah Feil Greenhood, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP
Type: PDF

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Urban Revival: Reimagining the Office Building

"Tomorrow's Workplace" repurposes existing office inventory using design concepts that are more affordable and more sustainable than building ground-up. Read the full article published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Andrea Hanson, AIA, CID
Type: PDF

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