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Cartography Of Power: The 47th State's Aversion To Graffiti Art, Priscila Poliana May 2015

Cartography Of Power: The 47th State's Aversion To Graffiti Art, Priscila Poliana

Architecture and Planning ETDs

While unauthorized graffiti has been historically associated with crime, vandalism, and property damage, the visual incursions of corporate advertisers on urban landscapes have been mostly exempt from criminal characterization– by purchasing private and public spaces for cash, upfront. The persistent transfer of capital to the private sector, and by extension commercialization of public spaces and services, invades individual privacy by intensifying exposure to relentless, unsolicited advertisement. Guerrilla Art thus emerges as a force challenging the favoritism of consumer culture vis-à -vis the agency of ordinary citizens to utilize the urban fabric as a medium for expression and public discourse. Every ...


South Carlisle Neighborhood Community Planning Concepts, Joe Brawley, Mark Childs, Paul Lusk, George Radnovich, Chris Wilson Mar 2013

South Carlisle Neighborhood Community Planning Concepts, Joe Brawley, Mark Childs, Paul Lusk, George Radnovich, Chris Wilson

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

This document resulted from a collaboration between the City of Albuquerque, Family and Community Services Department, and the Design Planning Assistance Center of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. The purpose of this study was to generate a set of strategies for potential urban improvements in the South Carlisle neighborhood (herein referred to as the Carlisle Village neighborhood). It is intended that the results of this study may initiate discussion on the future of the neighborhood within the community and within public agencies and departments of the City of Albuquerque. The ideas presented here ...


Carlsbad Downtown Revitalization, Anne Godfrey, Jose Zelaya Mar 2013

Carlsbad Downtown Revitalization, Anne Godfrey, Jose Zelaya

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

It was a great opportunity for the students and faculty of the Design Planning and Assistance Center (DPAC) of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning to work with the Carlsbad community. We enjoyed hearing your stories and gaining inspiration from your visions for the downtown. Our revitalization efforts for the downtown reflect your desires to connect the river to the downtown, make a pedestrian friendly commercial district and capitalize on the cultural assets of Carlsbad all in hopes of reinvigorating street life in downtown Carlsbad.


Los Lunas Transit Center: An Urban Design Proposal, Mark C. Childs, Jose Zelaya Mar 2013

Los Lunas Transit Center: An Urban Design Proposal, Mark C. Childs, Jose Zelaya

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

A revitalization plan for Los Lunas, NM emphasizing transit-oriented design.


Dpac 2013: Dixon Learning Center, William S. Perkins, Chris Wilson, Mark Childs Mar 2013

Dpac 2013: Dixon Learning Center, William S. Perkins, Chris Wilson, Mark Childs

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

The University of New Mexico's Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) was engaged to investigate the site of the Embudo Valley Library and explore alternative designs for its development. In an eight-week planning and design effort the architecture and landscape architecture student teams embraced the challenge and devised five distinct possible visions for the site and its buildings.


Socorro Downtown Revitalization, Chris Wilson, Mark Childs Mar 2013

Socorro Downtown Revitalization, Chris Wilson, Mark Childs

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

Over a seven-week period, 15 students in DPAC contemplated urban design issues of Socorro in the area of the Plaza and on Manzanares Street to the railroad depot. The students developed design suggestions that sought to celebrate Socorro's civic identity and enhance tourism revenue simultaneously.


Reviving Mainstreet 2012: Doña Ana + Las Cruces Communitites, Michaele Pride, Susan Frye, John Barney, Mark Childs, Claudia Isaac, Chris Wilson Mar 2013

Reviving Mainstreet 2012: Doña Ana + Las Cruces Communitites, Michaele Pride, Susan Frye, John Barney, Mark Childs, Claudia Isaac, Chris Wilson

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

This year (2012), the Studio returned to two previous DPAC communities--Doña Ana Village and downtown Las Cruces. Addressing these communities concurrently this time presented the opportunity to consider how they are connected and the context they share. In cooperation with the New Mexico Mainstreet Program and local community organizations, DPAC students held conversations with local stakeholders, studied the communities and their larger context (in person and through secondary sources) to identify assets and challenges, and uncover strategies that build upon the region's history and existing strengths, preserve and restore valuable ecologies, make the most of scarce resources (water), and ...


Raton Revamp, Efthimios Maniatis, Judith Wong, Anne Godfrey, Mark Childs, David Henkel Mar 2013

Raton Revamp, Efthimios Maniatis, Judith Wong, Anne Godfrey, Mark Childs, David Henkel

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

In conjunction with MainStreet USA, The University of New Mexico Design Planning and Assistance Center (DPAC) focused its collective and individual design efforts on Raton's historic main streets for the spring 2007 semester. Key among the studio's design objectives were attracting visitors off of Interstate 25 and State Highway 64, promoting walkability and vitality within the downtown core, connecting the east and west side of the railroad tracks, and highlighting the recreational opportunities that abound in the area.


Hidalgo Medical Services - Silver City, New Mexico, Ramiro Guardiola, Michael Mounce, Ubaldo Munoz Jan 2009

Hidalgo Medical Services - Silver City, New Mexico, Ramiro Guardiola, Michael Mounce, Ubaldo Munoz

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

Visual plan for Hidalgo Medical Services facility in Silver City, New Mexico


Deming Main Street Visioning Plan, Nicole Carnevale, Sarah Wentzel Fisher, James Armand, Dean Cowdrey, Drew Fisher, Laura N. Rovero, Jeremy Sanchez, Antonio Vigil, Cathleen Adams, Ning Cui, Nan Erickson, Anthony Fettes, Maggie Ryan, Elaine Stevens Jan 2009

Deming Main Street Visioning Plan, Nicole Carnevale, Sarah Wentzel Fisher, James Armand, Dean Cowdrey, Drew Fisher, Laura N. Rovero, Jeremy Sanchez, Antonio Vigil, Cathleen Adams, Ning Cui, Nan Erickson, Anthony Fettes, Maggie Ryan, Elaine Stevens

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

DPAC collaborates with New Mexico Main Street, a nonprofit organization administered through New Mexico Economic Development Program, and a local Main Street organization. The partnership assists communities with planning and design for downtown revitalization. In the spring of 2009, DPAC had the pleasure of working with the Deming Main Street organization. The following design interventions envision ways in which Deming Main Street program can utilize its existing assets--its historic building stock, diverse communities, location, and climate--to develop a vital downtown for locals and visitors. They are the outcome of twelve weeks of work by a team of twenty planning, architecture ...


Lovington Dpac Master Plan, Petra Morris, Julia Oliver, Dominique Hinds Dupont, Jessica Dunn, Kristina Guist, Ron Guistinella, Yekaterina Yushmanova, Jessica Medrano, Chance Munns, Matthew Bollinger, Cesar Cruz, Robert Frankis, Cristel Haught, Sam George Jan 2009

Lovington Dpac Master Plan, Petra Morris, Julia Oliver, Dominique Hinds Dupont, Jessica Dunn, Kristina Guist, Ron Guistinella, Yekaterina Yushmanova, Jessica Medrano, Chance Munns, Matthew Bollinger, Cesar Cruz, Robert Frankis, Cristel Haught, Sam George

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

DPAC partners with New Mexico Main Street, a national nonprofit community organization that is administered in the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Main Street's goal is to revitalize downtown centers. This revitalization comes in terms of physical infrastructure and aesthetic improvements, as well as economic stimulation. Thirteen students from the 2009 DPAC Studio were given the opportunity to work with the community of Lovington, NM.


Silver City, Nm Hms Network, Leandro Flores, Mark Harberts, Lawrence Deshler Jan 2009

Silver City, Nm Hms Network, Leandro Flores, Mark Harberts, Lawrence Deshler

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

No abstract provided.


Design Principles For Downtown Revitalization: Las Cruces, New Mexico, Design Planning Assistance Center Jan 2007

Design Principles For Downtown Revitalization: Las Cruces, New Mexico, Design Planning Assistance Center

Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects

The buildings of and around downtown Las Cruces reflect the unique blend of cultures and activities found within the city. Or at least it did. Today, many of the Art-Deco theaters, the historic brick structures and pueblo-style buildings sit vacant. Drab facades and limited businesses fronting the Main Street Mall now characterize the landscape, creating a challenge for Las Cruces city officials and downtown property owners. To rejuvenate the current lackluster and uninviting state of Main Street in Las Cruces, the New Mexico Main Street Program contracted with the Design, Planning and Assistance Center (DPAC), based at the School of ...