Albuquerque, New Mexico
Innovate ABQ is a core site that is a catalyst for this district. Founded on a seven-acre former First Baptist Church site purchased by UNM in 2014, it is envisioned as a hub for research and innovation activities and programs throughout the region. Its plan, illustrated in this document, is aimed at maximizing the opportunity to accommodate development for this purpose while also creating a place that is highly integrated with the city and capable of attracting tomorrow’s researchers and innovators. The design team created Design Guidelines to support the vision and goals of the Innovate ABQ Development Framework. The Guidelines are designed to illustrate how the site’s elements can be constituted in a variety of ways while still creating an environment that is multi-dimensional, integrated, collaborative, and interconnected. These are the details for incrementally making a place that fosters interaction and collaboration and becomes a place where people want to be. The Guidelines are organized into three sections: Building and Block, Landscape, and Infrastructure.