Architecture and Planning ETDs


Erin Montoya

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This thesis will investigate, identify, and develop what campus planning is for military installations; more specifically it will classify specific features that should be included in the planning of military installations to achieve a campus setting. This thesis will include a case study upon which the campus initiative can be exemplified using a National Guard site. The site selected is dynamic enough to include the majority of components within the planning spectrum of regulations for Army National Guard facilities. This all-volunteer component is the pride of America with multi-faceted missions and capabilities that do not match any other component or agency in the nation. The fundamental purpose, culture, and history of the National Guard will be explored in order to draw conclusions about the requirement and application of a military campus plan. Research surrounding traditional campus planning for universities and other military institutions will be analyzed to determine the validity of specified features for use in this setting. The overall place-making endeavor will include concepts and features that will increase social interaction, establish linkages to the history and culture of the population, as well as increase quality of life, efficiency, and stewardship. The case study will be of the New Mexico National Guard Oñate Complex Training Site, Santa Fe, N.M., which will allow for an in-depth illustration of concepts discussed. The end product will include a military campus plan for the New Mexico National Guard’s, Oñate Complex Training Site, which will integrate the garrison functions and training area to facilitate the Adjutant General’s (TAG) vision for real property development planning as well as incorporate the possibility of cultivating new government partnerships. The project will focus on improving the efficiency and use of the site by conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis of land use, real property data, facility use and space requirements, stationing, environmental resources, utilities, roads and trails, landscape, site edges, buffer zones, anti-terrorism/force protection requirements, and training areas. The project will directly benefit the Soldiers and Airmen of the New Mexico National Guard as users of the facility, as well as state and federal agencies who may reside in the facilities through usage agreements or partnerships. The Construction & Facilities Management Office will be impacted physically through the creation of a synthesized strategy for use in the planning and development of the Oñate site which includes a readiness center, educational, logistical, and training center facilities.



Document Type


Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree


Department Name

School of Architecture and Planning

First Committee Member (Chair)

Jojola, Ted

Second Committee Member

Gonzales, Moesis

Third Committee Member

Borbas, Steve

Fourth Committee Member

Uvina, Francisco

Fifth Committee Member

Quintana, Donnie


New Mexico, National Guard, Military

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