Farmington, due to the oil and natural gas industries there, is now in a building boom which will tend to increase the city limits beyond earlier expectations. Housing presents a critical problem for those settling in Farmington. Due to this problem, the city is expanding with little regard to good city planning. Completely forgotten are the buildings Farmington needs to adequately serve a growing community and its leisure-time needs.
The purpose of this thesis proposal, therefore, becomes two-fold. One, to analyze and design a recreation center to meet with the expected requirements for Farmington, and second, due to a probable lack of funds, it will be necessary to plan the construction of the site so the city will have its necessary focal point and at the same time have the necessary and adequate facilities to properly service the community. It is not intended to propose a city development plan, but rather to choose a proper site in Farmington within the city which will be beneficial economically, aesthetically and functionally to the city of Farmington in its growth and development.
Level of Degree
School of Architecture and Planning
First Committee Member (Chair)
John James Heimerich
Second Committee Member
Don Paul Schlegel
Third Committee Member
George Clayton Pearl
Gates, Gaylord Patrick. "Recreational and Cultural Center for Farmington, New Mexico." (1959). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arch_etds/71