Design and Planning Assistance Center - Projects


With the objective of MainStreet and Bernalillo in mind we, the Design Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, were assigned to look at three specific locations in Bernalillo that will be directly affected by new development and the growth of this community. Our initial response was to provide housing for this community and also to respond to the commercial guidelines for MaineStreet, as we saw fit for each particular site. Bernalillo remains a destination of both the resident from Albuquerque that wants to live in a rural environment, yet work in the city and the next generation of families that want to remain in Bernalillo. With these two very different types of needs for housing the DPAC Studio has tried to address one or the other if not both. Our design intents are to encourage Bernalillo with ideas and concepts that could be implemented into the community in future growth and development While these could provide for economic growth they could also sustain the existing population by providing a solution for the present housing shortage in Bernalillo.

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City of Bernalillo, New Mexico

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architecture planning Bernalillo housing MainStreet UNM DPAC Studio

Document Type

Architectural Plan


Design Planning Assistance Center, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico


Albuquerque, NM



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Bernalillo Housing Project - Fall 2002

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