Pecos River ranch

Location: Rowe, NM

Completed: Ongoing

With Conron & Woods Architects

Project description:

APS Community Stadium

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2013

with SMPC Architects

Located at 98th St. and I-40, this newest addition to the Albuquerque Public School Districts athletic facilities will host football, track and field, and a variety of community events. The 7,000 seat stadium also includes parking for 1,400 vehicles and and entrance plaza. MRWM collaborated with SMPC Architects on the site design and grading concept, and provided plans for planting, irrigation, site furnishings, fencing, artificial turf, and track and field events.

Artesia Veterans Memorial Plaza

Location: Artesia, NM

Completed: 2013

with JMZ Arquitectos

MRWM developed schematic design through Construction Documents for renovation of a civic park and plaza in downtown Artesia. MRWM integrated the design with adjacent existing streetscape design in order to create a seamless transition between the downtown streetscape and the park.  The project site is located between the existing City Hall and a future City Hall annex building.  MRWM was responsible for hardscape, planting, and irrigation design.  The project is adjacent to two MRWM streetscape renovation projects in downtown Artesia: Artesia Main Street Renovation and Texas & 2nd Streetscape Renovation and is aimed at strengthening the city center and further defining sense of place in Artesia. MRWM worked closely with the City of Artesia’s Community Development Department to ensure the design met the City’s vision.

Columbus Land Port of Entry

Location: Columbus, NM

Completed: Currently under Construction

w/ Richter Architects

The United States General Services Administration is undertaking a major expansion of the Columbus U.S. Land Port of Entry in Columbus, New Mexico. The project is pursuing LEED Gold and Sustainable SITES Gold Certifications. The landscape design strives to create an attractive, high performance desert landscape inspired by natural and cultural typologies found in the region, including the Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands, Chihuahuan Desert Scrub, desert washes, desert riparian landscapes, desert oases, shaded pedestrian walks, and water harvesting terraces.

The landscape and grading have been designed to employ passive water harvesting throughout the site, reducing the dependence on potable water for irrigation. Stormwater will be collected in small retention and detention basins where water will infiltrate into the ground through a series of perforated, sub-surface drain pipes. These larger diameter lines will also distribute stormwater to landscape areas across the site via a network of sub-surface solid pipes connected to narrow perforated infiltration lines. Water harvesting terraces within the core landscape area will slow down runoff and detain stormwater in shallow basins. Water harvesting sponges will also be used on the terraces to enhance infiltration, encourage nearby trees to send roots deeper and to build soils.

Plaza cuidana housing development

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2014

With Hartman + Majewski
Design Group

MRWM provided landscape architectural consultation for schematic design through construction documents for this Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership project. The 68-unit multi-family rental apartment complex is responding to the need for affordable housing for families with children and individuals with special needs. The landscape design helps the development achieve its strategic goal of promoting the physical and emotional well-being of the community while enriching the living experience of the area residents. The landscape design addressed the residential spaces such as front porches and small backyards with easy-to-maintain ornamental trees and shrubs, providing privacy where appropriate. MRWM also assisted with site design and planting and irrigation design for a central community gathering area that includes a basketball court, a ‘plazuela’ for teens to hang out in and watch basketball, a play area for younger children, and lawn areas for picnicking and relaxing. 

Sandia Resort and Casino

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2001 - present

Phase I with Leo A. Daly Architects

Phase 2 - with Marnell Corrao Architects

Current Expansion - with YWS Architects

MRWM provided design and construction documents for landscape improvements, non-potable water irrigation systems, walkways, outdoor pool, patios areas, and site amenities for the new Pueblo of Sandia Casino Hotel and Resort – a 426 acre development with casino, amphitheater, hotel, outdoor gathering areas, extensive parking and sensational views from the development site north of Albuquerque.  The site required a high visibility landscape, preservation of views, relatively low maintenance and water use, screening of parking areas, roadway landscaping from the Interstate to the resort entry, clear pedestrian connections and a welcoming first impression for resort patrons. MRWM won an NMASLA award in 2001 for this project,  and is currently working on design and performing construction observation for a new resort expansion, employee parking lot and parking garage.