University of New Mexico Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilions
Location: Albuquerque, NM
with Studio Southwest Architects
Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd. provided complete landscape architectural services, including irrigation design, to accompany the new UNM Children’s Hospital Building and parking structure. Creating safe and attractive pedestrian access from the parking area to the hospital was a major consideration of the design. A central plaza, focused on an orchard of memorial fruit trees connects several hospital entrances while creating a place of respite in a busy environment. Massings of ornamental grasses were employed to add to the sense of calm. MRWM also completed construction drawings for a rehabilitation pathway in the plaza. The pathway transitions between different surfaces such as bricks, artificial turf, flagstone, textured concrete, and detectable warning surfaces.