The design for the new Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) North Plaza involved the demolition of a 1970’s classroom building and the construction of a new plaza and parking area in its place. The plaza serves as the northern pedestrian gateway to CNM’s Main Campus in Southeast Albuquerque while the new parking area replaces parking displaced by the recently completed CNM Education Collaborative Building, also designed by JAA. The design strives to work with the challenges of the sloping site and existing structures while maximizing usable space and integrating with the immediate campus context. It forms a circulation network between existing classroom buildings and an intimate multi-use landscape providing opportunity for outdoor lounging, study, and gathering.
Completed:
2021

Location:
Albuquerque, NM

Type:
Landscape

Architect:
Jon Anderson Architecture

Landscape Architect:
MRWM Landscape Architects

Project Manager:
James Lucero, AIA

General Contractor:
Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc.

Photographs:
Tania Nevarez