UNM Health Sciences Center Master Plan
The Master Plan update presented a generational opportunity to refocus the trajectory of the institution’s nationally recognized role as New Mexico’s leader in providing health care for its uniquely diverse population. The FBT+HDR team worked closely with UNM HSC to articulate a vision for the campus that is grounded in UNM HSC’s tri-part mission–integrating education, research and clinical components.
The 2020 Update assessed campus land-use, replacing or repurposing obsolete facilities, current and future infrastructure needs and financial feasibility over a 30-year timeframe.
The team employed a three-part methodology of collect/analyze/synthesize to uncover key issues and set the stage for deeper digging. Our process focused on clear objectives, data analyses, forecasting, needs assessment, facility development identification and prioritization. We worked closely with the UNM HSC steering committee and stakeholders, including more than 51 user group meetings and over 242 participants to build consensus and understand the existing function of the campus and its relationship to the surrounding landscape, neighborhoods, traffic patterns and infrastructure.
The plan integrates multiple sites across the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho metro area and includes mixed-use, retail and housing that support and enhance UNM HSC’s clinical, research and educational functions. Moving beyond an aspirational vision, the plan lays out realistic steps towards achieving a unified campus with regionally appropriate, distinct character zones. The Plan creates a flexible framework for change in the long term and incorporates projected demographic shifts, new technology and evolving market conditions. It will serve as a ‘road map’ to guide facility development, direction and objectives in support of the Strategic and Business Master Plans.
Assessments, analysis and solutions for:
- Consensus building
- Buildings and infrastructure
- Traffic and transit circulation
- Parking amount/accessibility
- Landscape design for health and wellness
- Shared open space
- Neighborhood synergy
- Campus unification
- Retail and mixed-use zones
International District Urban Agriculture Plan Selected Design for the Common Good Exhibition
Groundwork Studio and Bernalillo County are excited to announce the International District Urban Agriculture Plan project was selected to be a part of the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition. The exhibit is currently running at the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art through March 19, 2022. Project submissions from the Rocky Mountain West and […]
2021 NAIOP Awards
We’re proud to have three projects honored at the 2021 NAIOP Awards! Thank you to all the teams whose hard work made these projects successful. Eagle Award for Excellence The Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center UNM Johnson Center Renovation and Expansion Award of Merit CNM Marketplace Jicarilla-Apache Wellness Center – Eagle Award of Excellence The Jicarilla-Apache […]
Welcome, Henry Reitwiesner!
FBT Architects is excited to announce that Henry Reitwiesner has joined their Colorado Springs team as a Project Executive after retiring from Academy District 20. Henry has been invested in educational architecture for over 25 years, with a depth of experience in facilities’ management, construction supervision and contract administration. After more than two decades employed […]
SNL Building 706 Agile Wins ABC NM Eagle Award
Sandia National Laboratories’ 706 Agile Lab project was awarded the Eagle Award (top award in its category) at the 2021 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards. FBT is proud to be a part of this team with Noresco, Smith Engineering, Jensen Hughes, EEA Consulting Engineers and Thompson Construction Inc. Designed for LEED Gold, […]
Groundwork Studio Hires Toby Levin
Toby Levin joins Groundwork Studio and FBT Architects as a Landscape Designer. He brings a diverse history, having worked as an actor and in philanthropic administration before turning to landscape architecture. Toby is drawn to urban spaces that connect people with natural processes and works to balance the needs of these sometimes-competing interests. He enjoys […]
Groundwork Studio Hires Erika Robers
Erika Robers joins Groundwork Studio and FBT Architects with a background in education, community-based research and program development. Her love for the outdoors, plants and nature-based education led her to pursue a degree in community, environmental and natural resource planning. Planning outdoor student learning events and her time organizing and teaching recent immigrants informs Erika’s […]
FBT Hires Cheyenne Gurule
FBT welcomes Cheyenne Gurule to our team as an Intern Architect. Cheyenne applies her detail-oriented approach to FBT’s projects, working at the production level to turn big picture ideas into a built reality. She is most inspired when culture, community and innovation converge to form beautiful architecture. Her interests include the many facets of sustainability […]
FBT Hires Nicholas Morse
FBT welcomes Nicholas Morse to our team as an Intern Architect. Nicholas is driven by a desire to improve individual and societal wellbeing through conscientious dialog between the built environment and the natural world. He is intrigued by passive natural systems that reduce our carbon footprint and blur the line between architecture and the landscape–such […]
FBT Named Top Workplace for the 6th Year!
There’s no ‘I’ in WOW! The Albuquerque Journal’s annual Top Workplaces awards compile employee survey feedback and recognize businesses with high employee satisfaction. The survey addresses key issues including company values and culture, professional development opportunities, meaningful work and innovation. Our practice is built on a culture that commits to our mission that pushes each […]
UNM McKinnon Center for Management Receives AIA New Mexico 2021 elevAte Honor Award
The UNM McKinnon Center for Management has been recognized with an AIA New Mexico 2021 elevAte Honor Award for Distinguished Architecture, the only honor award issued this year. The jury praised the building’s sophistication and role in framing a new campus gateway, its navigation of a large program around a common “living room,” and the […]