Archinect - News 2015-09-04T17:08:54-04:00 In the midst of historic drought, Barclay's plans a residential development in New Mexico's desert Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-21T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:14:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Barclay's] plan, to fabricate a &ldquo;master-planned community&rdquo; for nearly 100,000 people on what is today a field of sand dunes, is called Santolina. If fully populated, the development would be about the size of New Mexico&rsquo;s current second-largest city, Las Cruces, and bigger than Santa Fe [...] Columbia University&rsquo;s Earth Institute points to 2050 as a time when the drought will begin to worsen dramatically, right around when Santolina planners predict the development could approach full capacity</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> Get Lectured: University of New Mexico, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-23T15:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T19:07:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Garcia Honda Auditorium in George Pearl Hall.</p><p><em>Jan 23</em><br><strong>Stefan Behnisch</strong> / Behnisch Architekten</p><p><em>Jan 30</em><br><strong>Alberto Perez-Gome</strong>z / McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong>Nancy Meem Wirth</strong> / Preservationist - Santa Fe, NM</p><p><em>Feb 13</em><br><strong>Nataly Gattegno + Jason Kelly Johnson</strong> / Co-founders, Future Cities Lab, California College of the Arts</p><p><em>Feb 20</em><br><strong>Gregg Pasquarelli /</strong> SHoP Architects</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br><strong>Martin Stupich</strong> / Photographer -&nbsp; Albuquerque, NM</p><p><em>March 6</em><br><strong>Ruth Wilmore ...</strong></p> The world's first city for robots Archinect 2012-08-21T20:17:00-04:00 >2012-08-21T20:19:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A science project of unprecedented scale begins this month in the New Mexico desert, as a technology firm breaks ground for a model metropolis. Washington-based Pegasus Global Holdings will build a town replete with schools, parks and an airport. But the intended residents are not people, but robots.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Plans to build $1billion ghost town in New Mexico desert delayed Archinect 2012-07-16T13:21:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:59:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pegasus, the company behind the scheme, had originally intended to build the huge, 15-square mile replica town near to Hobbs in the southwestern U.S. state but has postponed building work after struggling to find enough land for the project. The $1billion city (&pound;643million) with no residents had been billed as a testing ground for researchers developing products ranging from self-flushing toilets, intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NM Mayor: I Was Quite Drunk When I Signed Those $1 Million Contracts Paul Petrunia 2011-08-05T13:26:01-04:00 >2011-08-06T19:38:55-04:00 <img src="" width="320" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to court documents, Resendiz admitted in a June 2010 deposition that he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with the architectural design firm Synthesis+ for $1 million worth of work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Found via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this discussion in the Forum</a>.</p>