Mark Paz

Mark Paz

New York, NY, US


Amistad Runaway Youth Shelter

As an junior Architect working for Siegel Design Architects I was the lead drafter for this project.  The project is a 7,000 square foot shelter for runaway youths in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The building is a combination of wood frame and adobe construction and is designed around a central courtyard. It is somewhat of a evolution of the courtyard typology and the Northern New Mexican ranch style home.  It seeks to employ passive solar and natural lighting though out and also create a feeling of home for youths which temporarily don't have one.  

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Status: Built
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico