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Albuquerque Sunport
Albuquerque, NM

This project evolved from an initiative from the communication and marketing department at the University of New Mexico. The de- partment was interested in developing a new system of information communication. The team sought to challenge traditional conven- tions and promote new instruments for branding at the university. This collaborative team included UCAM (University Communication and Marketing), the FabLab (CRAF+T), ARTS Digital Media Lab, The School of Architecture and Planning in Conjunction with the City of Albuquerque through the school’s City Lab. The liberty to research and produce new options for physical and digital interactivity was inspiring to both the University of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque. The habitation of this installation while not an environment of physical dwelling, became a habitation of time related to social interaction and visual narrative. The challenge in the design was to formally intrigue visitors with a dynamic 3-dimensional form and to trigger social media interaction at multiple scales. The final spatial environment pushed design boundaries, ultimately creating a new hybrid system from advertisement and communication.

Design Team:

Tim B. Castillo [Design Director]
Matt Gines [Fabrication Director]
Ian LeBlanc [Fabrication, Kitbashive]
David Beinging [Visual Media Consultant, ARTS Lab]

Taylor Horger [Architecture Graduate student]
Nick Nuccio [Architecture Graduate student]
Alan Bouhamdan [Digital Media student]
Nate Gutierrez [Digital Media student]

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