Its renovation is complete and the unveiling ceremony for the new Smith Plaza on the University of New Mexico's Albuquerque campus will take place Wednesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. on the Plaza. The Project Manager for the transformation, Aaron Zahm of Albuquerque's MRWM Landscape Architects, joined KUNM to discuss his design for what he hopes will become "the true heart of the campus."
"We put four different concepts in front of all the stakeholder groups, and we asked people, What do you like? The one that we moved forward with really spoke to people. Something about its geometry -- the inspiration being the plateaus and mesas of Central New Mexico. Not a literal interpretation but very much inspired by that."