Projects

  • El Paso, Texas: The Northgate Mall Redevelopment is a complex mix of 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office space and 450 units of housing, located on the 31-acre site of a failed mall located in the suburbs of El Paso

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: This 77-acre, 400-unit neighborhood, part of the 20-square-mile Arabian Canal City in Dubai, was conceived in response to a need for housing for foreign workers.

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Situated along a marina in Abu Dhabi, this 400-room luxury hotel features a variety of suites and penthouses, high-end retail, conference facilities, world-class restaurants, a luxury spa and a yacht club.

  • Lancaster, California: The City's downtown redevelopment included strategies to bring more pedestrian activity to the main street, prompting the relocation of the Lancaster Art Museum to an existing 1950s building in the City’s downtown.

  • Al Aqair, Saudi Arabia: This new 600-acre town on the Arabian Bay is set among the traditional pearl farming and trading villages of eastern Saudi Arabia.

  • City of Sunland Park, New Mexico:This master plan for Sunland Park, an important cross-border region, includes a new international border crossing, a downtown district with new civic and entertainment centers and a mixed-use corridor that includes residential and retail development.

  • Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico: Moule & Polyzoides guided the site planning, development of housing types and design of the community center for this affordable housing development located on a hillside overlooking Ruidoso Downs in southeast New Mexico.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The market and cultural objectives of Tres Torres were to generate a superior New Urbanist neighborhood with a form familiar yet new that would appeal to the local community in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Alvarado Center plan repairs the damages that 1960s urban renewal brought to Albuquerque’s historic center, adding retail, housing and offices and guiding the reconstruction of the Alavardo Hotel and the Santa Fe Depot.

  • Doña Ana, New Mexico: The plan for the reconstruction of Doña Ana's historic plaza offers new hope for the future of this small rural community located on the Camino Real.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A plan for enhancing a five-mile stretch of the Stone Avenue Corridor identifies a pivotal intersection as an urban gateway to surrounding areas and outlines a typological infill strategy to develop underused sites.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The 25,000-square-foot neighborhood center for the new town of Civano incorporates covered patios, shaded courtyards, deeply recessed openings, rammed-earth and adobe walls, wind towers and other passive cooling techniques.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A model of green design in a desert environment, Civano New Town anticipates over 2,800 households and includes strategies for conservation and preservation of native habitat on its 1,100-acre site in the Sonoran Desert.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A component of one of the first New Urbanist projects to integrate traditional planning principles with an advanced environmental protocol, the Civano New Town Patio Homes incorporate a variety of passive sustainable design and construction principles.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Aldea de Santa Fe is a New Urbanist town that features the first public plaza constructed in New Mexico in more than a century.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Inspired by the form of Southwestern cordillera villages, a single pedestrian-friendly street dominates Santa Fe Foothills, with plazas surrounded by housing at each of the site’s entrances.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Highland District Master Plan is a medium-density campus precinct for student residential living and other mixed uses that is being developed over a twenty-year period.

  • Tucson, Arizona: Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall was the first building to be designed implementing the Highland District Master Plan designed by Moule & Polyzoides.

Talks

  • Stefanos conducted a session at the CNU-A workshop for Eco El Paso, focusing on how traditional urbanism, when applied to different regions and specifically to the American Desert Southwest, can produce memorable living places in balance with nature.

Press

  • Review of "The Plazas of New Mexico" in "Buildings & Landscapes, Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum," published by the University of Minnesota Press.

  • Civano is a test case for New Urbanism versus sprawl. The former generates more value according to economic, environmental, and social indicators.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly blog post about the publication of "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • John Dutton, AIA, inverviews Stefanos Polyzoides for the "GRIDS" blog about the recently published book.

  • "New Mexico in Focus" host Gene Grant interviews "Plazas of New Mexico" collaborators Chris Wilson and Miguel Gandert for New Mexico PBS.

  • Terrain.org interview with Stefanos Polyzoides that ranges from New Urbanist philosophy to the Community of Civano, Del Mar Station, desert urbanism and the architecture of place.

  • Civano resident writes in Terrain.org of his frustration and disappointment that the Civano developer abandoned the project’s original vision of creating a resource-efficient, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use community.

  • An article in Grid about a new form of real estate financing that underwrites innovative forms of development such as the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor.

  • New Urban News article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project.

  • Report of the First Council of the CNU, including articles about Civano New Town.

  • Wall Street Journal article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project, which revitalizes an important downtown neighborhood in Albuquerque.

  • A Terrain.org case study of Civano New Town, the sustainable community designed by Moule & Polyzoides just outside of Tucson, Arizona.

  • An exploration of how and why twentieth-century architecture has contributed to environmental degradation. Case studies, including the University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan, provide guidelines for ameliorating such abuse.

Thoughts

  • This landmark volume documents the urban history of the State of New Mexico, one of the most architecturally distinguished places in the United States.

  • The idea of the plaza in human history is born and developed under a number of different impulses: an expression of the power of the state to define a place for public life, through a singular, monumental architectural enclosure.

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