Exploiting the edge: Infrastructure and development of Sandia Pueblo's southern border and casino
Armstrong, Krista Lee
Master of Architecture
Recent manipulations and exploitations of the law have allowed the Indian tribes to operate and profit from casinos and gaming activities. The resulting juxtapositions question the relationships between Reservations, Cities, and States. These moments of reorganization expose new possibilities for the future relationships between these overlapping governments and the community they influence. The intention of the project is to establish a framework to organize the urban development of the border between the Sandia Pueblo and the City of Albuquerque in such a way that the form of future development along the strip will facilitate economic and physical interaction across and through this border zone, avoid the pueblo landscape and define the edge of the city. Future development of the strip would further negotiate the relationship between City and Pueblo. In part, this project outlines one alternative for the city to respond to the pueblo's strip. The city could choose to ignore, modify, or follow this proposal--the formal reaction of the city development would become part of the story.
Architecture; Urban planning; Regional planning