Students unite form, function in design for Crownpoint

March 1, 2012

Architecture Professor Mark Childs decided that the research studio he was teaching this fall would have a strong emphasis on investigation that is applicable to design. He said, “I’ve done lots of projects I had to do. This time I did one I wanted to do.” The project he selected for the class was to research the Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction. Crownpoint is in McKinley County, northeast of Gallup. The students were charged to design a mixed-use facility to accommodate the auction, but since that’s only a one a month event, the facility could serve other purposes, as well.

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