Moule & Polyzoides Leads Charrette at Los Poblanos Inn


The Barns at Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Moule & Polyzoides recently completed a three-day charrette at the historic Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque. Los Poblanos is located on a 25-acre farm adjacent to the Rio Grande that was originally part of the 18th-century Armijo Land Grant. Noted New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem designed Los Poblanos and La Quinta in the 1930s, now home to the Rembe Family who are dedicated to keeping them intact. A three-part solution to the complex preservation and development pressures that face the estate was developed. Two-thirds of the land will be conserved as a permanent agricultural trust, residential entitlement will be limited to a small area with just 24 houses configured in a southwestern compound form, and original Meem buildings will form the core of an expanded country inn and meeting center. Environmental measures include maintaining the acequia network, preservation of all historic buildings, the use of green specifications, and enhancement of sustainable agriculture and agritourism on the property.