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University of New Mexico Design and Planning Assistance Center Drawings

Identifier: SWA-UNMDPAC-Drawings


  • 1977 - 2005

Biographical / Historical

The Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) was established in 1969 and is the second oldest university design center in the United States. DPAC is part of the Community and Regional Planning Program, within the School of Architecture and Planning, at the University of New Mexico. In 1975, the School of Architecture evolved into the School of Architecture and Planning and in 1978 added a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design. The Master of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program began in 1980. The CRP program was first accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board in 1987 and has since maintained that accreditation for its valuable and successful services to New Mexico and Southwest communities. The CRP program plans and advocates with communities in the Southwest for their sustainable futures by delivering professional education, providing service, and engaging in useful research. The CRP program’s purpose is to provide future planners and professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to support planning that is responsive to people and place. Students of the CRP program work with communities, including their own, to create community-based plans, programs and policies that sustain and enhance their culture, resource base, built environment and economic vitality. As part of CRP, the DPAC provides professional design services to community clients.


3 Drawers (1.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Katie Conley
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131