The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Executive Management Team engaged Consensus Planning to assist in preparing a Master Plan for its property and to specifically consider how the campus could expand over time with new buildings and parking, improved pedestrian and vehicle circulation, and improved wayfinding. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Master Plan covered the property located on the east and west sides of 12th Street, between Menaul Boulevard and Interstate 40, in Albuquerque. The property is owned by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and managed by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC). Today, the IPCC stands as the gateway to the Pueblos of New Mexico, providing the opportunity for visitors to understand the traditional Pueblo culture through cultural, educational, and community activities and exhibits.
As the IPCC campus developed over time, it became apparent that the campus, particularly on the west side of 12th Street, needed a fresh look to determine how to improve the physical condition. The Master Plan was the result of a several month planning process with participation from IPCC management and employees. The planning process included research and analysis of existing site conditions, previous studies, and future development plans; a visioning workshop; preparation of site layout alternatives and wayfinding concepts; and a preferred Master Plan layout based on feedback from the IPCC management team. The Consensus Planning gave a presentation of the Master Plan to the IPCC Governing Board.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) Master Plan focused on the west side of the property and identified areas for development of new buildings, a reconfiguration of parking and site circulation, and redevelopment of the Four Winds Travel Center. The changes to the east side were limited to wayfinding and signage as all of this property is either developed or planned for future development with conceptual layouts created by other consultants. The Master Plan provided a long-term development strategy and assumed the improvements will be phased over time as funding becomes available for development.