• Moises Gonzales is an associate professor in the Community and Regional Planning Program at the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of New Mexico and is the director of the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design Degree Program.
  • Gonzales is the principal and owner of Chimal Designs which had over 12 years of experience in community planning and design projects throughout the state of New Mexico.
  • His research is devoted to developing a vernacular appropriate urban design strategy that can improve urban performance in response to the dry arid climates of the southwestern region of the United States.
  • Recently, his work has focused on urban redevelopment strategies for Albuquerque’s International District.
  • In 2000, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of New Mexico for his work on cultural landscape preservation of traditional communities in Northern New Mexico.
  • His work in design strategies for agricultural conversation in Rio Arriba County is featured in the book, True West, Authentic Patterns for Small Towns and Rural Areas by Christopher Duerksen and James Van Hermert published by the APA Planners Press in 2003.
  • In addition to many professional design and planning awards, Chemical Designs received the Best Planning Practices award in 2009 by the New Mexico Infrastructure Conference for its work newly branded International District.

Additional Areas of Interest
Urban design, rural town design, cultural resources inventory, landscape design, GIS mapping and analysis as well as three-dimensional digital modeling.

If you would like to contact this expert for a story, call Rachel Whitt at (505) 277.5627 (office) or (505) 417.6532 or contact University Communication and Marketing (UCAM) at (505) 277.5813.