Closer: Designing a Manufacturing Facility for the Zuni Pueblo Solar Energy Reinvestment Initiative

Seth Van Nostrand, Roger Williams University

Document Type Dissertation


This thesis undertakes a master plan situated in the flat, open spaces to the west of Zuni, New Mexico, comprised of carefully selected program elements to make up the best possible town for the individual needs of its inhabitants. Specifically, this project also takes on the development of one of these buildings as a catalyst; a large-scale place of industry. A solar panel manufacturing facility would provide hundreds of jobs, labor skills for workers, a steady income and be a service to the greater American economy as renewables become increasingly in demand.