Urban Design

Foshan Old Town District Masterplan

Roy lead a comprehensive plan for a 90-hectare historic core with hundreds of historic structures and a population of 90,000. A revitalization plan for a cultural district that balances new growth, the plan establishes a wayfinding loop and a new creative industries hub. As Lead Designer, he managed the team and established the design strategies.

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A Form Based Code for the Espanola Mainstreet District

We were commissioned by the New Mexico Livability Innovation Fund to create an alternative zoning code to catalyze redevelopment of Espanola’s Mainstreet District. The code is based on the existing formal, social, and economic characteristics of each streetscape in the district.

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St. Michael’s Drive Redevelopment

In 2009, the City of Santa Fe initiated ”a complete urban design and redevelopment look into the future of St. Michael’s Drive”.

Our plan bases the economic and placemaking strength of the main commercial corridor on comprehensive community development improvements in surrounding neighborhoods. We propose to focus redevelopment at three nodes along the 1.5 mile corridor.

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Rail Corridor Strategic Plan

AOS Architects, Charlier and Associates, and Roy Wroth Urbanism + Planning partnered on the Santa Fe Rail Corridor Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Study, which received a 2008 Urban Design Honor Award from AIA Santa Fe. A community-based study commissioned by the City of Santa Fe, the project identified transit-related opportunities for affordability and accessibility along the new RailRunner regional rail corridor in Santa Fe.

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Vida at Oshara Village

A live/work rowhouse project in a new village development, Santa Fe NM. A variety of unit types, accommodating new kinds of households and tenants, are organized around a common yard.

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East Gallup Mixed Use Code and Masterplan

The masterplan for this 800-acre property envisions compact, mixed-use neighborhoods and a town center framed by significant open space reserves and recreation fields.  We wrote a form-based code that was accepted into the City Zoning Ordinance.

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Andalucia

Andalucia is a 200-acre mixed-use infill development on Albuquerque’s west side, adjacent to the Rio Grande Bosque. The design makes use of the existing topography, preserves natural drainages and agricultural fields, and creates new public spaces in mixed income neighborhoods.  A new mainstreet commercial district provides an alternative to the strip-mall environment of Coors Road. Narrower streets, alleys, trails and compact house types, such as rowhouses, create a pedestrian-friendly environment.

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Las Vegas Railyard and Downtown Plan

The 19th century commercial districts of east Las Vegas are among the most significant heritage environments in the state.  Our community-based planning process included assessments of historic properties and cultural landscapes, needs analysis, public workshops, and urban design.  The plan calls for the conversion of a highway back to a mainstreet, streetscape improvements, new zoning designations, and a management plan for historic assets. 

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