Fort Selden State Monument
Visitor Center
New Mexico State Monuments

The proposed 10,000 square-foot visitor center at Fort Selden State Monument will house exhibits, public meetings, classes, and staff work areas. To complement, but to avoid mimicking the historic adobe ruins, much of the new building is proposed to be of exposed rammed earth. The building's broken and rotated masses, and low height, further differentiate the building from the historic ruins while also integrating it into the site. To provide views of the ruins and the adjacent mountains, the lobby features a west facing glass wall. To control solar gain and prevent glare in the lobby, a ramada structure visually extends the lobby space out into the site. Construction is awaiting funding.