The attached sketches for Albuquerque Downs Racetrack in New Mexico were developed By Mark Ottmann in his role as Hospitality Design Director for Ewing Cole Architects. The design was based upon imagery, colors, and textures found in the rich southwestern culture of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spurs, embossed saddle leather, weather faded signs, turquoise river rocks, windmills, and sun bleached red cliffs were some of signifiers driving our design. While this concept was never built a latter version incorporating many of our design ideas was subsequently built at another site in Albuquerque.