Architects in Film: Paolo Soleri

The Foundation is a co-sponsor of AIA ABQ’s Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 27, which will feature Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form. The film’s director, Aimee Madsen, will be in person for a discussion on the film’s inspiration. This 2014 documentary presents a fresh and intimate look at the legendary and multi-talented artist, philosopher, urban theorist and architect Paolo…

2016 Architectural Tour: Studious Sites of Santa Fe

Santa Fe has an abundance of educational institutions tucked into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These picturesque campuses feature historic and contemporary architecture, iconic of New Mexico. Since 1987, NMAF has conducted architecture tours to encourage and share interest in New Mexico’s enchanting treasures. This year’s Studious Sites of Santa Fe on Oct. 15 will be the Foundation’s…

Foundation Board weighs in on Albuquerque Rapid Transit project

The New Mexico Architectural Foundation board authored the letter below to members of the US Congressional delegation recommending that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project (ART) be paused in order to further evaluate its impacts to the community.   Date: July 24, 2016 RE: Albuquerque Rapid Transit/ART – Impact on a National Treasure Dear Senators Udall…

Coming Out of the Rough

John Gaw Meem was a “BMOC”: a busy man on campus. There are many examples of Meem’s architectural designs on the campus of the University of New Mexico including the acclaimed Zimmerman Library. He largely promoted, some might say invented, the Pueblo Revival style of architecture common in the Southwest. Tucked away on the UNM…