2020 Architecture + Community Award Winners

Just as many things have changed and adapted this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Architecture + Community Awards take on a special meaning and provides an opportunity to recognize the people and built environment that define our communities here in New Mexico.

Honoring what makes architecture enchanting in our state, the Foundation developed the Annual NMAF Awards Program in 2017. While we weren’t able to present their awards in person, we will be recognizing the winners virtually over the next several months through the Awards Hall of Fame on this website. Watch for details about our honorees and learn about their contributions to our state’s architecture and our communities. 

With nominations made by community members from across New Mexico, a panel of three Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a UNM School of Architecture & Planning student reviewed and voted on the submissions. Below are highlights of our winners.

For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect upon bringing together our community: 

H. B. AILMAN HOUSE (Silver City)

Photos courtesy of Silver City Museum

For newer buildings or sites that have made our community stronger:



Photos from the David Westphall Veterans Foundation’s Facebook page

For an individual or group who has made a significant effort to stimulate public understanding
and appreciation of architecture in our community:






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