Architectural Feature: El Vado

2019 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community. The El Vado Motor Court was built in 1937 to cater to visitors traveling through Albuquerque on Route 66. The motel, designed in the Spanish Revival style, housed 32 motel units with adjoining carports…

Architectural Feature: Isotopes Park

2018 Architecture + Community Award Winner For newer buildings or sites completed within the last 50 years that have made our community stronger. The city of Albuquerque is fortunate to have a first-class and modern minor league baseball stadium – Isotopes Park. The capacity of over 13,000 is fitting for a Triple-A team. The Isotopes are…

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…