Remembering Van Dorn Hooker

The Foundation’s Executive Committee sadly notes the passing of the organization’s first president and longtime supporter Van Dorn Hooker, Jr. on June 14, 2015. We offer heartfelt condolences to his surviving children, Ann Hooker Clarke and John Hooker, and his grandchildren. Van Dorn Hooker was a charter member and continued to be active with the … Continue reading Remembering Van Dorn Hooker

Architectural Feature: Central & Unser ABC Library

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (ABC Library) system welcomed its newest branch on April 18, 2015 to the city’s Westside. Located near the intersection of Central Ave. and Unser Blvd. NW, the 25,000-square-foot building brings library services to previously under-served neighborhoods. The new library was designed to be Albuquerque’s Westside “living room” – a warm and … Continue reading Architectural Feature: Central & Unser ABC Library

An ode to New Mexico’s historic preservation and regionalism

The desire to recruit and educate a future generation capable of and passionate about conserving New Mexico’s, the nation’s, and the world’s outstanding cultural heritage, while creating new regionally-responsive design, led to the creation of the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning‘s program in Historic Preservation and Regionalism (HPR). By engaging contemporary … Continue reading An ode to New Mexico’s historic preservation and regionalism

Celebrating the achievements of young professionals

The New Mexico Architectural Foundation helped sponsor this year’s gala celebration in Albuquerque honoring newly licensed architects and others who earned CSI CDT certificates and CCCA certification (Certified Contract Construction Administrator) during 2013 and 2014. Thirty recently licensed architects were honored and 20 CSI Certificate and Certification recipients were recognized. The Foundation provided monetary support … Continue reading Celebrating the achievements of young professionals

UNM Historic Preservation Committee receives award for integrating preservation in master plan

During the 42nd annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony held in May, the University of New Mexico Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) received an award from the state’s Cultural Properties Review Committee for work with the Getty Campus Heritage Grant Program. The grant provided $120,000 to preserve UNM’s historic resources and to develop a plan to integrate preservation into … Continue reading UNM Historic Preservation Committee receives award for integrating preservation in master plan