Partnership with ABQ-BernCounty Library will teach kids more about architecture

Another way to make an impact during the Foundation’s 30th year will be through a new partnership to “Build a Better World.” By supporting the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Public Library‘s 2017 Summer Reading Program  (June 3-July 29), we’ll be able to teach teens and tweens about architectural concepts. Part of the national Collaborative Summary Library Program,…

NMAF announces 1st Annual Awards Program

To mark the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce an Annual NMAF Awards Program honoring architecture and community. Nominations are open and we invite NMAF members and interested parties to suggest projects and/or people to be considered for recognition. Nominations will be considered by a panel of AIA Fellows that we will entrust…

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…

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…