Category: In The News

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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Coming Out of the Rough

    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…

  • Library tour focuses on impact of architecture to local community

    Library tour focuses on impact of architecture to local community

    The Foundation held its 2016 Annual Celebration and Membership Meeting on May 14 at the new Central & Unser Library in Albuquerque. Approximately 30 members attended and participated in a tour of the library that opened its doors in April 2015. The library’s architects Mark Rohde and Stephen Teeters of RMKM Architecture provided a presentation that…

  • New Mexico architect receives national award for work in disaster preparedness

    New Mexico architect receives national award for work in disaster preparedness

    Active Foundation member and former board president, Terrance J. Brown, FAIA, was recently honored with the American Institute of Architects’ 2016 Kemper Award. He is the only architect in the history of the AIA to have received both the Kemper Award and the Whitney Young Jr. Award (2004). Named in honor of the AIA’s first…

  • Touring the UNM Campus and Meem Archives

    Touring the UNM Campus and Meem Archives

    The Foundation invites its members, students, and AIA New Mexico Conference attendees for a special, select, tour of UNM’s Main Campus and the John Gaw Meem Archives. The tour will be led by Audra Bellmore, Ph.D., Curator of the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. TOUR OF JOHN GAW MEEM ARCHIVES & UNM MAIN…

  • Historic Preservation is Part of Successful Community Development

    Historic Preservation is Part of Successful Community Development

    A recent article featured in the Albuquerque Journal, “Is history worth the cost of its preservation?“, details the issues that the town of Lordsburg faces as it examines whether or not to preserve its old high school that was built in 1916. Citizens in Lordsburg have worked for 10 years to save their historic high…

  • Remembering Van Dorn Hooker

    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…

  • An ode to New Mexico’s historic preservation and regionalism

    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…

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