Share our love of New Mexico architecture: Become a member today!

Membership has its rewards – and none greater than supporting design education, promoting New Mexico’s architecture, and visiting some of the state’s best buildings and most interesting communities. Are you looking to become part of something concrete? Want to help build a solid foundation of culture and heritage in New Mexico? The New Mexico Architectural … Continue reading Share our love of New Mexico architecture: Become a member today!

Developing a plan to revitalize a community’s unique assets

After its architectural tour of Truth or Consequences on Oct. 25, the Foundation hosted a presentation in Albuquerque on Dec. 16 with Consensus Planning Principal, Jacqueline Fishman, AICP, who was the lead consultant and planner for the City of Truth or Consequences’ Downtown Master Plan. Some who attended her presentation had participated the October tour, … Continue reading Developing a plan to revitalize a community’s unique assets

The Castañeda Hotel, the first of the Harvey House hotels, is ready for a makeover

Excerpts from the Albuquerque Journal article published 4/21/14. It has stood forlorn and mostly empty alongside the railroad tracks in Las Vegas for decades – a throwback to when train travel opened up Southwest tourism. Now the Castañeda Hotel, done in Mission Revival style as the first gem of the Harvey House chain, is ready … Continue reading The Castañeda Hotel, the first of the Harvey House hotels, is ready for a makeover

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

How you and the Czech Route 66 Association can get your kicks

On May 24, 25 members of the Czech Route 66 Association rolled into Albuquerque as they filmed a documentary during a full-length drive of Route 66, which most certainly included many of New Mexico’s architectural landmarks. Members of the Architectural Foundation and other locals were on hand to share Route 66 insights and send the Czech group … Continue reading How you and the Czech Route 66 Association can get your kicks

Preservation of historic Las Cruces homes featured in New Mexico Magazine

This year, the New Mexico Magazine’s annual home and garden issue focused in on four historic Las Cruces properties and their owners’ efforts to preserve their unique legacies. New Mexico’s second-largest city is home to elegant architectural gems steeped in lore and preserved by their stewards’ devotion. The four homes featured: Casa Camino Real
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