Architecture + Community: Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation

2018 NMAF Award Winner For devoted individuals or groups who have made a significant effort to stimulate public understanding and appreciation of architecture and in their community.  In 1977, Las Vegas Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation’s (LVCCHP) was formed to encourage the preservation and appreciation of the area’s historic resources for the benefit of the … Continue reading Architecture + Community: Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation

Casa San Ysidro Host to 2018 Membership Celebration

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales embodies the collective creativity of generations of artists and craftspeople in its furnishings and architectural features, exemplifying an interesting tension between tradition and change that New Mexicans have lived with for centuries. The Gutiérrez family built the original house and a severe portrait of Encarnación Gutiérrez hangs in the front hall. … Continue reading Casa San Ysidro Host to 2018 Membership Celebration

Honorees of 2018 Architecture + Community Awards Announced

Honoring what makes architecture and community enchanting here in New Mexico, the Foundation developed the Annual NMAF Awards Program in 2017. Representatives from each of the three categories received their awards on May 5 during NMAF’s annual membership celebration held at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. With nominations made by community members from across New … Continue reading Honorees of 2018 Architecture + Community Awards Announced

Nominations now being accepted for NMAF annual awards program

We are pleased to announce that the nomination period has begun for our 2nd 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 and other … Continue reading Nominations now being accepted for NMAF annual awards program

Architecture Day at local school is a favorite of students

For three years, the Foundation has sponsored the Architecture and Children Program in New Mexico’s schools. NMAF helps fund supplies and other needs for the design education program at Albuquerque’s Mark Twain Elementary School, grades 2-5. This program is also sponsored by the School Zone Institute and the American Institute of Architects of Albuquerque. Fifteen … Continue reading Architecture Day at local school is a favorite of students

A Toast to 30 Years of Honoring New Mexico’s Architectural Excellence

Along with a celebration of its 30 year anniversary, the New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s annual tour took place on Saturday, Oct. 28 focusing on the work of Henry Trost and the architecture firm of Trost & Trost. The tour was a well attended and began with an informative lecture by NMAF member and architect Channell … Continue reading A Toast to 30 Years of Honoring New Mexico’s Architectural Excellence

2017 Architectural Tour: A Toast to Trost

Since 1987, NMAF has conducted architecture tours to encourage and share interest in New Mexico’s enchanting treasures. This year’s Toast to Trost on Oct. 28 will be the Foundation’s 30th tour. The day will kick-off with a lecture by NMAF member and architect Channell Graham, one of the founders of the Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA). Henry … Continue reading 2017 Architectural Tour: A Toast to Trost

Architectural Feature: Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum

2017 NMAF Award Winner For newer buildings or sites completed within the last 50 years that have made our community stronger. Home to a land they have inhabited for centuries, the Pueblo of Acoma people are a resilient community that have graciously opened their doors to share their history with others. In 2002, after their … Continue reading Architectural Feature: Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum