2018 Architectural Tour: Taos

  It all begins on a fall Friday afternoon. The weekend is chock-full of Taos sites for the soul. Registration includes meals and site entry fees for the Saturday and Sunday tours. If you’re unable to join us Friday, we look forward to seeing you first thing on Saturday morning at Hacienda de los Martinez. 2018…

Architectural Feature: The Fechin House

2018 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community. Nicolai Fechin, a famous Russian painter, immigrated to the United States in 1923, escaping from the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In 1926, he found his way to Taos where, in 1927, he purchased…

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.…

Architecture + Community: Cornerstones Community Partnerships

2017 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 the last 30 years, the Cornerstones Community Partnerships has helped transform 380 architectural treasures, historic sites, structures, and churches. Cornerstones prides itself in teaching and using only traditional…

A Day Among Santa Fe’s Most Amazing Settings

This year, the Foundation’s Annual Architectural Tour took participants to places deeper into the cultural fabric of Santa Fe. A new (old) Santa Fe was revealed. During the Oct. 15 tour, there was the beautiful and memorable architecture at each site, along with the stimulating people. And, the spectacular New Mexico autumn weather framed it…