El Zocalo: The perfect “meeting place” for 2019 Membership Forum

The Foundation’s annual awards celebration and membership forum at El Zócalo in Bernalillo was a wonderful evening to explore this local site along El Camino Real and meet the honorees of this year’s annual Architecture + Community Awards. ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION & MEMBERSHIP FORUM Saturday, May 18 El Zócalo Plaza |  264 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo…

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…

Architectural Feature: La Hacienda de los Martinez

2017 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community. This is a rare authentic and original structure from the Spanish Colonial period that figured prominently in the history of the Taos Valley and New Mexico in general and continues to celebrate the community’s early…

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…

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…

Landmarks of the Española Valley — 28th Annual Tour

    October 24 was a beautiful New Mexico fall day, and about 40 people enjoyed the perfect weather for the New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s 28th Annual Architectural Tour. This year we explored the Landmarks of the Española Valley.  This is a historically significant region about 90 miles north of Albuquerque. The valley was the home of several…