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 … Continue reading NMAF announces 1st Annual Awards Program

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 … Continue reading Library tour focuses on impact of architecture to local community

Discussions on Community Partnerships

During the Foundation’s annual architectural tour of the Landmarks of  Española Valley on Oct. 24, participants will learn how community partnerships have helped ensure these historic structures are preserved for future generations. >> 2015 Annual Architecture Tour registration information >> The following individuals will be the featured presenters for each tour location. Francisco Guillermo “Willie” Atencio … Continue reading Discussions on Community Partnerships

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 … Continue reading Historic Preservation is Part of Successful Community Development

Architectural Feature: Central & Unser ABC Library

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (ABC Library) system welcomed its newest branch on April 18, 2015 to the city’s Westside. Located near the intersection of Central Ave. and Unser Blvd. NW, the 25,000-square-foot building brings library services to previously under-served neighborhoods. The new library was designed to be Albuquerque’s Westside “living room” – a warm and … Continue reading Architectural Feature: Central & Unser ABC Library

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