Architectural Feature: Historic Albuquerque High School Lofts

2018 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community. The redevelopment of historic Albuquerque High School marks the beginning of revitalization efforts in downtown Albuquerque. The project inserts a quality mixed-use urban development into the pre-existing urban fabric where residents can live, work, shop,…

Architectural Feature: Hotel Andaluz

Hotel Andaluz is the latest form of the historic Albuquerque Hilton built in 1940. The fourth hotel built by Conrad Hilton, a San Antonio, N.M. native, the old Hilton was renamed and rehabilitated in 2009 by current owner Gary Goodman. In 2011, the Hotel Andaluz rehabilitation received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award for Architectural Heritage.…

What is your favorite “green” building in New Mexico?

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, “green building” (also known as sustainable or high performance building) is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy, water, and materials. Those who use green building techniques also strive to protect and restore human health and the environment, throughout…