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…

2016 Architectural Tour: Studious Sites of Santa Fe

Santa Fe has an abundance of educational institutions tucked into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These picturesque campuses feature historic and contemporary architecture, iconic of New Mexico. Since 1987, NMAF has conducted architecture tours to encourage and share interest in New Mexico’s enchanting treasures. This year’s Studious Sites of Santa Fe on Oct. 15 will be the Foundation’s…

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…