Planning for the Future of Architecture

Children in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are heading back to school this year with new tools on how to “Build a Better World” after a successful summer program series. By supporting the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Public Library‘s 2017 Summer Reading Program  (June 3-July 29), the Foundation was able to teach teens and tweens about architectural concepts. These…

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…

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…

UNM Historic Preservation Committee receives award for integrating preservation in master plan

During the 42nd annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony held in May, the University of New Mexico Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) received an award from the state’s Cultural Properties Review Committee for work with the Getty Campus Heritage Grant Program. The grant provided $120,000 to preserve UNM’s historic resources and to develop a plan to integrate preservation into…

Architectural Feature: Zimmerman Library

In 2013, UNM’s Zimmerman Library celebrated its 75th Anniversary. Referred to as The Campus Heart, the library is known as one of the finest examples of Spanish-Pueblo Revival in the Southwest. Drawing upon his interest in the preservation, restoration, and revival of the local indigenous architecture, Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem designed various phases…