Architectural Feature: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2020 Architecture + Community Award Winner For newer buildings or sites completed within the last 50 years that have made our community stronger. The purpose of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation is to honor America’s veterans and members of its military forces by memorializing the sacrifices they have made and by recognizing the sense of…

Architectural Feature: H. B. Ailman House

2020 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community Built in 1881 as the home of H. B. and Theora Ailman and family, the Ailman House is one of Silver City’s most distinctive and emblematic buildings from the early mining boom era. It…

2020 Architecture + Community Award Winners

Just as many things have changed and adapted this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Architecture + Community Awards take on a special meaning and provides an opportunity to recognize the people and built environment that define our communities here in New Mexico. Honoring what makes architecture enchanting in our state, the Foundation developed the…

We are part of a beautiful community … The Land of Enchantment

We are looking to make the 2020 Architecture + Community Awards even more special this year. We hope you’ll take some time to escape from the current state of affairs to reflect on some of our state’s unique architectural treasures. On March 1, we opened the award nominations. In just one month, a lot changed. With the developments of the COVID-19…

2019 Tour: Curated Guide to NM Architecture

Help us celebrate the launch of the Foundation’s guide … soon to be re-released as a virtual tour of our state’s important and distinctive architectural sites. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Foundation will host a launch party at El Vado’s event center. On Saturday, Nov. 2, we’ve curated a live tour that features sites from the renewed…

Architectural Feature: El Vado

2019 NMAF Award Winner For important historic buildings or sites that have had a lasting effect in bringing together our community. The El Vado Motor Court was built in 1937 to cater to visitors traveling through Albuquerque on Route 66. The motel, designed in the Spanish Revival style, housed 32 motel units with adjoining carports…

2019 Architecture + Community Awards Winners

Honoring what makes architecture and community enchanting here in New Mexico, the Foundation developed the Annual NMAF Awards Program in 2017. Representatives from each of the three categories received their awards on May 18 during NMAF’s annual membership celebration held at El Zocalo in Bernalillo. With nominations made by community members from across New Mexico,…

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…

The Art and Architecture of Taos

With the convergence of architecture and art, Taos provides a breathtaking backdrop that stimulates a rich understanding and appreciation of our state’s traditions. The 25 participants of this year’s three-day architectural tour enjoyed VIP access to eight Taos sites during the weekend of November 2. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Living Designs Group Architects  |  Studio…