Casa San Ysidro Host to 2018 Membership Celebration

Casa San Ysidro in Corrales embodies the collective creativity of generations of artists and craftspeople in its furnishings and architectural features, exemplifying an interesting tension between tradition and change that New Mexicans have lived with for centuries. The Gutiérrez family built the original house and a severe portrait of Encarnación Gutiérrez hangs in the front hall. … Continue reading Casa San Ysidro Host to 2018 Membership Celebration

Architecture Day at local school is a favorite of students

For three years, the Foundation has sponsored the Architecture and Children Program in New Mexico’s schools. NMAF helps fund supplies and other needs for the design education program at Albuquerque’s Mark Twain Elementary School, grades 2-5. This program is also sponsored by the School Zone Institute and the American Institute of Architects of Albuquerque. Fifteen … Continue reading Architecture Day at local school is a favorite of students

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 … Continue reading Planning for the Future of Architecture

New Mexico architect receives national award for work in disaster preparedness

Active Foundation member and former board president, Terrance J. Brown, FAIA, was recently honored with the American Institute of Architects’ 2016 Kemper Award. He is the only architect in the history of the AIA to have received both the Kemper Award and the Whitney Young Jr. Award (2004). Named in honor of the AIA’s first … Continue reading New Mexico architect receives national award for work in disaster preparedness

Remembering Van Dorn Hooker

The Foundation’s Executive Committee sadly notes the passing of the organization’s first president and longtime supporter Van Dorn Hooker, Jr. on June 14, 2015. We offer heartfelt condolences to his surviving children, Ann Hooker Clarke and John Hooker, and his grandchildren. Van Dorn Hooker was a charter member and continued to be active with the … Continue reading Remembering Van Dorn Hooker

An ode to New Mexico’s historic preservation and regionalism

The desire to recruit and educate a future generation capable of and passionate about conserving New Mexico’s, the nation’s, and the world’s outstanding cultural heritage, while creating new regionally-responsive design, led to the creation of the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning‘s program in Historic Preservation and Regionalism (HPR). By engaging contemporary … Continue reading An ode to New Mexico’s historic preservation and regionalism

Share our love of New Mexico architecture: Become a member today!

Membership has its rewards – and none greater than supporting design education, promoting New Mexico’s architecture, and visiting some of the state’s best buildings and most interesting communities. Are you looking to become part of something concrete? Want to help build a solid foundation of culture and heritage in New Mexico? The New Mexico Architectural … Continue reading Share our love of New Mexico architecture: Become a member today!

Celebrating the achievements of young professionals

The New Mexico Architectural Foundation helped sponsor this year’s gala celebration in Albuquerque honoring newly licensed architects and others who earned CSI CDT certificates and CCCA certification (Certified Contract Construction Administrator) during 2013 and 2014. Thirty recently licensed architects were honored and 20 CSI Certificate and Certification recipients were recognized. The Foundation provided monetary support … Continue reading Celebrating the achievements of young professionals

Learn about our popular tours

Since 1988 NMAF has conducted annual tours to encourage and share interest in our state’s enchanting treasures. Tours are open to the public. Transportation and lectures are included in the cost. Past Tours Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Albuquerque Historic Landscapes of the Salinas Province: Abo and Quarai 75th Anniversary of New Deal: CCC–Built Sites in Santa Fe … Continue reading Learn about our popular tours