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…

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…

Touring the UNM Campus and Meem Archives

The Foundation invites its members, students, and AIA New Mexico Conference attendees for a special, select, tour of UNM’s Main Campus and the John Gaw Meem Archives. The tour will be led by Audra Bellmore, Ph.D., Curator of the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. TOUR OF JOHN GAW MEEM ARCHIVES & UNM MAIN…

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: St. Augustine Church

Last year’s Architectural Tour of Isleta Pueblo provided participants with a close-up look and educational lecture by contractor Ed Crocker on the recent renovation of the 400-year-old St. Augustine Church. Under the original name of St. Anthony, the church was established in 1613. It is one of the oldest mission churches in the United States.…

NMAF provides financial support to Architecture and Children Program

The Architecture and Children program promotes interdisciplinary learning about architecture and design. The integrated curriculum uses math, science, history, art, and ecology as part of this long-running educational program. By teaching children to visualize and become visually literate, instructors can help stimulate creative problem solving and learning how to think in an integrative way. Workshop…