2008 Architectural Tour Revisited: Bandelier National Monument

  In 2008, the New Mexico Architectural Foundation conducted its annual tour in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In addition to a visit to the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, participants toured CCC Historic District at Bandelier National Monument. Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000…

Local leaders speak to preserving the architectural heritage of Truth or Consequences

The Foundation’s daylong tour of Truth or Consequences on Oct. 25 concluded with a panel discussion at the Geronimo Springs Museum. The four panelists were Main Street director Linda DeMarino, museum board member Ann Welborn, city commissioner Steve Green, and Sea Properties, Ltd. owner Sid Bryan. Roy Hertweck, Architectural Foundation member and planning director of Sandia…

Tour participants gain new perspective of Truth or Consequences

Nearly 40 members of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation visited Truth or Consequences on Saturday, Oct. 25 to learn more about the community and historic architecture of the town. Each year the Architectural Foundation hosts a daylong tour with the purpose of increasing public understanding and appreciation of the state’s diverse architecture. This was the 27th…

Foundation’s 2014 tour of Truth or Consequences will feature historic architecture and community

For 27 years, the Annual Architectural Tour has been our main event. Each tour has enacted our mission to stimulate public understanding and appreciation of New Mexico’s architecture. The Foundation’s tours have always been about bringing together people interested in our built environment – both non-architects and architects enjoy a day’s worth of New Mexico…

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month

Preservation partners across New Mexico recognize May as Heritage Preservation Month with tours, celebrations and special events. The New Mexico Architectural Foundation is pleased to sponsor this year’s Preservation Month poster, which features the Gila Cliff Dwellings in Grant County. During May, the Historic Santa Fe Foundation is hosting an exhibit that celebrates 20 years of the…

2011 Architectural Tour Revisited: Mid-Century Modern

  As is typical with each New Mexico Architectural Foundation tour, participants gathered on a crisp Saturday morning in late October. In 2011, the focus was Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Albuquerque. The tour was informed by Edna Heatherington Bergman’s thesis, The Fate of Architectural Theory in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Buildings of Four Decades, 1920-1960, which provided…

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.…